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Tag: Young Adults

31 July 2018

A report on sentencing young adults

Judging maturity: exploring the role of maturity in sentencing young adults, Howard League for Penal Reform and Transition to Adulthood, July 2018 This report by the Howard League and Transition to Adulthood recommends that The Sentencing Council should work towards developing formal sentencing principles for young adults, similar to the principles that are in place […]

12 June 2018

Young adults in the criminal justice system – a Justice Committee report

Young adults in the Criminal Justice System, House of Commons Justice Committee, June 2018 This report calls on the Ministry of Justice to take decisive action to reform the way young adults are dealt with in the criminal justice system (CJS).    It advocates revisiting urgently previous recommendations for a new framework for the disclosure […]

24 January 2018

18 is not a cliff edge for sentencing

R v Clarke, Andrews and Thompson [2018] EWCA Crim 185 This case, with judgment given by the Lord Chief Justice, stresses the continuing importance of maturity when sentencing young adults aged 18 or older. Details The three defendants were convicted of serious offences.  They  kidnapped a boy from his home, kept him tied up in […]