Parliament has increased the maximum penalty for the most serious animal cruelty offences to five years’ custody. We want to hear your views on our proposed new guideline for sentencing these offences.READ MORE
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The Sentencing Council for England and Wales promotes greater consistency in sentencing, whilst maintaining the independence of the judiciary. The Council produces guidelines on sentencing for the judiciary and criminal justice professionals and aims to increase public understanding of sentencing.