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14 July 2011

The Sentencing Council is holding a public event in Liverpool to explain sentencing and give people the chance to hear the kind of cases judges frequently deal with, pass sentences themselves, and then find out how their verdict compares with a judge’s. The event on 28 July is open to all members of the public and is being supported by the Liverpool Echo. It will explain the basics of sentencing, how the sentencing process works, and ask for views on how burglars should be sentenced as part of the Sentencing Council’s public consultation on its proposed guidelines for judges on burglary offences.

There will be an opportunity to listen to some sentencing scenarios and pass sentence and to pose some questions to our panel of criminal justice professionals who will be chaired by local judge and Sentencing Council member Henry Globe.

Date: Thursday 28 July, 7-9pm (with refreshments from 6.30pm) Venue: Liverpool Town Hall, High Street, Liverpool, Merseyside L2 3SW