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For sentencing offences for which there is no offence specific sentencing guideline, and For use in conjunction with offence specific Read More

Section one: General approach Sentencing principles 1.1 When sentencing children or young people (those aged under 18 at the date Read More

Section 144 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 provides: (1) In determining what sentence to pass on an offender who Read More

Scope of the guideline 1.  This guideline identifies the principles relevant to the sentencing of cases involving domestic abuse. There Read More

General principles The principle of totality comprises two elements: All courts, when sentencing for more than a single offence, should Read More

General principles When sentencing an offender who requests offences to be taken into consideration (TICs), courts should pass a total Read More

Imposition of community orders General principles Community orders can fulfil all of the purposes of sentencing. In particular, they can Read More

Statutory provisions Section 144 Criminal Justice Act 2003 provides: (1) In determining what sentence to pass on an offender who Read More

Determining whether cases should be dealt with by a magistrates’ court or the Crown Court Venue for trial It is Read More