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Today the Sentencing Council is publishing a new definitive guideline for the sentencing of burglars. The guideline reinforces current sentencing practice, which means that offenders burgling people’s homes can expect a custodial sentence. Sentencing will remain at existing levels, and the guideline aims to ensure that the effect on victims is at the centre of considerations about what sentence each offender should receive. When sentencing…

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Today, the Sentencing Council is launching a three-month public consultation on its proposals to introduce a new guideline for judges and magistrates on the sentences for all offences which involve burglary. The draft guideline reinforces current sentencing practice, which means that offenders committing domestic burglaries can expect a custodial sentence. It does not propose any reduction in sentences for burglars. The proposals will bring…

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The Sentencing Council has published a public consultation on its proposals to introduce a new guideline for the sentencing of burglary offences. The consultation will run for 12 weeks and will close on 4 August 2011. The proposals will bring burglary offences into a single guideline for Crown and magistrates’ courts in order to increase the consistency of sentencing across both courts. The draft guideline reinforces current sentencing practice…

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…Following a three month period of training and implementation the definitive guideline on burglary offences came into effect on 16 January 2012. Versions for the Crown Court and magistrates’ courts are available….

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The Sentencing Council has published its initial assessment of the impact of its burglary guideline on sentencing trends, under its statutory duty to monitor the operation and effect of its sentencing guidelines and to draw conclusions from this information. Further work to explore the findings from this initial assessment will be undertaken and the outcome published in due course. The assessment reflects the Council’s approach of seeking to…

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…The Council has published an assessment of its burglary sentencing guideline which came into force in January 2012. It follows an initial assessment published in 2016 and details the results of further analysis on the impact of the guideline. It can be accessed here….

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The Sentencing Council has published a new guideline for judges and magistrates. It aims to ensure a consistent and proportionate approach to sentencing, with convicted offenders receiving a sentence that reflects both the harm they have caused to their victim and their culpability. The new guideline, which has been issued following a 12-week public consultation, will come into effect on 16 January 2012. Although primarily aimed at criminal…

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The Sentencing Council’s first public event to increase understanding about sentencing was held last night in Liverpool, with more than 80 people from Merseyside in attendance. It took place alongside a week of coverage about sentencing in the Liverpool Echo, with the paper working with the Sentencing Council to highlight the kinds of burglars that come before the courts and how judges and magistrates go about sentencing them. The event was…

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Guidance to judges and magistrates on appropriate sentencing levels come from definitive guidelines issued by the Sentencing Council and from guideline judgments from the Court of Appeal. The Council has discussed the impact of the summer’s riots on guidelines at its September meeting today and is aware that the Court of Appeal will be considering cases relating to the August disturbances very shortly. It has decided that it is not necessary to…

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Today, the Sentencing Council has announced new sentencing guidelines for robbery offences which will help courts to sentence all types of offender, from a street mugger to a gang guilty of a major heist. The guidelines have been introduced to ensure courts have comprehensive guidance covering all types of robberies committed by adults in England and Wales. These comprise: Street robbery and less sophisticated commercial robbery, which make up…