There have been two entirely different crime stories in the news this week, but both will challenge the court to consider sentencing guidelines and how they ought to be applied.
After analysing Freedom of Information request responses from 29 out of 43 police forces, Channel 4 discovered that the number of police-recorded offenders aged under 18 using a knife or sharp instrument to commit homicide rose by the worryingly high figure of 77% from 26 to 46 from 2016 to 2018.
Here we look at the impact and cases surrounding the possession and/or use of counterfeit money – including the sentencing – which may shock some people!
Can Modern Slavery be used as a defence for drugs offences or other offences for that matter? Well the answer is maybe – depending on the circumstances and the offence committed. Here we look at using modern slavery as a defence.
The tags capture and record information on an individual’s location at all times. After receiving location signals from satellites, the tag then communicates location data via a mobile phone network then through to a case management system.
The Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act 2019 has completed its parliamentary journey and will, in the main, come in to effect over the next few months. Here, we look at what the new changes mean and how it will impact on both sentencing and access to data.