The disclosure of criminal offences can harm chances of employment. But a recent proposal could make it easier for people to get back working.
Back in March more than 50% of courts closed due to the Covid pandemic. There were already huge backlogs, so how can the courts cope?
Getting a suspended sentence means the conviction stands but the defendent doesn’t go to prison unless they re-offend. So what comes into consideration?
The role of a juror is to act only on the evidence presented in court. So what if a juror carries out their own “research” or shows bias? What are the implications?
A recent judgement turned down a prosecution bid to extend custody time because of a delayed trial during the pandemic and instead freed the defendent on bail.
The new guidelines for sentencing offenders with mental disorders, developmental disorders & neurological impairments published by the Sentencing Council.