A place to record lenient sentencing for motorvehicle....


Jdsk
Posts: 2218
Joined: 5 Mar 2019, 5:42pm

Re: A place to record lenient sentencing for motorvehicle....

Postby Jdsk » 16 Sep 2020, 11:51am

DaveGos wrote:https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-54141729
May just result in juries not convicting , who knows...

That effect should always be considered, and I'm reasonably convinced that it was one of the factors that led to the end of judicial killing in the UK.

But I think that it's unlikely that increasing the maximum sentence for the "causing death" offences will do this in practice. Sentences aren't usually discussed with juries, although what happens when they retire is anyone's guess.

Jonathan

thirdcrank
Posts: 29423
Joined: 9 Jan 2007, 2:44pm

Re: A place to record lenient sentencing for motorvehicle....

Postby thirdcrank » 16 Sep 2020, 1:03pm



To be precise, that commentary was published before the White Paper. Does that matter? Only to the extent that the release of the White Paper was spun, so that the headlines emphasised how tough it all was.