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NCJ Number: 148110 Find in a Library
Corporate Author: National Assoc for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: National Assoc for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
London, SW9 0PU
Publication Number: ISBN 0-85069-120-6
Sale Source: National Assoc for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
169 Clapham Road
United Kingdom
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This report summarizes the sentencing changes resulting from the Criminal Justice Act 1993 in Great Britain and examines the overall statutory criteria for sentencing offenders following the implementation of the 1993 amendments to the Criminal Justice Act 1991.
Abstract: Sections 65 and 66 of the Criminal Justice Act 1993 make substantial changes to the following three aspects of the Criminal Justice Act 1991: (1) the criteria justifying the use of custodial sentences contained in section 1 of the 1991 law, section 29 of the 1991 law concerning the role of an offender's previous record in sentencing, and the unit fine system that the 1991 law applied to magistrates' courts. Previously the court could consider the combined seriousness of no more than two current offenses in deciding about custody; it can now look at the combined seriousness of any number of offenses. Other provisions focus on offenses committed while on bail, community sentences, sentence lengths, binding minors over to parents or guardians, and other topics. Chart
Main Term(s): Foreign courts
Index Term(s): Foreign laws; Foreign sentencing; United Kingdom (UK)
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