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Should punishment be commensurate with the seriousness of the

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Should punishment be commensurate with the seriousness of the offence?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
Hi.

Thank you for your question. My name is Jo and I will try to help with this.

Could you explain your situation a bit more please?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I am trying to answer an essay question.


 

Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.
Hello,

We cannot help write essays here but the answer to your question is yes, it should be.

The sentencer must always consider the seriousness of the offence first as the courts are required to pass sentences which are commensurate with the offence.

This document may help you with your research

http://sentencingcouncil.judiciary.gov.uk/docs/web_seriousness_guideline.pdf

Hope this helps