Pre-sentence Reports: Do they make a difference? A pre-sentence report is advice given to the court following the facts of the case, expert risks and needs assessments, including an independent sentencing proposal and additional relevant information. They must be as objective as possible and exist to assist the judiciary with sentencing. The number of pre-sentence reports … Continued

Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill – what are they really offering ?

The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill was introduced in the House of Lords in early July and awaits a second reading. The Bill is formed of thirteen parts, including provisions to: introduce measures for the protection of the police; introduce legislation for the prevention, investigation and prosecution of crime; make changes to the policing … Continued