Category: criminal sentencing

Labour’s Shadow Justice Minister Promises Minimum Sentence of Seven Years for Rapists

The opposition Labour Party has said it would introduce minimum sentences of seven years in prison for rape, while also promising to introduce specialist rape courts and a domestic violence register. Shadow justice minister Ellie Reeves said that if elected, Labour would bring in minimum sentences for rape for the first time, while repeating an…

Child Welfare a Focus of Criminal Sentencing Review

The New South Wales (NSW) government will review sentencing and bail guidelines after an inquiry recommended taking children’s welfare into consideration when dealing with offenders. A parliamentary inquiry into supporting children with imprisoned parents last year found having a parent behind bars had a profoundly negative effect on children – and should be avoided when possible….

Sentencing Hearing Begins for Dutch Man Convicted of Extorting BC Teen Amanda Todd

A sentencing hearing is expected to begin today for a Dutch man found guilty of harassing British Columbia teenager Amanda Todd in the years before her suicide. A B.C. Supreme Court jury convicted Aydin Coban last month of extortion, harassment, communication with a young person to commit a sexual offence and possession and distribution of…