Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 37 (Mar)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Lord Woolf CJ, Rose and Judge JJ

Representation Ian Hope (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 5 March 2002


Sentencing - Custodial sentence - Considerations to be taken into account before imposing custodial sentence.

The Case

It is of greatest importance to the criminal justice system as a whole and the public who depend upon the criminal justice system for their protection against crime, that only those who need to be sent to prison are sent to prison and that they are not sent to prison for any longer than is necessary.

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