Martin Partington: Spotlight on the Justice System

Keeping the English Legal System under review

You be the judge:what sentences would you impose?

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In the book I argue that it is hard to encourage rational debate on sentencing policy. Discussion tends to be hi-jacked by shrill comments from politicians and the press.

To encourage better public understanding of sentencing and its actual application in particular cases, the Ministry of Justice created an interactive website – You be the Judge – which invites you to be the judge. The scope of the website has been expanded to include new offences.

From 30 November 2012, cases of murder, manslaughter, drug dealing and teen crime were added to the website You be the Judge.

To try you hand at sentencing go to


Written by lwtmp

December 5, 2012 at 11:37 am

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