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Criminal Litigation 2020-2021

Criminal Litigation 2020-2021 (16th edn)

Martin Hannibal and Lisa Mountford
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date: 05 October 2022

p. 48726. Sentencing Young Offenderslocked

p. 48726. Sentencing Young Offenderslocked

  • Martin HannibalMartin HannibalBarrister (non-practising)
  •  and Lisa MountfordLisa MountfordSolicitor and lecturer, Keele University


This chapter considers the range of disposals available where a young offender admits the offence(s) or a finding of guilt is recorded against him. It discusses the principles which guide the sentencing of youths; the youth court’s sentencing powers; the adult magistrates’ court sentencing powers; the Crown Court’s sentencing powers; and sentencing a ‘dangerous’ young offender.

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