Wasik, M (2019) Reflections on the Manslaughter Sentencing Guidelines. Criminal Law Review, 2019 (4). pp. 315-332.

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Abstract

This article assesses sentencing guidelines recently issued by the Sentencing Council for the offence of manslaughter. The guidelines are considered in the context of escalating sentences for the offence generally, and the statutory reforms to manslaughter made by the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 . The article concludes that the guidelines are impressive, sophisticated, and likely to provide flexibility in practice, but that there are unanswered questions about the relationship between manslaughter sentencing and the murder minimum term starting points in Sch.21.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in Criminal Law Review following peer review. The definitive published version will be available online on Westlaw UK or from Thomson Reuters DocDel service.
Uncontrolled Keywords: law, sentencing, manslaughter
Subjects: K Law > KD England and Wales
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Law
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2019 12:09
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2020 01:30
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/5912

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