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Draft Sentencing Guideline: Robbery.

Home Affairs Committee
June 4, 2015

Source: (2006) London: House of Commons

3. We generally endorse the structure and flexibility of the draft guideline. It is based on
three levels of seriousness, with helpful lists of aggravating and mitigating factors which
create the fluidity necessary for proportionate sentencing for offences where the range of
conduct is wide. We note that the impact on victims is explicitly taken into account. The
Sentencing Advisory Panel recognised the need for separate guidelines for adult and youth
offenders, and different sentencing ranges are accordingly presented. There have been
several significant changes since the Panel gave its advice: the Council has produced a
guideline addressing the assessment of seriousness, and the provisions on the sentencing of
dangerous offenders (in the Criminal Justice Act 2003) have come into force. This Report
does not aim to comment in detail on all aspects of the draft guideline, but to set out some
basic background and then focus on issues of particular concern. (excerpt)


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