R v Dobson & Norris
Mr Justice Treacy’s sentencing remarks in the Stephen Lawrence case are now available to view. A fantastic source to give to the students - ask them to identify aggravating and mitigating factors referred to by the judge.
The BBC also have a good clip here from an interview prior to the sentences being passed in which a barrister explains how the judge will approach matters.
It’s also useful for illustration of the impact of Schedule 21 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 on sentencing for murder - as the offence in question was prior to this, the Act does not apply to Dobson and Norris.
A high profile case and a topic which should also provoke discussion of the aims of sentencing. See below for a brief video clip!