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This Report deals with the exercise of sentencing an exceptional group of offenders: children aged between 10 and 14 who commit serious crime. The report considers the views of the courts, criminal justice agencies and various stakeholders in respect of a proposal to develop a special category of sentencing known as 'provisional sentencing' when responding to young offenders dealt with after conviction or plea for serious criminal offences.
Published in September 2009.
Provisional Sentencing for Children [PDF 202 KB]