Sentencing Council

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Provisional sentencing for children

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.  

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