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R v Dobson & Norris

Wednesday, January 04, 2012
by Andy Howells

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!

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