Criminal Sentencing - 1960- 1969

Criminal Sentencing. Including matters relating to the calculation of remission, the setting, service and operation of life sentences, and parole. See also Prisons

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This page lists 1 cases, and was prepared on 19 May 2014. These case are being transferred one by one to the main site which presents them better, with links to full text where we have it, and much improved cross referencing.
Regina -v- Hodgson (1968) 52 Cr App R 113
Criminal Sentencing Casemap
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The court stated that the exceptional circumstances required to justify imposition of a life sentence for an offence other than murder are present if three conditions. First, the offence or offences are in themselves serious enough to require a very long sentence. Secondly, it appears from the nature of the offences or from the offender's criminal history that he is a person of mental instability who, if at liberty, would probably re-offend and present a grave danger to the public. Thirdly, the offender will remain unstable and a potential danger for a long and/or uncertain period of time.