Sentences in Certain Magistrates’ Courts Vary too Much

Investigations show that sentences in certain magistrates’ courts vary too much. The statistics of Ministry of Justice point out that a man convicted of a crime in Derbyshire is four times more likely to go to prison than a person with the same offense in Northumbria.By having said that do you have the HR Documents necessary for each company all over Great Britain?

This all happens regardless the existing strict national guidelines on sentencing.

An examining of the information given on sentences for the areas in England and Wales by the Howard League for Penal Reform, found that in 2011, 3.8 percent of cases resulted in a custodial sentence, and 4.3 percent in Wales. The percentage in England show a decrease by over a percent from 4.9 percent in 2001, and the Welsh figure has risen from 4.0 percent.

Statistics show different data when talking about immediate sentences- in Birmingham about 6 percent of criminals are given immediate jail sentences, while in London their percent is only four.

A “striking disparity” was found between sentencing rates of areas like Northamptonshire, Warwickshire and Northumbria. The cases with imposed sentences in Northamptonshire were 6.5 per cent, for Warwickshire they were 1.5 per cent and for Northumbria they were 1.6 per cent

The magistrates’ court may set a maximum sentence of about six months for a single offense, or double for multiple aberrations.

The chief executive of the Howard League for Penal Reform, Frances Crook, said: “It is pleasing to see that magistrates’ courts are sending fewer people to prison overall than they have in the past.

According to him, the short-term prison sentence would not make the life of the person sentenced better. This could only make them either drug addicted or prone to re offend.