Revised annually, this paperback aims to provide essential information on all aspects of sentencing law. Its clear layout and practical approach mean that the practitioner preparing a plea in mitigation, or advising on appeal, can quickly locate the key points of legislation affecting the sentencing powers of the courts. Maximum sentences for the most common indictable offences are set out in an easy-to-follow table at the back of the book. This edition includes material on: Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000; Football (Offences and Disorder) Act 2000; Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000; new sentences for drug abstinence orders, exclusion orders, banning orders, restraining orders for sexual offenders and orders disqualifying offenders from working with children, now in force; renaming of community orders, now in force; and new provisions dealing with breach of community orders and cases where imprisonment is mandatory.
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