Sentencing – mental health

October 2020 | Crime

A new sentencing guideline has been issued in relation to offenders with mental and development disorders and neurological impairments, such as dementia or brain injury. Effective from 1 October 2020, the overarching principles will apply to adults who had a mental disorder/impairment at the time of the offence and/or at the time of sentencing. Possible …

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