Crime and Sentencing in UK Law

Leading Cases
  • R (Razgar) v Secretary of State for the Home Department
    • House of Lords
    • 17 Jun 2004

    (4) If so, is such interference necessary in a democratic society in the interests of national security, public safety or the economic well-being of the country, for the prevention of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals, or for the protection of the rights and freedoms of others?

  • Woolmington v DPP
    • House of Lords
    • 05 Apr 1935

    Throughout the web of the English Criminal Law one golden thread is always to be seen that it is the duty of the prosecution to prove the prisoner's guilt subject to what I have already said as to the defence of insanity and subject also to any statutory exception. No matter what the charge or where the trial, the principle that the prosecution must prove the guilt of the prisoner is part of the common law of England and no attempt to whittle it down can be entertained.

  • R v Galbraith
    • Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)
    • 19 May 1981

    (b) Where however the prosecution evidence is such that its strength or weakness depends on the view to be taken of a witness's reliability, or other matters which are generally speaking within the province of the jury and where on one possible view of the facts there is evidence upon which a jury could properly come to the conclusion that the defendant is guilty, then the Judge should allow the matter to be tried by the jury. (b) Where however the prosecution evidence is such that its strength or weakness depends on the view to be taken of a witness's reliability, or other matters which are generally speaking within the province of the jury and where on one possible view of the facts there is evidence upon which a jury could properly come to the conclusion that the defendant is guilty, then the Judge should allow the matter to be tried by the jury.

  • R v Boardman
    • House of Lords
    • 13 Nov 1974

    The test must be—is the evidence capable of tending to persuade a reasonable jury of the accused's guilt on some ground other than his bad character and disposition to commit the sort of crime with which he is charged? The similarity would have to be so unique or striking that common sense makes it inexplicable on the basis of coincidence.

  • Norris v Government of the United States of America (No 2)
    • Supreme Court
    • 24 Feb 2010

    It is of critical importance in the prevention of disorder and crime that those reasonably suspected of crime are prosecuted and, if found guilty, duly sentenced. Extradition is part of the process for ensuring that this occurs, on a basis of international reciprocity. It is instructive to consider the approach of the Convention to dealing with criminals or suspected criminals in the domestic context.

  • Rookes v Barnard
    • House of Lords
    • 21 Jan 1964

    Where a Defendant with a cynical disregard for a Plaintiff's rights has calculated that the money to be made out of his wrong-doing will probably exceed the damages at risk, it is necessary for the law to show that it cannot be broken with impunity.

  • MF (Nigeria) v Secretary of State for The Home Department
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 08 Oct 2013

    Rather it is that, in approaching the question of whether removal is a proportionate interference with an individual's article 8 rights, the scales are heavily weighted in favour of deportation and something very compelling (which will be "exceptional") is required to outweigh the public interest in removal.

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Legislation
  • Serious Crime Act 2015
    • UK Non-devolved
    • January 01, 2015
    ...... . . "(3A) In this section "priority order" means any of the following-. . (a) a compensation order under section 130 of the Sentencing Act;. . . (b) an order requiring payment of a surcharge under section 161A of the Criminal Justice Act 2003;. . . (c) an unlawful profit order ......
  • Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015
    • UK Non-devolved
    • January 01, 2015
    ...... . . (5) An offence under Part 2 of the Serious Crime Act 2007 in relation to which an offence specified in the preceding ... of detention under section 91 of the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 (detention of offenders under 18 convicted of certain ......
  • Modern Slavery Act 2015
    • UK Non-devolved
    • January 01, 2015
    ......Penalties and sentencing Penalties and sentencing . S-5 . Penalties 5 Penalties . (1) A person ... (1) Schedule 2 to the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (criminal lifestyle offences in England and Wales) is amended as ......
  • Crime and Courts Act 2013
    • UK Non-devolved
    • January 01, 2013
    ...... (1) Section 102 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (where child remanded to youth detention accommodation, court must designate local authority to look after child ......
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