Crime and Sentencing in UK Law
- anti social behaviour
- child offender
- criminal practice
- financial crimes
- misuse of drugs
- nature of offence
- offences against the person
- offences involving property
- official secrets
- parties to crime
- public order
- road traffic and transportation offences
- serious organised crimes
- sexual offences
- weapons and firearms
- wildlife offences
R (Razgar) v Secretary of State for the Home Department
(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
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
(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
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.
Dorset Yacht Company Ltd v Home Office
To give rise to a duty on the part of the custodian owed to a member of the public to take reasonable care to prevent a Borstal trainee from escaping from his custody before completion of the trainee's sentence there should be some relationship between the custodian and the person to whom the duty is owed which exposes that person to a particular risk of damage in consequence of that escape which is different in its incidence from the general risk of damage from criminal acts of others which he shares with all members of the public.
Huang v Secretary of State for the Home Department; Abu-Qulbain v Same; Kashmiri v Same
In an article 8 case where this question is reached, the ultimate question for the appellate immigration authority is whether the refusal of leave to enter or remain, in circumstances where the life of the family cannot reasonably be expected to be enjoyed elsewhere, taking full account of all considerations weighing in favour of the refusal, prejudices the family life of the applicant in a manner sufficiently serious to amount to a breach of the fundamental right protected by article 8.
Hill v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire
In some instances the imposition of liability may lead to the exercise of a function being carried on in a detrimentally defensive frame of mind. A great deal of police time, trouble and expense might be expected to have to be put into the preparation of the defence to the action and the attendance of witnesses at the trial. The result would be a significant diversion of police manpower and attention from their most important function, that of the suppression of crime.
- Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022
Serious Crime Act 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 under ... ...
- The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 (Consequential Provision) Regulations 2022
- The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 (Commencement No. 3) Regulations 2022
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