Undue leniency: the Crown's challenge to sentencing and the judges' response

Ian Willock

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    Abstract

    The legislative provisions allowing appeals against sentence by the prosecution are controversial. In this article, Professor Ian Willock examines the background to the legislation and the case law to date, concluding that the fears that this right of appeal might compromise the independence of the judiciary in sentencing have proved to be exaggerated.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)23-32
    Number of pages10
    JournalJuridical Review: the Law Journal of the Scottish Universities
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1999

    Keywords

    • Criminal procedure
    • Criminal appeals
    • Judicial decision making
    • Prosecutors
    • Scotland
    • Sentencing

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