Public opinion and understanding of sentencing examined
28 November 2022
The Justice Committee examines public understanding of sentencing when it takes evidence from Victims’ Commissioner for London, Claire Waxman, representatives of the Independent Commission into the Experience of Victims and Long-Term Prisoners and academics.
- Watch Parliament TV: Public opinion and understanding of sentencing
- Inquiry: Public opinion and understanding of sentencing
- Justice Committee
The new inquiry aims to get a better understanding of public awareness around how sentencing works, and how accessible information on court sentences and the reasoning behind them is. In this opening session, the Committee will examine what the current level of understanding of sentencing is among victims and the wider public. It will also look at how these views inform sentencing policy and examine what more can be done to improve awareness of how sentencing operates.
Tuesday 29 November, Committee Room 8, Palace of Westminster
- Professor Mike Hough, Emeritus Professor, School of Law, Birkbeck, University of London
- Professor Julian Roberts, Executive Director, Sentencing Academy; Professor of Criminology in the Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford and former member of the Sentencing Council of England and Wales (2009-2018)
- Claire Waxman OBE, Victims’ Commissioner for London
- Bishop James Jones KBE, Chair, Independent Commission into the Experience of Victims and Long-Term Prisoners
- Mark Day, Joint Secretary, Independent Commission into the Experience of Victims and Long-Term Prisoners