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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): Public opinion and understanding of sentencing

Justice Committee
Public opinion and understanding of sentencing

Tuesday 29 November 2022

Start times: 2.00pm (private) 2.30pm (public)


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Public opinion and understanding of sentencing examined

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.

Meeting details

At 2.30pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry Public opinion and understanding of sentencing
Joint Secretary at Independent Commission into the Experience of Victims and Long-term Prisoners
Chair at Independent Commission into the Experience of Victims and Long-term Prisoners
Emeritus Professor at School of Law, Birkbeck, University of London
Executive Director at Sentencing Academy
Victims' Commissioner for London

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.

Location

Room 8, Palace of Westminster

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