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Banks on Sentence 2021

Banks on Sentence is the definitive sentencing guide.
ISBN/ISSN: 9781474319270

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Why should you buy Banks on Sentence 2021

Banks on Sentence is the definitive sentencing guide. It is used by judges, barristers and solicitors for sentencing hearings in the Magistrates' Court, Crown Court, Courts Martial and the Court of Appeal.

Volume 1 sets out the sentencing powers available to the Courts. It contains all relevant material to set complex and overlapping legislation in context. It includes procedure to be applied in sentencing hearings, including applications for behaviour orders and appeal hearings.

Volume 2 contains all the relevant guidelines, cases and sentencing material to enable judges, magistrates and practitioners to determine the sentence for almost all commonly prosecuted offences.

Banks is the most comprehensive coverage of sentencing available. It offers substantial case authority material to assist where no sentencing guideline exists. Where guidelines do exist, Banks provides judicial guidance on the meaning and application of the terms used in a given guidance.

Also available on LexisLibrary where updates are incorporated into the content between publication of the print editions. For more information click here.

The 16th Edition includes:

  • Banks on Sentence has been fully updated to reflect the changes made by the commencement of the Sentencing Code, and set these in context with applicable Sentencing Guidelines, Practice Directions, and case law.
  • Firearms Guidelines: The Firearms chapter has been re-written to reflect the new guidelines and accompanying downgrade in the importance of judicial guidance cases in this area.
  • Sentencing offenders with mental disorders, developmental disorders, or neurological impairments (new definitive guideline) has been added and various chapters updated to reflect this new material.
  • 2020 Criminal Procedure Rules.
  • Brexit changes: including The Taking Account of Convictions (EU Exit) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (mutual recognition of "member state" convictions where previous convictions trigger different sentencing powers ceases with effect for proceedings commenced after 31/12/20).
  • Manning, Jones and Sentencing Council guidance, on the impact of Covid-19 on the prison estate and reduction in custodial sentences.
  • R v Privett and Others on the assessment of harm in cases of arranging the commission of child sex offences, where the child in question was fictional (i.e., an undercover police officer).
  • R v PS and Others (and several cases which have followed it): regarding the court's assessment of culpability where an offender suffers from a mental health condition, particularly those with autistic spectrum disorders.
  • R v Abbott and Others on assessing the statutory (victim) surcharge in cases involving a breach of a previous order, or multiple offences.

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