The Police, Crime Sentencing and Courts Bill: A crisis of legitimacy? Blog by Professor Mike Hough
The Police, Crime Sentencing and Courts Bill is an extensive piece of legislation. Many provisions can be thought of as good housekeeping, and other parts look like sensible, progressive moves – for example, reducing custodial remands of young people and strengthening the protections offered to them against abuse from people in positions of trust.
However, the provisions on public demonstrations have attracted well-deserved criticism, and those on custodial sentences look like a collection of ill-thought-through crowd pleasers that will achieve very little at considerable cost. In this article Professor Mike Hough offers some thoughts on the legitimacy of these two sets of provisions.
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