Intimidatory Offences - New Sentencing Guidelines

An overview of the sentencing guidelines introduced on 1st October 2018

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Course Overview

On 1st October 2018 the Sentencing Council published definitive guidelines for intimidatory offences covering harassment, stalking, disclosing private sexual images ('revenge porn'), controlling or coercive behaviour and threats to kill.
The significance of these guidelines cannot be underestimated; prior to the introduction of these new sentencing guidelines only limited assistance was available for the sentencing court and no guidance was available in respect of stalking, revenge porn and controlling and coercive behaviour.
During this bite-size session solicitor-advocate and part time deputy district judge Olwen Davies will examine the new guidelines and will consider the assessment of harm and culpability. Allied matters including basis of plea, Newtons and the likelihood of a committal for sentence will also be addressed.
In addition, Olwen will discuss the increased severity of some sentences making this course perfect for charging lawyers, prosecutors who deal with allocation and sentence, defence advocates and those who advise on sentence in other roles.
For those wishing to consolidate their knowledge regarding the new sentencing guidelines for intimidatory offences, an optional problem-scenario is included and should be attempted once the webinar has been viewed in full.
 

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the slides and optional problem-scenario to test your legal knowledge.

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will have a greater understanding of and feel confident when using the new sentencing guidelines in respect of intimidatory offences

What is the target audience?

  • Criminal practitioners of all levels

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About Instructor - Olwen Davies

Admitted in 1990, Olwen is freelance solicitor-advocate with extensive experience in both defence and prosecution work from the magistrates' court to the Court of Appeal. Olwen has lectured at post- graduate level and has presented many CPD courses for the legal profession, the police, Health and Safety Executive and others. Olwen is the co-author of Jordan's Criminal Practitioners Guide to the Criminal Justice Act 2003 and is an avid supporter of Save UK Justice and the campaign to stop cuts to legal aid and the criminal justice system.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar
    00:20:27

Supporting Documentation

  • Slides
    18 Page
  • Problem Scenario
    2 Page

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