Assaults in custodial settings: domestic and comparative sentencing principles

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Considers the rationale for the imposing deterrent sentences on those convicted of committing assaults in custodial settings, with reference to case law in England and Wales and Australia. Discusses Podgornoi (Aleksandr) v HM Advocate (HCJ Appeal) refusing an appeal against a headline sentence of 15 months, to run consecutively to the total period of imprisonment the appellants were serving following their convictions for murder, following their attack on a fellow prisoner.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-122
Number of pages10
JournalScots Law Times
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • Assault
  • Australia
  • Prison discipline
  • prisoners
  • Scotland
  • Sentencing guidelines


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