The concept of “breach of trust” in sentencing child sex offences

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Considers H (G) v HM Advocate (HCJ Appeal), an appeal against conviction and sentence, focusing on the operation of the doctrine of mutual corroboration. Discusses case law on sentencing for child sex offences including those committed in breach of trust and familial sex offences.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-7
JournalGreens Criminal Law Bulletin
Issue number168
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Custodial periods
  • Extended sentences
  • Family relationships
  • Moorov doctrine
  • Scotland
  • Sentence length
  • sexual offences


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