The imposition of punishment parts on young offenders

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Notes the punishment for murder under the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 s.205 and the additional considerations to be taken into account when sentencing young persons. Using case law illustrations, considers the general principles for setting the punishment part for a young offender, comparing them with those for an adult offender, looking at the importance of rehabilitation and the capacity for change.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2-5
JournalGreens Criminal Law Bulletin
Issue number169
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Punishment
  • Rehabilitation of offenders
  • Scotland
  • Sentence length
  • Young offenders


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