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Referrals for expert psychiatric opinion on dangerous offenders: A survey of instructions regarding defendants liable on conviction to a statutory assessment of dangerousness
The Criminal Justice Act 2003 ('the Act') introduced significant changes to the sentencing of violent and sexual offenders. The Act brought in a statutory assessment of dangerousness which includes a statutory assumption ...
The dangerous offender provisions of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 and their implications for psychiatric evidence in sentencing violent and sexual offenders
Psychiatric evidence is used to assist in the sentencing of a significant minority of violent and sexual offenders. Historically, indeterminate sentences have been reserved for those offenders demonstrating mental instability. ...