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Sentencing Young Adults

Making the case for sentencing principles for young adults

  • ISBN: 978-1-911114-25-3

  • Pages: 24

  • Publisher: The Howard League for Penal Reform and Transition to Adulthood (T2A) Alliance


Sentencing Young Adults

Formal sentencing principles for young adults aged 18 to 25, similar to the Sentencing Council guidelines that are in place for children, would assist the courts and improve sentencing outcomes.

Sentencing Young Adults: Making the case for sentencing principles for young adults presents research by the Howard League for Penal Reform, a founding member of the Transition to Adulthood (T2A) Alliance.

The report, which draws on Howard League participation work with young adults, sets out how principled guidelines would help judges and magistrates to understand young adults better, and provide a legal framework to achieve better sentencing decisions.

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