Website to help people understand process of sentencing revamped
Published: 30 November 2012
- 30 November 2012
The website lets people consider the facts of real life cases.
The Ministry of Justice has revamped its You be the Judge website today to help the public better understand the process of sentencing.
Cases of murder, manslaughter, drug dealing and teen crime have been added to the interactive site.
The website lets people consider the facts of real life cases, pass sentences themselves and then compare it to the sentence actually handed out by the judge.
Javed Khan, Chief Executive of Victim Support, said: "One of the key things we know victims want is more transparency in the criminal justice system. They want to know how punishments are decided and what the reasoning is behind a particular sentence.
"The You be the Judge website is a helpful tool in helping victims and witnesses of crime understand sentencing."
Justice Minister, Jeremy Wright said: "No two cases are the same and this can make the way criminals are punished difficult for the public to understand."
The website will also help to raise awareness of the consequences of crime.
Have a go yourself on You be the Judge.