The community order and the suspended sentence order: The views and attitudes of sentencers

Author: 
George Mair, Noel Cross and Stuart Taylor
Date: 
Friday, 20 June, 2008

The community order and the suspended sentence order: The views and attitudes of sentencers  is the fourth research report of our community sentences project which monitors the orders introduced in the 2003 Criminal Justice Act.

Based on interviews with magistrates and judges it provides the first independent analysis of their views and attitudes towards the new orders. It reports that sentencers are generally positive about them but are concerned about the volume of legislation and many changes to sentencing practice in recent years.