In recent years, mandatory and presumptive sentencing have been proposed as a means of addressing specific categories of offending.
The IPRT Position Paper on Mandatory Sentencing, published 28th May 2009 sets out our position on mandatory and presumptive sentencing.
- outlines the current legal framework for mandatory and presumptive sentencing in Ireland
- describes the advantages and disadvantages of these sentences as evidenced here and in other jurisdictions
- outlines alternatives to mandatory or presumptive sentencing which can potentially address the concerns expressed by both the advocates for and against such policy.
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