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'Tabloids were right' on sentencing

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The Justice Secretary Ken Clarke has been undone over his unpopular plans to change sentencing in England and Wales.

Peter Neyroud, former chief constable and member of the Sentencing Guidelines Council, looks at how difficult policy gets when public opinion throws a spanner in the works.


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