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Public 'confused' over murder sentences

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By law, anyone convicted of murder in England and Wales must receive a life sentence but the Homicide Review Group says that there should be a more flexible system allowing for judicial discretion in sentencing.

Chair of the review group, Sir Louis Blom-Cooper QC and Peter Neyroud, former chief constable and former member of the Sentencing Guidelines Council discuss how much judges should be able to use their judgement to set sentences in murder convictions.


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