Commissioning correctional services: a magistrate’s perspective
Speech by Nicholas Moss JP
Nicholas Moss JP gave a magistrate's perspective on sentencing, and the factors that must be considered in forming sentences - from public opinion to fair treatment of offenders and resources (or lack thereof).
“Sentencing is a sharp end activity - but we carry it out with some fairly blunt instruments, because broadly we have to make do with what we’re given. Take it or leave it. Except that we can’t leave it. Our oath commits us to do otherwise.”