Following the success of last term’s workshop on Proportionality and the Passage of Time, the first formal meeting of the Criminal Sentencing and Penology Discussion Group will take place on Friday 26 May 2017 in the Hinton Seminar Room in the Nazrin Shah Centre, Worcester College (directions to the room can be obtained from the College Lodge).  Sir John Saunders QC, former High Court Judge, will be presenting on ‘Sentencing Murder: Issues and Answers’. An optional reading list is set out below.

All those with an interest in sentencing are welcome to attend.

There will be a drinks reception at the Tap Social Movement afterward.


R. v Dillon [2015] EWCA Crim 3
R. v Dunstan [2016] EWCA Crim 2098
Jeremy, D. (2010) ‘Sentencing Policy or Short-term Expediency?’, Criminal Law Review, 8: 593-607
Mitchell, B.  'Identifying and punishing the more serious murders', Crim. L.R. 2016, 7, 467-477
Fitz-Gibbon K (2016) ‘Minimum Sentencing for Murder in England and Wales: A critical examination 10 years after the Criminal Justice Act 2003’, Punishment and Society, 18(1): 47-67