July 26, 2019
This article shares the fundamental principle of sentencing (proportionality) of a theft offender in Singapore, where the Prosecution’s appeal was dismissed.
July 23, 2019
“There is no society where the rule does not exist that the punishment must be proportional to the offence.” -Emile Durkheim, 1938 This appeal was concerned with this fundamental principle of sentencing – proportionality. How does it interplay with the seemingly conflicting principle of specific deterrence, and in particular, the related principle of escalation when […]
June 15, 2019
This article shares the criminal lawyers’ views on how do the courts deal with accused persons with mental illnesses in Singapore?