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 […]
April 17, 2019
This article shares that Prosecution’s appeal for higher sentence against a man with fetish, for stealing ladies’ wallets and gratifying himself, was dismissed by the Court of Appeal.