Public Prosecutor v Low Ji Qing [2019] SGHC 174

“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 […]