Topic: Murder, manslaughter & serious violence
What are the recent changes to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022.
From the 7th June 2022, those who strangle their partners, in an attempt to control or induce fear, will now face prosecution under the new non-fatal strangulation legislation.
Key measures in the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 will give prosecutors new powers to charge suspects with specific offences of non-fatal strangulation and non-fatal suffocation.
The 21 March 2022 was a historic day in Wales. As of this date, physically punishing children became illegal.
The protection of emergency workers looks set to become law and hand tougher sentences to people convicted of assaulting emergency workers.
The Sentencing Council recently issued a new Definitive Guideline for Child Cruelty offences, applicable to defendants aged 18 or over who are sentenced in the Crown Court on or after 1 January 2019.