Judicial dilemmas

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by Helen Gavaghan at Bradford Crown Court

4th May, 2016
The conundrum for the judge was how to sentence a woman with a chequered history of serious offending, a previous destabilising and temporary post-natal depression, previous compassion from the Court for a serious offence, current persistent offending, and diagnosed now with "emotional unstable personality disorder". The solutions was 18 months in prison.

This story is now located in Issue 3, (July - September), 2016. It is accessible from http://www.sciencepeopleandpolitics.com/mag.html

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Line edited by Helen Gavaghan for minor none substantive errors by Helen Gavaghan 5th May, 2016. NOTE ADDED 6th Jue, 2016. There was insufficient room in the "For British Courts' Section of Science, People & Politics, issue two. Therfore this story will be moved into the "From British Courts' section of issue 3 (July to September, publication August 26th, 2016), p19.

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