Thursday May 12, 2016

New Sentencing Guidelines For Teens Offenders That Brag On Social Media

The Sentencing Council for England and Wales are proposing a new set of sentencing guidelines that will result in stiffer penalties for young offenders that deliberately brag about their crime on social media.

The guidelines also take into account how offending has changed in the years since the existing guideline was introduced in 2009, such as how technological developments have influenced offending. For example, among the aggravating factors included in the proposed guideline are the blackmail or humiliation of victims by offenders filming offences or sharing photos and videos online and via social media.