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Require sentences for sexual offences to be served consecutively

Submitted by Amy Mackay on Wednesday 16th December 2020

Published on Tuesday 22nd December 2020

Current status: Open

Open until: Tuesday 22nd June 2021

Current Signatures: 717
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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abuse ~ Crime ~ Justice ~ Justices ~ Time

Petition Action

Require sentences for sexual offences to be served consecutively

Petition Details

Concurrent sentences are served at the same time and consecutive sentences are served one after another. Sentences are often served concurrently even for serious offences such as rape and other sexual offences.

Additional Information

Many victims of sexual abuse think this concurrent sentence don’t bring the sexual offender to justice. Concurrent sentences are often given out to first time offenders but they aren’t first time offenders if they have repeated the crime.

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