You be the Judge – A guide to sentencing


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You be the Judge interactive gives users an opportunity to sit in the judge’s chair, to help demystify sentencing decisions.

Users can choose from four scenarios based on real-life cases, each video lasting about six minutes. Cases include criminal damage, burglary, threatening behaviour and robbery.

Users hear the facts of the case, weigh up the aggravating and mitigating factors, and consider the offender’s circumstances and the sentencing guidelines. As the judge, they get to choose the sentence and compare it to the actual sentence given. Thousands of people have already used the site, and interestingly their sentences are often more lenient than those given in court.

Via: Nettie Williams

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