In Hong Kong, the Court of Appeal sometimes issues guidelines for particular offences after considering the extent of the harm to the victim and the prevalence of the offence, while also emphasising that guidelines are not "straitjackets".  Photo: Felix Wong In Hong Kong, the Court of Appeal sometimes issues guidelines for particular offences after considering the extent of the harm to the victim and the prevalence of the offence, while also emphasising that guidelines are not "straitjackets".  Photo: Felix Wong
In Hong Kong, the Court of Appeal sometimes issues guidelines for particular offences after considering the extent of the harm to the victim and the prevalence of the offence, while also emphasising that guidelines are not "straitjackets". Photo: Felix Wong

Hong Kong justice system needs greater sentencing consistency, legal expert says

By taking reference from other jurisdictions, we can better ensure that punishments fit crimes

In Hong Kong, the Court of Appeal sometimes issues guidelines for particular offences after considering the extent of the harm to the victim and the prevalence of the offence, while also emphasising that guidelines are not "straitjackets".  Photo: Felix Wong In Hong Kong, the Court of Appeal sometimes issues guidelines for particular offences after considering the extent of the harm to the victim and the prevalence of the offence, while also emphasising that guidelines are not "straitjackets".  Photo: Felix Wong
In Hong Kong, the Court of Appeal sometimes issues guidelines for particular offences after considering the extent of the harm to the victim and the prevalence of the offence, while also emphasising that guidelines are not "straitjackets". Photo: Felix Wong
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