The High Court’s chief judge ruled on Tuesday that rehabilitation must be balanced with other factors in sentencing young offenders. Photo: Warton Li The High Court’s chief judge ruled on Tuesday that rehabilitation must be balanced with other factors in sentencing young offenders. Photo: Warton Li
The High Court’s chief judge ruled on Tuesday that rehabilitation must be balanced with other factors in sentencing young offenders. Photo: Warton Li

Rehabilitation must be balanced with punishment, deterrence, judge rules in review of case of teen who threw petrol bombs

  • High Court chief judge finds teen’s original probation sentence was disproportionate to the severity of the arson charge
  • The original magistrate in the case was swayed by her apparent high opinion of the youth when she chose to focus on rehabilitation, the ruling notes

Topic |   Hong Kong courts
The High Court’s chief judge ruled on Tuesday that rehabilitation must be balanced with other factors in sentencing young offenders. Photo: Warton Li The High Court’s chief judge ruled on Tuesday that rehabilitation must be balanced with other factors in sentencing young offenders. Photo: Warton Li
The High Court’s chief judge ruled on Tuesday that rehabilitation must be balanced with other factors in sentencing young offenders. Photo: Warton Li
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