On 17 July 2020, an NUS Dentistry student was convicted of voluntarily causing hurt for strangling his ex-girlfriend and pressing her eye. He was sentenced to a 12-day Short Detention Order, 5-month Day Reporting Order, and 80 hours of community service. The Minister for Home Affairs and Law has announced that a review would be conducted of the sentencing framework and guidelines. As such, we would like to hear your views on the: penalties for violent and sexual offences, factors that should be relevant/irrelevant in assessing an adult offender’s rehabilitative capacity, and relative maximum punishment for different offences.
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Posted at 4:36am, 09/03/20
Join us for a Youth Dialogue on 19 September 2020 to discuss the review of existing sentencing framework and guidelines. Visit go.gov.sg/cjengagement to sign up!