Crackdown on abusers who shift the blame

Abusive or neglectful parents who attempt to escape prosecution for child cruelty by blaming each other will face tougher punishments in future. The aggravating factor has been included in proposed guidelines published by the Sentencing Council today. Analysis of court transcripts found shirking responsibility to avoid prosecution is a common tactic.

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Posted 13/06/2017