Alcohol-fuelled violence: Mandatory sentences 'only serve to fill jails' | Law

Alcohol-fuelled violence: Mandatory sentences 'only serve to fill jails'

Emeritus Professor David Brown comments on proposed mandatory minimum sentences to combat alcohol-fuelled violence in the Sydney Morning Herald, 7 February 2014.

''The US is currently grappling with the damaging effects of mandatory sentencing policies enacted in the 1980s and 1990s, and attempting to wind them back. We stray down the road to mandatory sentencing at great peril and for little or no gain, save as a political salve and media distraction.''

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