Community Orders

By Eoin Guilfoyle   Magistrates and judges have a range of custodial and non-custodial options to choose from when sentencing an individual convicted of an offence in England and Wales.   The custodial options are either various forms of immediate imprisonment or a Suspended Sentence Order (technically a custodial sentence served in the community on […]

Community Orders: March 2021

By Dr Eoin Guilfoyle   • The Community Order (CO) is one of the non-custodial sentencing options available to magistrates and judges in England and Wales. It allows magistrates and judges to choose between 15 requirements, combining them if needs be, when sentencing a person. The CO can fulfil any of the purposes of sentencing. […]