posted on Aug, 28 2007 @ 07:50 AM
The good news is the Crown Prosecution Service have the ability to appeal the sentence upwards if it is felt to be too light and from local news
broadcasts in the south west of the UK, the CPS is considering this.
Like all professions, there are those that are better at the job than others but one of the things I cherish in the UK is that our judges, for right
or wrong, are independant of political control and public opinion.
Of course, the pool of people from whom judges can be selected is by its nature, limited. Senior judges come from the law profession and have
typically being barristersand Queen counsel before bcoming lower level judges.
One change I believe does bear investigation is having a pool of lay people to sit along side judges to balance out the social veiwpoint when judging