(54.) Such an order was available for all imprisonable
offenses for a maximum of one year, requiring intensive supervision.
It is generally conceded that absolute liability may be acceptable for regulatory offences but it is argued that it is quite inappropriate and unjust for an imprisonable
offence, particularly one which attracts such grave public opprobrium as sexual penetration of a child.
Rachel's parents say careless driving should be made an imprisonable
BUT until we stop urging seven-year-olds to "get stuck in" and "get it forward", until we stop allowing our promising teenagers to think they have made it and don't need to worry about focusing on further development of their game, until we make it an imprisonable
offence to refer to the Premier League as the best league in the world, and until we stop believing all the hype, disappointments like Wednesday's will be experienced on a regular basis.
Anyone arrested for an imprisonable
offence can have a sample taken without their consent.
Theft is an imprisonable
offence, and in some cases people have been sent to jail for stealing energy.
Debt, for example, has long ceased to be an imprisonable
offence in the West, yet less than 100 years ago the way that the West dealt with developing nations that had borrowed too much was to send in the troopssuch as when a coalition of European powers bombarded Caracas as recently as 1902, or when the US took military action in the Caribbean even more recently.
The Policy and Research Division of the former Department of Justice developed the Seriousness Scale (Spier Luketina & Kettles, 1991) that was used to determine maximum seriousness of offending for each offender in the study The Seriousness Scale ranks only imprisonable
offences (non-imprisonable offences have a ranking of zero) The score assigned to each offence is the average number of days imprisonment imposed on every offender convicted of that offence between 1990 and 1994.
Conduct resulting in denial of discharge included commission of imprisonable
offenses and fraudulent concealment of financial record.
All the children sent to Medway will have committed at least three imprisonable
offences by the age of 14.
The total number of defendants receiving immediate custody in City Court might be higher than these figures indicate, since it would include those so sentenced for imprisonable
summary offences such as excess alcohol, or given immediate custody as an alternative to fine payment for non-imprisonable offences such as drunkenness.
The sale (over a period of three months) of more than three grams of crack or cocaine has now been reclassified as having a seriousness-level of "7," and thus is presumptively imprisonable
on the first offense.