This article seeks to unpack the Proportionality principle. It also elaborates on the various ways that the Proportionality principle serves as a golden thread in sentencing.
This article looks at driving disqualification orders, which are mandatory under section 3 of the Motor Vehicles (Third-Party Risks and Compensation) Act, unless the offender shows that there are “special reasons”. First, the article unpicks the sentencing objectives of driving
This article focuses on the Totality principle, which requires the court to take a “last look” at all the facts and circumstances and assess whether the sentence looks wrong. First, the article unpacks the Totality principle. Next, it elaborates on the
This article surveys the recent Supreme Court judgments with regard to the analytical framework for sentencing: (a) harm, (b) culpability, (c) aggravating factors and (d) mitigating factors. It navigates the contours of the two-step sentencing bands framework in Ng Kean Meng
The verdant landscape for road traffic cases finds expression in an ensemble of Supreme Court judgments, including Hue An Li, Edwin s/o Suse Nathen, Koh Thiam Huat, Ganesan Sivasankar, Stansilas Fabian Kester and Aw Tai Hock. This article (a) surveys