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Offending Against The Vulnerable

Current Situation

There is provision for increased sentences for offenders who attack or harm Police or Prison Officers however the consequences of harming the more vulnerable people in our communities are the same as harming any other person.

Changes SST would like to see:

  1.  The elderly, children and physically or mentally disabled persons are classified as ‘more vulnerable’, if offended against.
  2.  Judges are required to pose a more severe penalty at sentencing when the ‘more vulnerable’ are offended against.