‘The last thing you want to see is someone dragged into a courtroom kicking and screaming’, says father of murdered police officer
We spoke to Bryn Hughes. He worked as a prison officer for 25 years – and had to carry defendants into the dock.
Criminals could aggravate victims if forced to attend sentencing, says lawyer
Krishnan speaks to KC Kate Bex, who has been involved in many criminal trials, both as a prosecutor and defence lawyer.
Judges to order criminals to attend sentencing hearings
For the victims or relatives who’ve endured the trauma of a trial, the refusal of the offender, once found guilty, to attend their own sentencing, can doubtless seem a travesty of justice.