I don’t understand

Why has this man been allowed to only perform community service after stealing 288 items worth £26,00 from the Catholic Archives in Edinburgh, as blogged before?

The reason for not imposing a custodial sentence? He had already served time for similar thefts in England, so a custodial sentence would be “oppressive”.

Erm…so now a valid defence is “he did it before elsewhere, but he’s very sorry”?
Surely that’s not right?

Author: Jennie

Law, libraries, books, crafts, and general geekery.

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