Essay On R V Loveridge

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To measure if justice was achieved, the case must be reviewed with the three main characteristics of justice, Was it fair? Was it equal? Did both parties have equal access? with further analysis of the back story, charges and both parties cases considered with the characteristics of Justice an educated decision can be made whether the case R v Loveridge [2013] NSWSC 1638, achieved Justice Kieran Loveridge was convicted by the courts for an unprovoked attack on 18- year old Thomas Kelly at Kings Cross and assaults on Rhyse Saliba, Aden Gazi, Marco Compagnoni and Matthew Serrao. Kieran Loveridge was also found as intoxicated through the process of the assaults although there is no legitimate proof on how much Kieran Loveridge consumed, but …show more content…

The judge had to consider various factors before sentencing Kieran Loveridge such as social disadvantage, with his upbringing being exposed to crime, physical and verbal abuse and drug and alcohol abuse and his difficulty during his education due to his juvenile activities. The courts also discussed various factors like that Kieran Loveridge did not intend to kill Thomas Kelly, the intoxication state of Kieran Loveridge although his is not a mitigating factor and that it is very unlikely that with rehabilitation Kieran Loveridge will commit another similar crime. Using these factors and a discount of 25% for the guilty plea the judge produced his sentence of 7 years and two months and a non-parole period of 5 years and 2 months. Although for amount of counts of assault and a count of manslaughter the sentence is particularly short considering the discount as well although also considering Loveridge’s social disadvantage due to being exposed to heavy amounts of violence this behaviour does not come as ‘surprising’ although this does not condemn his actions it just merely shows the courts, his need for rehabilitation. In this situation with deep analysis the decisions and sentencing upon Kieran Loveridge were fair, thus achieving justice through

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