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Thursday 23rd October 2014
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Vote now: Mandatory life sentences for murderers?

High CourtThere is no widespread support for mandatory life sentences for murder, according to new research.

The report, written by law professors Barry Mitchell and Julian Roberts, said serious consideration should be given to using mandatory life sentence only for "particularly serious cases".

James Whale wants to know whether you agree. Call him on Friday from 4pm on 0845 6060 973 and vote in his poll below.

Poll: James Whale's poll

Should murderers be given a mandatory life sentence?

Yes
No