Justice ministry comes up with sentencing app

The justice ministry is devising a mobile phone application which will allow people to have more say in prison sentencing, the AD reports on Thursday.

At the moment, the ministry tests public opinion using panels and online inquiries but says an app would allow much wider consultation on sentencing in general.

The app will also allow people to say under which circumstances they think punishments should be increased. For example, one official told the AD people tend to think burglars should be punished more severely if they break into a house when people are home.

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