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Armed Forces Act 2006

Section 223: “The required opinion” for purposes of sections 219 to 222

449.This section requires the Court Martial, in determining what sentence is required by sections 219 to 222, to apply criteria similar to those that a civilian court would be required to apply for the purposes of sections 225 to 228 of the 2003 Act. But, as well as assessing the risk of the offender’s committing further specified offences in the UK, the Court Martial must also consider the risk of his doing things elsewhere that would be specified offences if done in England or Wales. If he is an adult and has previous convictions for specified offences, the court must assume that there is a significant risk unless it considers that this would be an unreasonable conclusion.

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