Search Legislation

Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012

Chapter 5: Dangerous offenders

44.Chapter 5 repeals provisions in the 1991 Act creating indeterminate sentences for public protection and extended sentences and replaces them with provisions for life sentences to be imposed on conviction for a second serious offence and new provision for extended sentences. Equivalent provision is made for service law. The Chapter also creates a new power for the Secretary of State to amend the Parole Board release test for prisoners serving Indeterminate Sentences for Public Protection (“IPP”), extended sentence prisoners and determinate sentence prisoners subject to transitional provisions.

Back to top


Print Options


Explanatory Notes

Text created by the government department responsible for the subject matter of the Act to explain what the Act sets out to achieve and to make the Act accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. Explanatory Notes were introduced in 1999 and accompany all Public Acts except Appropriation, Consolidated Fund, Finance and Consolidation Acts.


More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources