Should murder law be changed?
Calls for different degrees of murder charges have received the backing of the director of public prosecutions. Should murder be graded?
Keir Starmer told the BBC he supports calls for the introduction of first-degree and second-degree murder charges in England and Wales, along similar lines to the US system.
Critics of the current mandatory life sentence say it can be hard for juries to ascribe degrees of culpability.
Can society justify life-long imprisonment? Do you support calls for changes to murder law? Is a shift to the system necessary?
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