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Scottish Sentencing Council publishes report on the challenges of sentencing offenders with mental health issues

To coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week 2022, the Scottish Sentencing Council has today published a new research report reviewing the challenges of and approaches to sentencing offenders with mental health issues.

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New animated videos on sentencing young people guideline

The Scottish Sentencing Council has published three short animated videos about its sentencing young people guideline.

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Draft minutes of March 2022 meeting of the Scottish Sentencing Council

The draft minutes of the Council’s meeting held in Edinburgh last month are now available.

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Sentencing videos - If you were the judge

Watch our video about the court case of Jack, who assaulted a nightclub steward, and then decide what sentence you would give - if you were the judge. Our series also includes videos for: victims of crime; offenders & their families; and easy listen & watch. All our videos are now also available to view on our YouTube channel.

Sentencing Videos

Sentencing young people videos

Watch our videos on the sentencing of young people.



Sentencing young people videos

Education Resources

As part of the Scottish Sentencing Council’s work to promote awareness and understanding of sentencing, a series of educational resources for Modern Studies teachers has been developed.

Modern Studies teacher guides



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