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We are interested in hearing about current research, and relevant project proposals, relating to sentencing. 

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How does sentencing work?

See our user-friendly information on how sentencing works in Scotland.

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Sentencing Guidelines

Learn more about how the Council is developing sentencing guidelines for the criminal courts in Scotland.

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Engagement work


Engagement work

The Council works to increase its understanding of all aspects of sentencing and engages with a wide range of organisations. It continued this ongoing work when members heard a presentation on ‘children and the sentencing of parents’.

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Council Chair helps mark International Women’s Day

Council Chair, Lady Dorrian, joined a group of leading Scottish legal minds to commemorate this year’s International Women’s Day.

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Glasgow Sheriff Court


Glasgow Drug Court

The Glasgow Drug Court has held its first ‘graduation’. In a blog written for the Council, Sheriff Lindsay Wood explains what led up to this momentous event.


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Council Meeting Dates


The Council meeting dates in 2017 are:


6 March

6 June

22 September

11 December

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We welcome your views on the Council and its work. Please get in touch with comments and feedback on our website, our publications or any other part of our work.

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Edinburgh High Court: Ross Muir sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment for the rape of an 11-year-old girl

19 Apr

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Alexander Cassidy sentenced to CPO with 240 hours unpaid work after pleading guilty to death by careless driving

19 Apr

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High Court: Gordon Coventry sentenced to life imprisonment (punishment part 20 years) for the murder of Darren Adie

10 Apr
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