Sentencing videos - Find out what happened to Jack

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.

Sentencing Videos

Take part in guideline consultation

Take part in a consultation on Scotland's first sentencing guideline on the principles and purposes of sentencing for all offences. 




How does sentencing work?

Use our interactive scenario to follow the court case of Paul. You decide what happens next and choose what sentence you would give Paul - if you were the Sheriff.


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Summary Sheriff Andrew McIntyre


New summary sheriff member

Andrew McIntyre has been appointed as the Scottish Sentencing Council’s new summary sheriff member.

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Sentencing Young People Conference Report

A report outlining the key points discussed at the Council’s ‘Sentencing Young People’ conference has now been published.

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Public to have say on guideline for sentencing offenders

The public is to have a say in the development of Scotland’s first sentencing guideline which will influence the way offenders are sentenced in our courts.

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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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Time still left to take part in consultation on 1st sentencing guideline: principles and purposes of sentencing

19 Sep

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The Lord President’s keynote address to the @Lawscot annual conference: ‘The Scottish Courts in the 21st Century’

19 Sep

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High court: Kevin Shand sentenced to 6 years and 3 months imprisonment for assault and robbery and dangerous driving

15 Sep
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