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

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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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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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Turning Point Scotland


Turning Point Scotland

Turning Point Scotland provides a service that helps people address the underlying causes of their offending behaviour. Here, they have provided a guest blog featuring a true case study. Read the blog.


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New sentencing videos

A new series of four introductory videos has been added to our website. The videos explain how judges decide sentences and what sentences are available in Scotland.


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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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High Court: Youth sentenced to 9 years’ detention for the culpable homicide of Luke Wallace

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