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

Approval of Scotland's first sentencing guideline

Watch this historic moment as Lord Carloway, Lord Brodie, and Lord Drummond Young approve the principles and purposes of sentencing guideline

Principles and purposes of sentencing

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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Scottish Sentencing Council invites applications for advocate member position

Applications are now being invited to fill the advocate member position on the Scottish Sentencing Council. By law, one of the Council’s members must be an advocate practising in Scotland. The term of the present advocate member of the Council will end in October of this year.

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Public invited to give their views on new sentencing guideline

Members of the public are being invited to give their views on a new sentencing guideline setting out the steps taken by courts in making sentencing decisions, and the factors which may be taken into account.

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Draft minutes from May meeting of the Scottish Sentencing Council

The draft minutes from the Scottish Sentencing Council meeting held on Thursday 2 May 2019 , has now been published and is available to view here .


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