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Council holds webinar on sentencing young people guideline

The Scottish Sentencing Council is pleased to announce that it will be holding a joint webinar with CYCJ on its new 'Sentencing young people’ guideline on 20 January 2022.

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Draft minutes of December 2021 meeting of the Scottish Sentencing Council

The minutes of the Council’s meeting held in Paisley earlier this month are now available.

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Council visits HMP Greenock and The Risk Management Authority

On 3rd December the Council visited HMP Greenock and the Risk Management Authority in Paisley. The Council also held its last business meeting of 2021 at the RMA. You can read more about the Council’s visits in our latest blog.

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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.

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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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