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21.01.21

Lesley Weber appointed to the Scottish Sentencing Council as its new Victims Expert member

Scottish Ministers, in consultation with the Lord Justice General, have appointed Lesley Weber to the Scottish Sentencing Council, as its new Victims Expert member.

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18.12.20

Scottish Sentencing Council revamps the research section of its website as two new reports are published

The Scottish Sentencing Council is today publishing two reports on sentence discounting and environmental and wildlife crime, as part of its work on developing sentencing guidelines in both these areas.

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12.12.20

New Senator and Summary Sheriff members appointed to the Scottish Sentencing Council

The Lord Justice General has appointed two new members to the Scottish Sentencing Council to fill the current vacancies.


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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.

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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