Sentencing process guideline approved by the High Court
The High Court of Justiciary has approved a new sentencing guideline aimed at increasing public knowledge and understanding of the sentencing process in Scotland.Sentencing Process Guideline
In a hearing held this morning, three judges of the High Court approved the guideline and confirmed that it will come in to effect for all courts in Scotland from Wednesday 22nd September 2021.
The Scottish Sentencing Council has today published in-depth research into public perceptions of sentencing for sexual offences. The independently conducted research was carried out on the Council’s behalf by ScotCen Social Research.
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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