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.

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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16.05.19

Sentencing guidelines to be developed on rape, sexual assault, and indecent images of children

The Scottish Sentencing Council will develop multiple guidelines on sexual offences, beginning with rape, sexual assault, and indecent images of children.

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30.04.19

Current sentencing practice on youth offending revealed in new publication

Research examining current sentencing practice and knowledge on youth offending in Scotland and other jurisdictions has today been published by the Scottish Sentencing Council.

 

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25.04.19

Scottish Sentencing Council announces commissioned research programme for 2019/20.

A review of the current understanding of the development of cognitive maturity in young adults will be included in the Scottish Sentencing Council’s commissioned research programme for 2019/20.

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