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.

Mordern Studies teacher guides

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Draft minutes from December's Council meeting have now been published

The draft minutes and public papers from the Scottish Sentencing Council meeting, held on Monday 10 December, have now been published and are available to view here

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New solicitor and judicial members appointed to Scottish Sentencing Council

Two new members have been appointed to fill vacant positions on the Scottish Sentencing Council.

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Scotland’s first sentencing guideline comes into force

For the first time judges in courts across Scotland will, from today, have to take into account a sentencing guideline when sentencing offenders.

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