Sentencing videos - Find out what happened to Jack

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

Mythbuster - common sentencing misconceptions explained

See our mythbuster webpage to learn more about common sentencing misconceptions on topics such as prison release and community sentences. We welcome feedback and invite suggestions for further topics to be added to the resource.


How does sentencing work?

Use our interactive scenario to follow the court case of Paul. You decide what happens next and choose what sentence you would give Paul - if you were the Sheriff.


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Sentencing Council issues report following public consultation on first draft guideline


The Scottish Sentencing Council has published a report on its public consultation on the Principles and Purposes of Sentencing guideline, ahead of submitting the guideline to the High Court of Justiciary for approval.

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Council hosts conference on sentencing of sexual offences

Around 80 organisations and individuals gathered at a conference in Edinburgh on Friday, 22 June, to share their views on the sentencing of sexual offences and help inform the Council’s work.

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Summary sheriff member appointed

Jillian Martin-Brown has been appointed as the Scottish Sentencing Council’s new summary sheriff member.

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We held a three month consultation seeking views on draft sentencing guideline which sets out the general principle……

14 Jul

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Principles and purposes guideline will be the first sentencing guideline in Scotland, if approved by the High Court……

13 Jul
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