Our News

View more

18.02.21

Public perceptions of sentencing for death by driving offences explored in new research report

The Scottish Sentencing Council has today published research into public perceptions of sentencing for causing death by driving offences in Scotland

Read more
Picture of Dr Rachel McPherson

04.02.21

Two new reports on sentencing for rape and sexual assault offences in Scotland published today

The Council is today publishing two new research reports reviewing the information available on the sentencing of rape and offences involving sexual assault in Scotland, as well as looking at other jurisdictions

Read more

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.

Read more

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

 

 

Question Mark

Your Views

We welcome your views on the Council and its work. If you have any questions or comments about our website or any part of our work programme, please get in touch.

 

Contact Us

 

 

Twitter

Twitter

For the latest news from the Council please follow us on Twitter.

You can also view our Twitter policy here

 

@ScotSentencing