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Draft minutes of June 2022 meeting of the Scottish Sentencing Council

The draft minutes of the Council’s meeting held in Edinburgh on 10 June 2022 are now available.

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Council publishes report on sentencing domestic abuse offences

The Scottish Sentencing Council has today published a new research report reviewing the sentencing of offences involving domestic abuse in Scotland.

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Council publishes blog on Caledonian System

The Caledonian System addresses men's abusive behaviour within intimate relationships and provides integrated support services for women and children. 

In our latest blog, Gill McKinna explains how the system operates.

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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

Sentencing young people videos

Watch our videos on the sentencing of young people.



Sentencing young people videos

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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