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

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Draft minutes of October 2019 meeting of the Scottish Sentencing Council

The draft minutes from the Scottish Sentencing Council meeting held on Thursday 3 October 2019 have now been published and are available to view here.

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Scottish Sentencing Council Summary Sheriff member appointed as Sheriff

Summary Sheriff member of the Scottish Sentencing Council,  Jillian Martin-Brown, was appointed as a Sheriff for the Tayside, Central and Fife Sheriffdom on Monday 23 September.  

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2018/19 Annual Report laid before Parliament and published

The Scottish Sentencing Council's 2018-19 Annual Report was submitted to the Cabinet Secretary for Justice on Tuesday 17 September 2019. It was subsequently laid before Parliament on Thursday 19 September 2019.

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