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New members appointed to the Scottish Sentencing Council

Two new members have been appointed to fill vacant positions on the Scottish Sentencing Council. Summary Sheriff Amel Elfallah joins the Council as a judicial member, while Louise Arrol takes on the role of advocate member. Both have been appointed for five-year terms by the Lord Justice General, after consulting the Scottish Ministers.

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Council publishes blog on domestic abuse legislation

In our latest blog, Scottish academics look at the new legislation on domestic abuse and how it fits into the legal landscape.

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Scottish Sentencing Council solicitor member Krista Johnston


Solicitor member podcast

The Council’s solicitor member took part in a podcast with Aberdeen University’s Law Society, now available on their site 100% Legal.

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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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