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 December 2019 meeting of the Scottish Sentencing Council

The draft minutes from the Scottish Sentencing Council meeting held on Friday 6 December 2019 have now been published and are available to view here.

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Paper exploring public perceptions of youth offending and sentencing published

Ahead of the forthcoming public consultation on its draft sentencing of young people guideline, the Scottish Sentencing Council has published a paper which explores public perceptions of youth offending and sentencing.

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Dr Hannah Graham and DCC Will Kerr appointed to the Scottish Sentencing Council

Two new members have been appointed to fill vacant positions on the Scottish Sentencing Council.

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