Sentencing videos - Find out what happened to Jack

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.

Sentencing Videos

Mythbuster - common sentencing misconceptions explained

See our mythbuster webpage to learn more about common sentencing misconceptions on topics such as prison release and community sentences. We welcome feedback and invite suggestions for further topics to be added to the resource.


How does sentencing work?

Use our interactive scenario to follow the court case of Paul. You decide what happens next and choose what sentence you would give Paul - if you were the Sheriff.


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Jillian Martin-Brown


Summary sheriff member appointed

Jillian Martin-Brown has been appointed as the Scottish Sentencing Council’s new summary sheriff member.

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Sheriff McFadyen, Chair Communications Committee


Communications work

Chair of the Communications Committee, Sheriff Norman McFadyen, explains some of the committee's work in our latest blog.


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Glasgow Sheriff Court


Alcohol court project launched

A pilot ‘alcohol court’ has been launched in Glasgow, aiming to deliver sentences tailored to help change offenders’ behaviour.

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