Read an overview of how sentencing works in the criminal courts and how they are decided
This provides information on the legislation surrounding sentencing, including maximum levels available in different courts
See the different sentences available, when they can be used, and what they mean
Find out how prison sentences work and what they mean
Read about the rights of victims and the services and support available to them across our justice system.
There are 9 requirements that can be given as part of a community payback order - the judge must decide which ones to impose
A series of educational resources is available for higher education, Modern Studies, and the those interested in learning more
You be the judge and decide what the sentence should be in these interactive, realistic court scenarios
Decisions in cases that give guidance to other judges about the appropriate sentence to use in similar types of cases are known as guideline judgments
Our "Jargon buster" provides the A-Z of sentencing and the criminal justice system in Scotland.
Our "Myth buster" clarifies common misconceptions about sentencing in Scotland.
Short videos explaining sentencing for victims of crime and for offenders and their families. Includes easy listen and watch.