An overview of how sentencing fits into the wider court procedure in Scotland
Information on the legislation surrounding sentencing, including maximum levels available in different courts
The different sentences available, when they can be used and what they mean
Find out how prison sentences work and about the different determinate and indeterminate sentences
There are nine different requirements that can be given as part of a Community payback order and the judge will decide which ones to include.
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
This page contains details on the Council's calls for research, the Council's research publications and external sentencing resources.
Interactive court scenarios following realistic cases - asking you to decide the sentences, if you were the judge
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.