Research and Statistics

One of the Scottish Sentencing Council’s goals is to improve the understanding of sentencing in Scotland. To help achieve this, the Council has approved a research framework which sets out the Council’s approach to research priorities and guides the Council’s approach to commissioning research.

The Scottish Sentencing Council’s commissioned research programme for 2019/20 has been announced. More information on the programme and how you can register your interest in bidding for future research work is available here.

Details of the Council's research activities, including calls for research and new publications, will be published here.


Research Calls

Details of the Council's calls for research proposals - both for specific projects and open calls - will be published here.


Research Calls

Scottish Sentencing Council Research Publications

Research and analytical publications from the Council - including Impact Assessments for Guidelines - will be published here. 



External Sentencing Resources

External resources which provide data on sentencing or the broader criminal justice system.


Sentencing resources
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Tell Us About Your Research and Proposals

We are interested in hearing about current research, and relevant project proposals, relating to sentencing. 

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