Sentencing young people guideline videos

The Scottish Sentencing Council has created three short animated videos to explain the key themes of its sentencing young people guideline: maturity, rehabilitation, and the individualised approach.

 

Maturity

 

The importance of intellectual and emotional maturity in relation to the assessment of a young person’s level of blame for an offence.

 

Rehabilitation

Why rehabilitation is a primary consideration in the sentencing of a young person.

 

Individualised Approach

The importance of an individualised approach to the sentencing of a young person which takes into account their background and circumstances, including the impact of any trauma or adverse childhood experiences.