Current sentencing practice on youth offending revealed in new publication

Research examining current sentencing practice and knowledge on youth offending in Scotland and other jurisdictions has today been published by the Scottish Sentencing Council.

The research carried out by policy, research and grant management consultancy Rocket Science UK Ltd is available to view here.

As with all independent research, this review does not necessarily reflect the views of the Council, but will help to inform the Council’s consideration as it develops the sentencing of young people guideline. A draft guideline on sentencing of young people is set to go out to public consultation later this year.

The Council took an early decision to adopt an evidence based approach to all of its work and, where possible, to publish the research it carries out or commissions.