Spotlight on sentencing
From time to time, we feature relevant guest blogs from interested organisations and individuals. These blogs do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Scottish Sentencing Council, but can add to the broader discussion and debate of issues around sentencing. If you would like to contribute a guest blog, please email us or use our contact form.
The sentencing young people guideline applies in cases where the person being sentenced is 24 or under. It reflects the need for a more individualistic approach when sentencing young people. In our latest blog, we set out key facts about the guideline.
Community Justice Scotland’s Learning, Development and Innovation Lead James Murphy explains the importance of training front line workers to support people completing Community Payback Orders.
A life sentence is the highest penalty available in Scotland's courts. In this blog, we explain the different stages of the sentence, including the punishment part, the parole process, and release on life licence.