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.
In this blog, the Chair of the Council’s Communications Committee, Sheriff Norman McFadyen, talks about some of the committee’s recent work.
Sheriff Frank Crowe presides over the Alcohol Problem Court launched last year at Edinburgh Sheriff Court. Here he explains how it works and some of its recent successes.
This blog has been provided by Turning Point Scotland, a service that helps people address the underlying causes of their offending behaviour by introducing alternatives to drugs, alcohol and offending. It is a true case study of a woman whose name has been changed to protect her identity.
Council members attended a conference on sentencing and policy in the United States in order to learn from the experience of other sentencing bodies and establish valuable links with international colleagues. Here, the Council's victims expert, Sue Moody, highlights some of the key messages.