Approved Guidelines

Sentencing young people guideline

Sentencing young people

Approved by the High Court of Justiciary on Tuesday 9 November 2021.

This guideline applies from Wednesday 26 January 2022 to the sentencing of those who are under the age of 25 at the date of their plea of guilty or when a finding of guilt is made against them

The sentencing process guideline

The sentencing process

Approved by the High Court of Justiciary on Thursday 15 July 2021.

This guideline applies to all offenders who are sentenced on or after Wednesday 22 September 2021.

Principles and purposes of sentencing guideline

Principles and purposes of sentencing

Approved by the High Court of Justiciary on Tuesday 30 October 2018.

This guideline applies to all offenders who are sentenced on or after Monday 26 November 2018.