Sentencing process guideline

It had been the Council’s original intention that its guideline on the principles and purposes of sentencing, being of general application, would also include a description of the sentencing process.

However, during the development stages we decided it would be more appropriate to prepare these as separate but complementary guidelines.

The Council is therefore currently working on a guideline setting out the sentencing process, including the various steps taken by judges during that process, and factors which may be taken into account in arriving at the sentencing decision.

 

Currently at stage: 3

Sentencing process committee