Drug offences: Assessment of guideline
The Sentencing Council has published its assessments of the impact of its drug offences guideline on sentencing trends, under its statutory duty to monitor the operation and effect of its sentencing guidelines and to draw conclusions from this information.
The assessments reflect the Council’s approach of seeking to improve its work through consultation and evaluation.
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Proposals for sentencing offenders with mental health conditions published09/04/2019 11:15:00
Proposed guidance for sentencing offenders with mental health conditions and disorders was published today in a consultation launched by the Sentencing Council.
Theft Offences: assessing the impact of the definitive guideline05/02/2019 16:20:00
The Sentencing Council has completed an assessment of the impact of the Theft Offences Definitive Guideline.
Sentencing Council launches online sentencing guidelines for use in the Crown Court08/11/2018 12:20:00
From today, sentencing guidelines used in the Crown Court are available online for judges, legal practitioners and other visitors to the Sentencing Council website.
New sentencing guidelines introduced for child cruelty offences and failing to protect a girl from the risk of female genital mutilation07/09/2018 12:10:00
Yesterday, the Sentencing Council published a new guideline for how those guilty of child cruelty offences should be sentenced.
Collaborating to shape the future of sentencing research - Innovation and impact06/08/2018 09:10:00
The Sentencing Council for England and Wales, in collaboration with the Centre for the Study of Legal Professional Practice at the City Law School, City, University of London, invite you to a seminar on Wednesday 7th November 2018 from 10am to 4pm.
Sentencing guidelines for intimidatory offences published06/07/2018 15:05:00
The Sentencing Council published new definitive guidelines for intimidatory offences yesterday, covering harassment, stalking, disclosing private sexual images, controlling or coercive behaviour, and threats to kill.
New guidelines introduce robust approach to sentencing of breaches of court orders07/06/2018 11:15:00
Today, the Sentencing Council has published new guidelines for judges and magistrates for when they are sentencing offenders who have breached court orders.
New guidelines proposed for sentencing people convicted of public order offences09/05/2018 12:15:00
Today, the Sentencing Council has published proposed new guidelines covering public order offences sentenced in England and Wales.
Chairman’s letter to the Times on imposition of community and custodial sentences08/05/2018 14:05:00
On 2 May 2018, Lord Justice Treacy, Chairman of the Sentencing Council, wrote to the Editor of the Times. His letter responded to articles published by the paper relating to the Council’s guideline on Imposition of Community and Custodial Sentences and the Chairman’s message of 3 April to sentencers reminding them of the requirements to follow the guideline.