Investigating the Sentencing Council’s impact in three key areas
As part of its tenth anniversary year, the Council undertook to investigate its impact in three key areas
This involved conducting analytical projects on the following topics:
- Attitudes to sentencing guidelines: views from the judiciary
- Estimating the changes in sentencing severity and requirements for prison places associated with the Sentencing Council’s guidelines
- A review of consistency in sentencing, plus analysis investigating the impact of three specific guidelines on consistency of approach to sentencing
Summary reports for each of these projects have been published on the Council’s website.
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Totality guideline: exploring sentencers’ views28/09/2021 15:15:00
The Council has published research looking at the Totality guideline and how it is being used by sentencers. The research explores how useful judges and magistrates find the guideline, how easy it is to apply and where sentencers would like to see changes.
Miscellaneous amendments to sentencing guidelines13/09/2021 13:10:00
We have opened a consultation asking practitioners who use sentencing guidelines for their views on a series of proposed changes to existing guidelines.
New sentencing guidelines for modern slavery offences published12/08/2021 15:10:00
The first sentencing guidelines for offences under the Modern Slavery Act 2015, including slavery, forced labour, human trafficking or an offence committed to facilitate human trafficking, were published today by the Sentencing Council following consultation.
Publication of modern slavery offences data tables11/08/2021 11:10:00
The Sentencing Council has published data tables, detailing recent sentencing trends for modern slavery offences.
Publication of unauthorised use of a trade mark data tables04/08/2021 14:10:00
The Sentencing Council has published data tables, detailing recent sentencing trends for the offence of unauthorised use of a trade mark.
Sentencing Council Annual Report 2020/2122/07/2021 10:10:00
The Sentencing Council Annual Report 2020/21, published yesterday, is the Council’s 11th annual report and Lord Justice Holroyde’s third as Chairman. The report documents the Council’s achievements of the year 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021, which include publishing four sets of definitive guidelines, all of which have come into effect, and consulting on three sets of draft guidelines.
Assessing harm in child sexual offences where there is no victim08/07/2021 09:20:00
Senior Policy Adviser, Ollie Simpson, explains why the Council is consulting on a harm assessment in child sexual offences that is based on what the offender intended to do
Ethnicity data: what we have and how we use it in developing guidelines25/06/2021 16:10:00
Jenna Downs, Senior Statistical Officer on the Council’s Analysis and Research team, explains why the Council has moved to using self-identified ethnicity data