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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Child sexual offences sentencing guidelines published17/05/2022 12:10:00
Revised sentencing guidelines that clarify how courts in England and Wales should sentence offenders convicted of arranging or facilitating sexual offences against a child were published today by the Sentencing Council following consultation.
Animal cruelty offences – Draft sentencing guidelines published12/05/2022 13:10:00
Proposals to update sentencing guidelines for animal cruelty offences in England and Wales were published this week by the Sentencing Council, to reflect changes introduced by the Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Act 2021.
Draft sentencing guidelines for offences of perverting the course of justice and witness intimidation published30/03/2022 14:05:00
Proposed new sentencing guidelines for perverting the course of justice and revised guidelines for witness intimidation in England and Wales were published for consultation today by the Sentencing Council.
Miscellaneous amendments to sentencing guidelines – response to first annual consultation14/03/2022 10:10:00
The Council will be making amendments to a number of sentencing guidelines from 1 April 2022, following the first annual consultation on miscellaneous amendments.
Sentencing Council research opportunity19/01/2022 14:05:00
The Sentencing Council is inviting bids to conduct a literature review bringing together the evidence on effectiveness of sentencing to support our statutory duty in this area.
New pronouncement-card builder for magistrates’ courts19/01/2022 12:05:00
The Council, working in partnership with the Judicial College, has launched a pronouncement-card builder tool for magistrates’ courts.
How sentencing guidelines recognise the impact of crime on victims12/01/2022 13:10:00
Victims are central to sentencing guidelines. When following the guidelines, the two things a court must consider first when deciding how serious a case is are: culpability, which means how much to blame the offender is, and harm.
Guideline for unlawful importation of firearms comes into effect 1 January03/01/2022 11:15:00
The new sentencing guideline for the unlawful importation of firearms offences comes into force on 1st January 2022..