Sentencing Council Annual Report 2018/19
The Sentencing Council has published its ninth annual report outlining activities from April 2018 to March 2019.
The report is Lord Justice Holroyde’s first report as Chairman of the Sentencing Council. It documents the Council’s achievements of the past year, which include:
- publishing four definitive guidelines, all of which have come into effect:
- Breach Offences;
- Intimidatory Offences;
- Manslaughter; and
- Child Cruelty.
- consulting on:
- a general guideline, for sentencing offences where there is no offence specific guideline;
- public order offences
- arson and criminal damage; and
- expanded explanations in offence specific guidelines.
Latest News from
Public confidence in sentencing and the criminal justice system08/08/2019 13:10:00
We have published a report of research carried out to help the Council better understand public attitudes towards, and understanding of, sentencing and the criminal justice system.
New definitive guidelines for arson and criminal damage offences published05/07/2019 14:10:00
We have published new sentencing guidelines for arson and criminal damage offences that will see the courts take full account of the harm caused by offences such as arson attacks on historic buildings or criminal damage leading to severe disruption of public services.
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.