Sentencing Council Annual Report 2020/21
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.
The report outlines the research and analysis we conducted during the year and shows how that informed the development of guidelines, and sets out the work the Council has done to promote public confidence in sentencing.
The report also documents how the Council responded to the Covid-19 pandemic, in particular its release of interim guidance for the courts on sentencing common assault offences in the context of the pandemic.
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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
Commissioning Research to review any potential for the work of the Sentencing Council to cause disparity in sentencing16/06/2021 12:20:00
The Sentencing Council is commissioning a research project to review any potential for its work to cause disparity in sentencing.
Burglary offences sentencing guidelines to be revised09/06/2021 13:25:00
Plans to revise sentencing guidelines for domestic, non-domestic and aggravated burglary offences in England and Wales were published for consultation today by the Sentencing Council.
New guidelines for sentencing common assault and attempted murder published03/06/2021 09:15:00
Revised sentencing guidelines for assault offences including attempted murder and common assault, and new guidance for assaults on emergency workers have been published by the Sentencing Council, following wide consultation. The guidelines will come into effect on 1 July 2021.
Publication of Assault offences data tables26/05/2021 14:20:00
The Sentencing Council has published data tables detailing recent sentencing trends for assault offences.
Publication of sexual offences statistical bulletin12/05/2021 16:15:00
The Sentencing Council has published a statistical bulletin and data tables, explaining current sentencing practice for selected sexual offences.
Learning about the sentencing process for assault and criminal damage offences11/03/2021 10:05:00
Majid Bastan-Hagh, Social Researcher, talks about the Council’s data-collection exercise on assault and criminal damage offences that is running in all magistrates’ courts in England and Wales until 7 May 2021.