Sentencing Council launches online sentencing guidelines for use in the Crown Court
From today, sentencing guidelines used in the Crown Court are available online for judges, legal practitioners and other visitors to the Sentencing Council website.
The launch of the Crown Court guidelines online marks the latest step in the Council’s programme to deliver guidelines in a digital format that is immediately accessible, quick and easy to use, and designed to support the ways in which Judges, Magistrates and other users work.
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New definitive guidelines for arson and criminal damage offences published05/07/2019 14:10:00
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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
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Collaborating to shape the future of sentencing research - Innovation and impact06/08/2018 09:10:00
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