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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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.
Theft from a shop or stall – data release16/02/2021 15:25:00
Charlotte Davidson, Senior Statistical Officer, on the data we have published covering this theft offence and why it is such an important step for the Council.
Commissioning Research to Review any Potential for the Work of the Sentencing Council to Cause Disparity in Sentencing04/02/2021 14:05:00
The Sentencing Council is commissioning a research project to review any potential for its work to cause disparity in sentencing.
Drug offences sentencing guidelines revised as offending changes29/01/2021 14:15:00
A comprehensive package of revised sentencing guidelines for drugs offences that reflect a change in the nature of offending and additional offences in relation to psychoactive substances has been published by the Sentencing Council following consultation.
Firearms offences – new guidelines come into force04/01/2021 11:05:00
New sentencing guidelines for firearms offences come into force on 1 January 2021
Publication of Theft from a shop or stall data18/12/2020 15:30:00
Yesterday, the Council has published data covering the factors taken into account when sentencing adult offenders for theft from a shop or stall, and details of the sentence imposed. We hope that users will find these datasets useful to conduct their own analysis. The publication can be found here.
Theft from a shop or stall: data release pre-announcement20/11/2020 16:25:00
The Council will be publishing data collected from magistrates’ courts covering the factors taken into account when sentencing adult offenders for theft from a shop or stall, (where this was the principal offence), on 17 December 2020.
Publication of an assessment of the 2017 update to the Magistrates’ Court Sentencing Guidelines30/03/2020 09:15:00
The Sentencing Council has published an assessment of the impact and implementation of the 2017 update to the Magistrates’ Court Sentencing Guidelines (MCSG).
Sentencing Council consults on future direction12/03/2020 12:25:00
The Sentencing Council has launched a public consultation to determine its future direction, balancing its priorities against limited resources. The consultation, which will run from 10 March to 9 June 2020, is seeking views on where the Council should focus its efforts in the next 10 years.