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Scottish Sentencing Council date announced 18/02/2015 The Scottish Government has confirmed that the new Scottish Sentencing Council (SSC) will be established by October this year.

Scottish Sentencing Council date announced

The Scottish Government has confirmed that the new Scottish Sentencing Council (SSC) will be established by October this year with a view to having a first meeting in November.

The objectives of the Council are to promote consistency and transparency in sentencing practice, assist in developing sentencing policy and encourage better understanding of sentences across Scotland. The SSC will also be responsible for producing sentencing guidelines for the judiciary.

Once established it will be for the SSC to decide how best to meet its objectives. However legislation put in place by the Scottish Parliament sets out the functions of the SSC, including to:

  • Produce guidelines covering areas of sentencing
  • Support research and academic work relevant to its remit
  • Collate and publish information on sentencing decisions (this may include how sentencing guidelines have been applied by the courts)
  • Publish information about sentencing

All proposals for sentencing guidelines from the Council will be considered by the High Court of Justiciary for approval.

The SSC will be chaired by the Lord Justice Clerk and will include five other judicial office holders, three legal members, a police officer, a victims’ representative and another non-judicial member.

 

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