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Publication  —  Consultations  — 

A consultation paper on the sentencing of drug offences. Closed 7 May 2020.

Publication  —  Resource assessment  — 

A resource assessment for the consultation stage of the draft revised Drugs guideline.

Publication  —  Statistical bulletin  — 

A bulletin explaining current sentencing practice for drug offences to accompany the consultation.

Publication  —  Research report  — 

This report contains findings from statistical analysis of data from the Crown Court Sentencing Survey, investigating the association between a range of sentencing factors and offender demographics and the sentence imposed, in England and Wales. The analysis focuses on adults sentenced for the offences of supply, possession with intent to supply and conspiracy to supply a controlled drug of classes A or B, at the Crown Court, between April 2012 and March 2015.

Publication  —  Guideline assessment  — 

Publication  —  Information  — 

A selection of scenarios intended to familiarise sentencers with the drug offences guideline and its step-by-step approach. These case studies are for illustration only; each individual case must be sentenced according to the factors of that case.

Publication  —  Definitive guideline - archive  — 

Definitive sentencing guideline for use in courts in England and Wales on drug offences.

Publication  —  Resource assessment  — 

A final resource assessment for the definitive drug offences guideline.

Publication  —  Research report  — 

Research into the effects of the draft drug offences guideline on sentencing practice.

Publication  —  Consultations  — 

A summary of the responses received to the consultation paper on the sentencing of drugs offences.