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New sentencing guidelines for magistrates come into force on 24 April 2017 following their publication earlier this year. One of Read More

By Lauren Bowes, Senior Researcher As part of the Sentencing Council’s analysis and research strategy, this week we began a Read More

By Lauren Bowes, Senior Researcher From the 19th September to December 2016, the Sentencing Council will begin the final phase Read More

By Jill Gramann, Magistrate member of the Sentencing Council When judges and magistrates are faced with offenders who have targeted Read More

The principle that guilty pleas should be taken into account in sentencing is nothing new – Parliament has set this Read More

By Michael Caplan With my position as  the defence practitioner on  the Sentencing Council  due to end shortly, the Council Read More

By Lauren Bowes, Senior Researcher This month we began a targeted assessment of the impact and implementation of our theft Read More

By Jill Gramann, Magistrate member of the Sentencing Council and Chair of the Kidderminster Bench from 2011 to 2013. This Read More

Judges and magistrates are sometimes criticised for giving a particular sentence, normally when it is thought to be too short Read More

By Professor Paul Wiles With my tenure as analysis and research advisor due to end shortly, the Sentencing Council is Read More