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Research and analysis

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18 September 2023

On 13 September, the Council published a research roundup summarising some of the research work we have recently undertaken or commissioned. Our analysis and research work is an integral part of the guideline development process. We draw on a range of different data sources, as well as undertaking our own research, both quantitative and qualitative, to inform our work. We would like to thank all the participants who have contributed to this work, in particular the sentencers whose contributions have helped to make sure that the guidelines are informed by the experience and expertise of the judges and magistrates who use them.