Magistrates' Court Sentencing Guidelines: Assessment of guideline

The Sentencing Council has published its assessment of the impact and implementation of the 2017 update to the Magistrates’ Court Sentencing Guidelines, under its statutory duty to monitor the operation and effect of its sentencing guidelines and to draw conclusions from this information.

The assessment reflects the Council’s approach of seeking to improve its work through consultation and evaluation.

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Magistrates’ Court Sentencing Guidelines guideline assessment