16 December 2004
Overarching Principles – Seriousness: Definitive guideline
Superseded by the General guideline 1 October 2019.
Definitive sentencing guideline for use in courts in England and Wales on seriousness. When determining the appropriate sentence the sentencer must consider the seriousness of the offence.
This pdf should be used for reference only. For in force, definitive guideline(s), go as appropriate to:
Overarching Principles – Seriousness: Definitive guideline – Archived PDF