Dangerous dogs: assessment of guideline
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To be used from 1 July 2016. Definitive sentencing guideline for use in courts in England and Wales on dangerous dog offences. The new guideline will come into effect on 1 July 2016.
A summary of the responses received to the consultation paper on the sentencing of dangerous dog offences.
A final resource assessment for the definitive dangerous dog offences guideline.
Data tables showing current sentencing practice for dangerous dog offences to accompany the definitive guideline.
Research to support the development of dangerous dog offences sentencing guidelines.
A consultation paper on the sentencing of dangerous dog offences. Closed 9 June 2015.
An equality impact assessment for the draft guideline on dangerous dog offences.
A bulletin explaining current sentencing practice for dangerous dog offences describing the context in which the consultation proposals were made.
A selection of scenarios intended to familiarise sentencers with the dangerous dog 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. Please note these case studies do not take into account the changes to dangerous dogs legislation in 2014.