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The Sentencing Council has published a public consultation on its proposals to introduce a new guideline for the sentencing of burglary offences. The consultation will run for 12 weeks and will close on 4 August 2011. The proposals will bring burglary offences into a single guideline for Crown and magistrates’ courts in order to increase the consistency of sentencing across both courts. The draft guideline reinforces current sentencing practice…

Publication  —  Information  — 

Two scenarios intended to familiarise sentencers with the guideline and its step-by-step approach in relation to domestic and non-domestic burglary. These case studies are for illustration only; each individual case must be sentenced according to the factors of that case.

Publication  —  Crown Court Sentencing Survey  — 

Burglary offences Crown Court Sentencing Survey (CCSS) form. All judges (or other sentencers) sitting in the Crown Court should complete a form every time a sentence is passed.

Publication  —  Resource assessment  — 

A final resource assessment for the definitive burglary offences guideline.

Publication  —  Consultations  — 

A summary of the responses received to the consultation paper on the sentencing of burglary offences.

Publication  —  Equality impact assessment  — 

An equality impact assessment for the definitive guideline on burglary offences.

Publication  —  Equality impact assessment  — 

An equality impact assessment for the draft guideline on burglary offences.

Publication  —  Definitive guideline - archive  — 

Definitive sentencing guideline for use in courts in England and Wales on burglary offences.

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…Following a three month period of training and implementation the definitive guideline on burglary offences came into effect on 16 January 2012. Versions for the Crown Court and magistrates’ courts are available….

Triable either wayMaximum: 3 years’ custodyOffence range: Discharge – 18 months’ custody User guide for this offence Guideline users should be aware that the Equal Treatment Bench Book covers important aspects of fair treatment and disparity of outcomes for different groups in the criminal justice system. It provides guidance which sentencers are encouraged to take into account wherever applicable, to ensure that there is fairness for all…