Sentencing and the Council
On these pages you will find information about how sentencing works, such as what a sentence is, what it is for and how it is worked out. You can also find out about the Sentencing Council and how we work to produce sentencing guidelines.
This short video will give you an outline of what kinds of sentence there are and how judges and magistrates decide what sentence to give. If you can’t watch the video, you could read the transcript.