The definitive guideline on sentencing intimidatory offences was issued on 5 July 2018 and came into force on 1 October 2018.
Offences included in the intimitatory offences guideline:
- Harassment/ Racially or religiously aggravated harassment – putting people in fear of violence
- Stalking/ Racially or religiously aggravated stalking – involving fear of violence or serious alarm or distress
- Harassment/ Racially or religiously aggravated harassment
- Stalking/ Racially or religiously aggravated stalking
- Disclosing private sexual images
- Controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate or family relationship
- Threats to kill
A consultation on sentencing intimidatory offences and offences committed in a context of domestic abuse was published on 30 March 2017 and closed on 30 June 2017.
To support the guidelines and consultations, the Council publishes a range of documents. These documents may include consultation responses, statistical bulletins, resource and equality impact assessments and guideline assessments.
Related documents: Intimidatory offences
See also: Domestic abuse