The definitive guidelines for sentencing manslaughter offences were issued on 31 July 2018 and came into force on 1 November 2018. The guidelines cover the following offences:
- Gross negligence manslaughter
- Manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility
- Manslaughter by reason of loss of control
- Unlawful act manslaughter
The consultation on the sentencing of manslaughter was published on 4 July 2017 and closed on 10 October 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: Manslaughter
See also: Corporate manslaughter