Welcome to
the Sentencing Academy

The Sentencing Academy is a research and engagement charitable incorporated organisation dedicated to developing understanding of sentencing in England and Wales and informing public debate. 

It promotes an evidence-based approach to sentencing and encourages effective sentencing practices that reduce re-offending, provide justice to victims, and promote public confidence.

News

keep up to date with what is happening around sentencing in England and Wales.

Empowering Policy: The Role of Data in Modern Sentencing

The University of Surrey is hosting an expert roundtable – Empowering Policy: The Role of Data in Modern...

Sentencing for Murder: A Review of Policy and Practice

By Dr Richard Martin Read the full paper here: Sentencing for Murder – A Review of Policy and Practice...

Kalisher Trust internship paper

We are pleased to publish the paper produced by Lewis Hazeldine during the course of his Kalisher Trust...

Seeing and Treating Neurodiverse Individuals in the Criminal Justice System

Gavin Dingwall, Head of Policy and Communications, represented the Sentencing Academy in a panel discussion...

Research

We commission and collaborate with a diverse range of specialist researchers conducting evaluative, comparative and explorative reports covering key topics in the area of sentencing in England and Wales.

Policy makers, researchers, and special interest groups may find this section of particular interest.

Please let us know if you have any other areas of interest that you would like us to cover.

Parole in England and Wales: Recent Reforms and Proposals for the Future
30Oct

Parole in England and Wales: Recent Reforms and Proposals for the Future

Authors: Gavin Dingwall and Megan Millar   This report examines recent changes to parole in England and Wales and considers…

The Use of Deferred Sentencing in England and Wales: A Review of Law, Guidance and Research
18Jun

The Use of Deferred Sentencing in England and Wales: A Review of Law, Guidance and Research

Authors: Professor Julian V. Roberts, Dr Elaine Freer and Dr Jonathan Bild   This report provides an introduction to the…

Sentencing Guidance, the Sentencing Council, and Black & Ethnic Minority Offenders
23May

Sentencing Guidance, the Sentencing Council, and Black & Ethnic Minority Offenders

By Professor Julian V. Roberts and Professor Andrew Ashworth   Our new paper by Professor Julian V. Roberts and Professor…

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Resources

We have crafted a range of different resources that help explain particular sentencing practices; highlight key trends from current statistical information and provide clarity around legal terms and offences.

Practitioners, academics, and the public may find this section useful but Please let us know should there be additional areas that you feel we should also look to cover.

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