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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.

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Take a look at the blogs below covering contemporary sentencing issues.

Colin Pitchfork and the Complexity of Parole
20Feb

Colin Pitchfork and the Complexity of Parole

It has been reported that an application for reconsideration of a Parole Board decision not to release Colin Pitchfork has…

Gavin Dingwall Addresses the Inaugural Scottish Sentencing Research Symposium
30Nov

Gavin Dingwall Addresses the Inaugural Scottish Sentencing Research Symposium

Gavin Dingwall, Head of Policy and Communications at the Sentencing Academy, was invited to speak at the inaugural Scottish Sentencing…

Restorative Justice Week 2023
22Nov

Restorative Justice Week 2023

Restorative justice can be delivered at any stage of the criminal justice process including being part of any sentencing disposal.…

Professor Julian V. Roberts, Executive Director of the Sentencing Academy, Speaks at Launch of House of Commons Justice Committee Report
19Nov

Professor Julian V. Roberts, Executive Director of the Sentencing Academy, Speaks at Launch…

Several members of the Sentencing Academy attended an event at Portcullis House on 8 November to launch the House of…

Government Reshuffle: Gareth Bacon MP appointed Under-Secretary of State in the Ministry of Justice
16Nov

Government Reshuffle: Gareth Bacon MP appointed Under-Secretary of State in the Ministry of…

Government Reshuffle: Gareth Bacon MP appointed Under-Secretary of State in the Ministry of Justice  In this week’s government reshuffle, Gareth…

The King’s Speech
15Nov

The King’s Speech

The last King’s Speech of this parliament, delivered on Tuesday 7 November, included several Bills which will significantly reform sentencing…

Contemporary Issues in Sentencing Seminar: Cardiff University / Prifysgol Caerdydd
01Nov

Contemporary Issues in Sentencing Seminar: Cardiff University / Prifysgol Caerdydd

The Sentencing Academy were delighted to join forces with the Centre for Law, Crime and Justice at Cardiff University /…

Contemporary Issues in Sentencing Seminar: Durham University
18Oct

Contemporary Issues in Sentencing Seminar: Durham University

The Sentencing Academy was delighted to co-host a seminar on Contemporary Issues in Sentencing with Durham Law School on Wednesday…

Kalisher/Sentencing Academy Internship
13Oct

Kalisher/Sentencing Academy Internship

I am extremely pleased to have been awarded the Kalisher/Sentencing Academy Internship for this year. I have followed the work…

Multi-year funding from the Dawes Trust
14Sep

Multi-year funding from the Dawes Trust

The Sentencing Academy is pleased to announce that it has received additional multi-year funding from the Dawes Trust. We are…

Refusal to Attend Sentencing
27Aug

Refusal to Attend Sentencing

Dr Gabrielle Watson In August 2023, former neonatal nurse, Lucy Letby, refused to attend her own sentencing hearing for the…

Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) and Sentencing Event – 29 March 2023 – Nottingham Law School
21Apr

Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) and Sentencing Event – 29 March 2023…

By Gavin Dingwall, Senior Research Fellow and Sarah McManus, Director of Operations The Sentencing Academy was delighted to host this…