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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.

Blogs

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

The Techno-Judiciary: Sentencing in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
07May

The Techno-Judiciary: Sentencing in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

By Harry Grindle In the era of artificial-intelligence (AI), algorithmic technologies are everywhere. AI’s emergence into the field of law…

Seeing and Treating Neurodiverse Individuals in the Criminal Justice System
19Mar

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 with Professor Penney Lewis, the…

Mental Health and Sentencing Seminar
15Mar

Mental Health and Sentencing Seminar

The Sentencing Academy was pleased to collaborate with the University of York to hold a ‘Mental Health and Sentencing’ event…

How distinctive is Scotland’s new approach to sentencing guidelines?
05Mar

How distinctive is Scotland’s new approach to sentencing guidelines?

By Dr Jay Gormley and Professor Julian V. Roberts   The new causing death by driving offences guideline is the…

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…

Sentencing Academy participates in the Inaugural Scottish Sentencing Research Symposium
30Nov

Sentencing Academy participates in 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.…

Launch of the House of Commons Justice Committee Report
19Nov

Launch of the House of Commons Justice Committee Report

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…