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Sentencing Academy Events

The Sentencing Academy has a range of events taking place this year.

Register below to attend one of our events.

Mental Health and
Sentencing

6 Mar, 14:00 – 15:30
Room LMB/002A Law & Sociology Building,
East Campus, University of York, York
YO10 5GD, UK

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Mental Health and
Sentencing

6 Mar, 14:00 – 15:30
Room LMB/002A Law & Sociology Building,
East Campus, University of York, York
YO10 5GD, UK

In conjunction with University of York.
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Take a look at what the Sentencing Academy have been involved with recently and what we have planned.

News

The King’s Speech

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

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...

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...

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...

Sentencing Trends in England and Wales (2002-2022)

A new analysis of sentencing trends between 2002 and 2022 has been conducted by the Sentencing Academy. This...

Kalisher/Sentencing Academy Internship

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

Gavin Dingwall appointed Head of Policy and Communications

Gavin Dingwall has been appointed Head of Policy and Communications at the Sentencing Academy from 4 September...

Sentencing Academy Head of Research Vacancy

The Sentencing Academy is a charitable incorporated organisation created in 2019 to promote more effective...

Refusal to Attend Sentencing

Dr Gabrielle Watson In August 2023, former neonatal nurse, Lucy Letby, refused to attend her own sentencing...

The Kalisher Trust/Sentencing Academy Internship

  The Kalisher Trust and the Sentencing Academy are delighted to offer the opportunity for an outstanding...

Mental Health Awareness

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, we would like to highlight an Issue paper that we shared last year by...

Desistance and Sentencing: A Review of Research

By Dr Annie Bunce   • Desistance is the cessation of offending by those with previous patterns of...

Newsletter Archive

June 2021 Newsletter

The June 2021 edition of our newsletter can be viewed here...

May 2021 Newsletter

The May 2021 edition of our newsletter can be viewed here...

April 2021 Newsletter

The April 2021 edition of our newsletter can be viewed here...

March 2021 Newsletter

The March 2021 edition of our newsletter can be viewed here...

Consultation Responses

Response to Sentencing Council consultation on the firearms importation offences guideline
14Aug

Response to Sentencing Council consultation on the firearms importation offences guideline

The Sentencing Academy has submitted a response to the Sentencing Council’s consultation on the firearms importation offences guideline

Response to Sentencing Council consultation on the firearms importation offences guideline
03Sep

Response to Sentencing Council consultation on the firearms importation offences guideline

The Sentencing Academy has submitted a response to the Sentencing Council’s consultation on the firearms importation offences guideline    …

Responses to Sentencing Council consultations on sexual offences guideline and burglary offences
19Aug

Responses to Sentencing Council consultations on sexual offences guideline and burglary offences

The Sentencing Academy has submitted responses to the Sentencing Council’s consultations on the sexual offences guideline.     View sexual…

Response to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill
26Mar

Response to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill

On 9 March 2021, the Ministry of Justice published the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill which will introduce many…

Response to the Sentencing Council’s modern slavery offences consultation
08Jan

Response to the Sentencing Council’s modern slavery offences consultation

The Sentencing Academy has submitted a response to the Sentencing Council’s consultation on a guideline for modern slavery offences.  …

Response to the Sentencing Council’s unauthorised use of a trade mark consultation
29Sep

Response to the Sentencing Council’s unauthorised use of a trade mark consultation

The Sentencing Academy has submitted a response to the Sentencing Council’s consultation on a guideline for unauthorised use of a…

Response to the Sentencing Council’s assault offences consultation
14Sep

Response to the Sentencing Council’s assault offences consultation

The Sentencing Academy has submitted a response to the Sentencing Council’s consultation on an updated guideline for assault offences. Assault…

Response to ‘What next for the Sentencing Council?’ consultation
08Sep

Response to ‘What next for the Sentencing Council?’ consultation

The Sentencing Academy has submitted a response to the Sentencing Council’s ‘What next for the Sentencing Council?’ consultation    …