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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

Knife Crime Prevention Orders: A Review of Associated Practical Issues

The Sentencing Academy has published a new paper by our Kalisher Trust intern, Georgia-Mae Chung, exploring...

New Trustee Appointments

We are excited to announce the appointment of two new trustees to our Board.   Anna Draper is a former...

Current Issues in Sentencing, Policy and Research: A Summary

Following the well-attended Sentencing Seminar on the 13 January 2023 looking at current issues in sentencing...

Sentencing Seminar Summary 2023

Following the well-attended Sentencing Seminar on the 13 January 2023 looking at current issues in sentencing...

The Sentencing Academy Thesis Award 2023

Please find the application form below: Sentencing Academy Thesis Prize Application Form 2023...

Fines: A review of the sanction, its use and operation, and research evidence

By Dr Jay Gormley • Criminal fines are the most common criminal sanction and account for about 75% of...

Sentencing Historic Offenders: September 2022

By Dr Gabrielle Watson This paper reviews approaches to the sentencing of non-recent or ‘historic’ offenders...

Deferred Sentencing: A review of practice: September 2022

Author: Dr Elaine Freer   Deferred sentences are available to any judge or bench of magistrates sentencing a...

Mental Disorder, Disability and Sentencing: June 2022

By Dr Ailbhe O’Loughlin   • This paper addresses sentencing practices and policies in respect of...

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...

Scottish Sentencing Council publishes Mental Health and Sentencing literature review

The Scottish Sentencing Council has today published a literature review we produced for them examining the...

Pre-Sentence Reports: April 2022

By Dr Gwen Robinson   • In order for courts to craft and impose appropriate and effective sentences...

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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    …