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The Sentencing Commission for Scotland

Hutton, Neil
June 4, 2015

Source: (2008) In Arie Freiberg and Karen Gelb, Eds., Penal Populism, Sentencing Councils and Sentencing Policy. Cullompton, Devon UK: Willan Publishing. Pp.138-147

The Sentencing Commission for Scotland was an independent, judicially led body that was set up by the Scottish Executive under its policy statement “A Partnership For A Better Scotland” in November 2003. It had specific remit and a limited lifespan; it was dissolved in November 2006. Unlike most other Sentencing Commissions, it was never intended to be a permanent body. (Excerpt) This article covers factual information on working practices of the Commission, reports given from the Commission, what sort of institution the Sentencing Commission for Scotland was, as well as the impact of the Commission.


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