Public Perceptions of Sentencing Sexual Offences in Scotland: Qualitative Research Exploring Sexual Offences

Hannah Biggs, Susan Reid, Kaushi Attygalle, Konstantina Vosnaki, Rachel McPherson, Cyrus Tata

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Abstract

The aim of this research study was to explore in depth, public perceptions of sentencing of sexual offences in Scotland, including the perceptions of victims of sexual offences. Until now, no work has been dedicated to studying Scottish public attitudes towards sentencing of sexual offences.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
Commissioning body Scottish Sentencing Council
Number of pages67
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2021

Keywords

  • sentencing
  • sexual offences
  • public perceptions
  • judges
  • criminal justice
  • punishment

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