Towards a sentencing policy for the use of short prison sentences in Scotland

Neil Hutton

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Abstract

Examines the use of short term prison sentences in Scotland, including their proportion of all prison sentences, the rise in their use , the types of offender to whom they apply. Questions their usefulness when compared to community sanctions. Looks at the barriers to the formation of a clearly articulated sentencing policy. Offers suggestions for how a sentencing policy could be developed, beginning with the Sheriff Court and involving the judiciary in the formulation of guidelines.
LanguageEnglish
Pages313-329
Number of pages16
JournalJuridical Review
Volume4
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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Guidelines
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Keywords

  • judges
  • judicial decision making
  • Scotland
  • sentence length
  • offenders
  • sentencing policy
  • Sherrif Court

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