Drug Offences

Assessment of Guideline

Published in: Sentencing Council (2018)

Posted on RAND.org on June 25, 2019

by Alex Sutherland, Matthew Davies, Jose P. Sanchez, Ian Brunton-Smith

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Analysis of trend data, disposals data and survey data was used to assess the impact of the Sentencing Council's Drug Offences Definitive Guideline. This was the first guideline on these offences which covered both the Crown Court and the magistrates' courts, coming into force in February 2012. The analysis focused on the effect of the guideline on sentence outcomes.

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