Jun 28, 2019
Assessment of Guideline
Published in: Sentencing Council (2018)
Posted on RAND.org on June 25, 2019
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.