The Use of Deferred Sentencing in England and Wales: A Review of Law, Guidance and Research

July 18, 2022
The Sentencing Academy has published a new report, authored by Professor Julian V. Roberts, Dr Elaine Freer and Dr Jonathan Bild, exploring the use of deferred sentencing in England and

Deferred Sentencing: Unfulfilled Potential?

June 30, 2022
We are holding an online seminar on Thursday 21 July exploring the issue of deferred sentencing. The seminar will be held in person and will run from 5.15pm to 6.30pm and

Mental Disorder, Disability and Sentencing: A review of policy, law and research

June 14, 2022
The Sentencing Academy has published a new paper by Dr Ailbhe O’Loughlin (University of York) examining the issues arising from sentencing offenders with mental disorders, disabilities or impairments. Read

April / May 2022 Newsletter

May 31, 2022
The April / May 2022 edition of our newsletter can be downloaded here:

Key Issues in Sentencing seminar

May 25, 2022
We are holding the first in a new series of ‘Key Issues in Sentencing’ seminars at 5pm on Thursday 23 June. This will be an online event and it is co-hosted

Sentencing Guidance, the Sentencing Council, and Black & Ethnic Minority Offenders

May 23, 2022
Our new paper by Professor Julian V. Roberts and Professor Andrew Ashworth examines the guidance currently provided by the Sentencing Council in respect of ethnic disparities in sentence outcomes and

Scottish Sentencing Council publishes Mental Health and Sentencing literature review

May 12, 2022
The Scottish Sentencing Council has today published a literature review we produced for them examining the issue of sentencing offenders with mental disorders. The report is authored by Dr Ailbhe

The Kalisher Trust / Sentencing Academy Internship

May 9, 2022
The Kalisher Trust and the Sentencing Academy are delighted to offer the opportunity for an outstanding candidate to undertake an internship at the Sentencing Academy. The internship, paid at the

Pre-Sentence Reports: A review of policy, practice and research

April 20, 2022
The Sentencing Academy has published a new paper by Professor Gwen Robinson (University of Sheffield) examining the use of Pre-Sentence Reports at sentencing in England and Wales. Read the full

Koci Selamaj sentenced for the murder of Sabina Nessa

April 8, 2022
Orla Slattery, Lecturer, Nottingham Law School Koci Selamaj was today sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 36 years for the murder of Sabina Nessa, a teacher, last September. 
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