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Consultancy with the Sentencing Council

Review of the Work of the Sentencing Council

In the spring of 2017, Professor Bottoms was commissioned by the Sentencing Council for England and Wales to conduct a short internal Review of the work of the Council, focusing in particular on ways in which it might be able to fulfil its statutory responsibilities more effectively. This work, in which Professor Bottoms was assisted by Dr Jo Parsons, a graduate of the Institute, was completed in May 2017, and was based partly on desk research and partly on interviews with members and staff of the Sentencing Council and other relevant persons.  At its meeting in December 2017, the Council decided that the Review should be published in full, together with a short statement by the Council indicating the ways in which it is responding to the suggestions made in the Review. It is anticipated that publication will take place in the first half of 2018.