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

Hutton, Neil (2003) Towards a sentencing policy for the use of short prison sentences in Scotland. Juridical Review, 4. pp. 313-329. ISSN 0022-6785

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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.