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In cases where there is public interest or where the sentence may be complicated or controversial, the judge may decide to make the sentencing statement more widely available. You can read the judge’s full statement here once sentence has been passed.

We also issue tweets to alert our followers as soon as statements are published. Follow Us.  

For more information about how judges decide sentences and what sentences are available to them, see the Scottish Sentencing Council website.

Click here if you would like information about victims of crimes and sentencing.

Scottish Civil Justice Council

Recruitment of advocate member

Following the appointment of advocate member Sarah Wolffe QC as a Senator of the College of Justice, the Scottish Civil Justice Council is advertising a vacancy for a replacement advocate member.

Applications are sought by noon, Wednesday 12 February 2014.

For full information regarding the vacancy visit the Scottish Civil Justice Council website