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Consultation on Proposals to Strengthen the Presumption against Short Periods of Imprisonment

Consultation on Proposals to Strengthen the Presumption against Short Periods of Imprisonment

Friday, September 25, 2015

ISBN: 9781785446658

A consultation on proposals to strengthen the current presumption against short sentences in Scotland.

Executive Summary

A Scottish Government consultation on proposals to strengthen the current presumption against short sentences in Scotland. The consultation seeks responses and views on two main questions, should the current presumption against sentences of three months or less be extended and secondly is a more radical review of the presumption and use of short-term imprisonment including the use of the remand required.

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