8 Structured deferred sentences
(Table 1)

8.1 Structured deferred sentences offer courts the option to provide a short period of intensive supervision to individuals post-conviction but prior to final sentencing.

8.2 There were 820 structured deferred sentences imposed in Scotland in 2018-19, with numbers imposed in just over half of all council areas. Seventy per cent of sentences (580) were for males.


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