Draft Sentencing Guidelines on bladed articles and offensive weapons Contents

Contents

Terms of Reference

Summary

1 Sentencing guidelines and the role of the Committee

The Sentencing Council

Our response to the current consultation

2 Draft adult guidelines on bladed articles and offensive weapons

Resource implications

Sentencing factors report

Assessment of culpability

Harm factors

Sentence starting points and category ranges

Aggravating and mitigating factors

3 Draft youth guideline on bladed articles and offensive weapons

The Sentencing Council’s approach

Culpability and harm factors

Aggravating and mitigating factors

Conclusions and recommendations

Appendix: Bladed Articles and Offensive Weapons Consultation: Note by the Sentencing Council

Formal Minutes

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament





6 March 2017