- Attacks on the Elderly
- Attempted Murder
- Drug Offences
- Environmental Offences
- Firearms/Explosives Offences
- Life Sentences – Discretionary
- Life Sentences – Mandatory
- Life Sentences – Tariff Rulings
- Manslaughter - Corporate Manslaughter
- Public Order Offences
- Road Traffic Offences
- Sexual Offences
- Terrorist Offences
- Theft and other Dishonest Offences
- Violent Offences
General Sentencing Issues
- Combination Orders
- Custody Probation Orders
- Dangerous Offenders under the Criminal Justice (NI) Order 2008
- Dealing with Child Offenders
- Forms of Sentence
- Guilty Pleas
- Increase in Sentence
- Multiple Issue Sentencing Cases
- Offences Which Might Have Been Tried Summarily
- Offenders Assisting Police
- Orders Ancillary to Sentence
- Personal Mitigating Circumstances – Exceptional Circumstances
- Personal Mitigating Circumstances – Forgiving Attitude of Victim
- Personal Mitigating Circumstances – Good Character
- Personal Mitigating Circumstances – Imprisonment of Young Mother
- Personal Mitigating Circumstances – Mental Illness of Offender
- Personal Mitigating Circumstances – Role of Part Played by Accused
- Personal Mitigating Circumstances –Addiction, No Mitigation
- Relevance of Remission or Parole
- Relevance of Sentencing Council Guidelines
- Suspended Sentences
- Totality / Consecutive
Sentencing Guideline Papers
Domestic violence and abuse. How can our policing and justice systems help?
Presentation by His Honour Judge Burgess, Recorder of Belfast, Presiding County Court Judge at the Journey to Justice conference in Belfast January 2011. Click on the link to view the Paper by Recorder of Belfast on sentencing in Domestic Violence.
Hate Crime: Note for Sentencers
The Lord Chief Justice’s Sentencing Group, chaired by Lord Justice Gillen, has asked JSB to draw the attention of sentencers to the NI Human Rights Commission Report: Racist Hate Crime: Human Rights and the Criminal Justice System in Northern Ireland. In particular you are asked to note the concerns raised between pp 53 and 58 of the Report – especially the bulleted findings on page 58.
The Sentencing Group considers that it is important that sentencers should ensure that all potential hate crimes are properly identified to allow that aspect to be adjudicated upon and taken into account in the sentencing exercise where the crime is found to have been motivated by hatred.
Sentencing in Cases of Manslaughter, Attempted Murder and Wounding with Intent
Paper by Sir Anthony Hart, September, 2013.
Sentencing Guidance Note Honour-Based Crime
Note for the assistance of Sentencers approved by the Sentencing Group.