This report contains recommendations relating to proposed baseline levels for sentencing as well as recommendations about their practical implementation.
The recommendations include:
- technical aspects of how a baseline sentencing scheme could be structured and the sentencing model that could be used
- sentencing procedure and exclusions from the scheme
- baseline levels for each offence
- additional offences that should be included in the scheme.
The report also responds to the government’s request for an estimate of the likely effects that baseline sentencing will have on sentencing levels and on the prison population.