Attitudes to Sentencing Sexual Offences.

C. McNaughton Nicholls, M. Mitchell, L Simpson, S Webster, Marianne Hester

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


This report outlines findings of research conducted by Natcen Social Research on victim/survivor1 and public attitudes to sentencing sexual offences. This research was conducted on behalf of the Sentencing Council for England and Wales, to inform their current review of guidelines on sentencing sexual offences, and in accordance with their statutory duties to “produce analysis and research on sentencing”, “promote a clear, fair and consistent approach to sentencing”, and “work to improve public confidence in sentencing.”2
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherSentencing Council
Number of pages103
EditionSentencing Council Research Series 01/12
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • rape, criminal justice system, sentencing, public attitudes


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