Public perception of sentencing in Scotland Qualitative research exploration causing death by driving offence   

Public Perception image of diverse range of people

Members of the public, including relatives of victims of such offences, took part in the research, which was carried out by ScotCen Social Research on behalf of the Council.  It examines public understanding of and attitudes to sentencing for death by driving offences as well as experiences and views of the justice system.

Discussions explored awareness of the situations involved in these offences, knowledge and views of the factors influencing sentencing and perceptions of the purpose of sentencing.  

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