Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000

The Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 (c.6) is a consolidation Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that brings together parts of several other Acts dealing with the sentencing treatment of offenders and defaulters.[1] It was drafted by the Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission.[2]

Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000
Long titleAn Act to consolidate certain enactments relating to the powers of courts to deal with offenders and defaulters and to the treatment of such persons, with amendments to give effect to recommendations of the Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission.
Citation2000 c.6
Introduced byJack Straw
Dates
Royal assent25 May 2000
Commencement25 August 2000
Other legislation
Repealed byCriminal Justice Act 2003, Police and Justice Act 2006, Sentencing Act 2020
Status: Amended
Text of statute as originally enacted
Text of the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from legislation.gov.uk.

With amendments, it consolidated sentencing legislation previously spread across twelve separate Acts.[3] Much of the Act has been repealed by the Criminal Justice Act 2003, which introduced significant changes to sentencing from 2005.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ UK Parliament (2000). "6". Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000. The Stationery Office Limited. ISBN 0-10-540600-7.
  2. ^ The Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission, Powers of the Criminal Courts Sentencing Bill: Report on the Consolidation of Legislation Relating to Sentencing, Scot Law Com 175, Law Com 264, BAILII
  3. ^ "About Us". The Law Commission. Archived from the original on 11 July 2006. Retrieved 15 June 2006.
  4. ^ UK Parliament (2003). "44, Schedule 37 — Repeals". Criminal Justice Act 2003. The Stationery Office Limited. ISBN 0-10-544403-0.