Ministry of Justice

Breaking the cycle: effective punishment, rehabilitation and sentencing of offenders

Status: Closed - awaiting response

Open date: 07 December 2010

Close date: 04 March 2011

The Ministry of Justice Structural Reform Plan published in July 2010 set out a commitment to introduce a 'rehabilitation revolution' and conduct a review of sentencing policy.

This consultation sets out the resulting proposals which aim to break the destructive cycle of crime and protect the public, through more effectively punishing and rehabilitating offenders and reforming the sentencing framework.