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In March 2009, the Council published its report examining sentencing practices for offences involving violence.
The report examined the current principles and practices governing sentencing for offences committed while an offender is intoxicated, as well as those principles and practices governing sentencing for alcohol-related violence, including violence offences where a glass or bottle is used as a weapon (commonly known as 'glassing').
Report on Sentencing for Alcohol-related Violence [PDF 729KB]