Sentencing by exception

Glossary topic: 
Recordkeeping

The process of sentencing an agency’s most important and valuable records first according to specific record classes, and then sentencing remaining records using common default classes in a retention and disposal schedule. These have often been rolled up, resulting in fewer record classes within an authorised retention and disposal schedule.

See our advice on sentencing by exception and the GRDS Lite

See also Sentencing, Unsentenced records, Record class, Vital records, Resentencing