Sentencing Advisory Council (Vic)

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Research report

23 Aug 2016

People who breach family violence intervention orders are more likely to reoffend than the general criminal population, finds this study.

The study reveals that:

the two most common types of reoffending were further breach of an intervention order (24% of offenders reoffended with...

Research report

10 Sep 2015

Examines changes in community correction order use in Victorian adult courts between January 2012 and December 2014.


The community correction order (CCO) is a recently created and important sentencing option for Victorian criminal courts. The CCO allows courts to combine a...

Research report

11 Aug 2015

Most people sentenced in the County Court and the Supreme Court of Victoria plead guilty, and their guilty plea results in a reduced sentence, according to this report.

Executive summary

This report examines the rate and timing of guilty pleas, and their...

Research report

30 Jun 2015

Examines sentencing in Victorian courts over the seven years to July 2013 for culpable driving causing death, dangerous driving causing death, negligently causing serious injury (where driving related), and dangerous driving causing serious injury.

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This report examines current sentencing practices...

Research report

29 May 2015

Examines reoffending patterns for 63,366 people sentenced in Victorian criminal courts between July 2004 and June 2014.


Reducing reoffending following the imposition of a sentence is one of the primary aims of sentencing and of the criminal justice system generally. However,...

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Discussion paper

13 Mar 2018

This issues and options paper forms part of the review of restitution and compensation orders in Victoria.


19 Dec 2017

This resource provides a statistical overview of five kinds of theft offences sentenced in the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria between 2012–13 and 2016–17.

Discussion paper

10 Nov 2017

The Sentencing Advisory Council has released this issues paper and an online survey, seeking stakeholder and community views on the creation of a Sentencing Guidelines Council in Victoria.


20 Oct 2017

This report is the response to the Victorian Attorney-General’s request for advice on ‘swift and certain’ approaches to family violence offenders in Victoria.


26 Sep 2017

This report presents statistics on the number of secondary offences throughout the data period (2011–12 and 2015–16) and sentencing outcomes for those offences.

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