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Sentencing older offenders in Victoria

Criminal law Sentencing Victoria

This report studies sentencing outcomes from 2010 to 2019 for offenders sentenced when aged 60 and over in Victoria. The report reviews the relevance of age to sentencing and investigates the prevalence of sentenced older offenders in the state.

It analyses the offence types and sentence outcomes for older offenders in both the Magistrates’ Court and the higher courts, including older offenders’ prior offending. The report uncovers issues relating specifically to older offenders, including the suitability of available sentencing orders.

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