Organisation

Sentencing Advisory Council (Vic)

Owning Institution:
Report

Long-term sentencing trends in Victoria

This report reviews 20 years of data in the Council's 'Sentencing Snapshots' to identify changes in sentencing practices in the higher courts for a select number of offences.
Discussion paper

Reforming adjourned undertakings in Victoria: consultation paper

The purpose of this consultation paper is to consider potential options for increasing and improving the use of adjourned undertakings in Victoria.
Report

Should media coverage affect sentencing?

This report explores the approaches of Australian sentencing courts towards adverse media coverage and the significant consequences it can have for offenders. It reveals why and when media coverage might be a relevant sentencing consideration. The aim of the report is to draw attention to...
Report

Sentencing breaches of Family Violence Intervention Orders and Safety Notices: third monitoring report

This report presents police and court data on Family Violence Safety Notices (FVSNs) and Family Violence Intervention Orders (FVIOs) in Victoria. The report incorporates demographic data on affected family members/protected persons and respondents, and examines changes in sentencing practices for breach offences in the decade...
Report

Sentencing stalking in Victoria

This report provides an in-depth analysis of how Victorian courts sentence stalking offences contrary to section 21A of the Crimes Act 1958 (Vic). It considers the demographics of stalkers, the relationship between stalking offenders and victims, the sorts of stalking behaviours sentenced in Victorian courts...