Geoff Fisher


Serious offending by people serving a Community Correction Order: 2017–18

In this report, the Council examines the number of people sentenced in 2017–18 for committing a serious offence while serving a community correction order. The report fulfils a requirement under the Corrections Act 1986 (Vic) for the Council to report annually on convictions for serious...

Trends in minor drug offences sentenced in the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria

In this report, the Council analysed trends for offences of possession or use of small quantities of illicit drugs sentenced in the Magistrates’ Court from 1 July 2007 to 30 June 2017. The Council sought to identify shifts in the drug types minor drug offenders...

Contravention of Community Correction Orders

This report assesses how many offenders contravene their Community Correction Order (CCO) by committing a new, imprisonable offence, or by failing to comply with another term or condition of the CCO.

Reoffending by children and young people in Victoria

This report examines factors associated with reoffending for the 5,385 children and young people sentenced in the Victorian Children’s Court in the financial year 2008–09. The Council examined the group’s offending over an 11-year period from 1 July 2004 to 30 June 2015 inclusive.

Parole and sentencing: research report

This report examines trends in setting non-parole periods for imprisonment sentences over the five years ending 30 June 2015. The report considers how the courts’ use of non-parole periods changed between 2010–11 and 2014–15 and the factors that influenced the length of non-parole periods imposed...