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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.
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Recorded crime statistics show that there were 458,027 offences recorded by Victoria Police in the year to March 2015, up 1.3% compared to the same period last year.
Examines how community-based order conditions were used in the Magistrates’ Court between July 2007 and June 2009 and how offender and offence characteristics differ for offenders who did and did not receive supervision.
This report examines the relationship between conditions...
Executive summary: This report has been prepared to assist the courts and those working in the criminal justice system to understand the operation of baseline medians as set out in the Sentencing Amendment (Baseline Sentences) Act 2014 (Vic) (‘the Act’) and some of the...
People with disabilities are being routinely denied the basic human right of access to justice, this report finds.
About this project
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (the Commission) is an independent statutory body. We have functions under:the...
Summary: The Imposition and Enforcement of Court Fines and Infringement Penalties in Victoria is the Council's response to a government request for advice on aspects of the imposition and enforcement of court fines and infringement penalties.
The report presents comprehensive data on the...
Victoria Police constantly strives to meet the needs and expectations of the Victorian community. As public demands for our services grow and change, Victoria Police must consider how it should adapt over the medium to long term.
Although Victoria Police has...
The Sentencing Advisory Council has released a report that indicates people’s perceptions of crime can predict how confident they are in the courts and the legal system.
Predictors of Confidence: Community Views in Victoria is the fourth paper in a series about findings...
First published in February 2008, the research paper was written in response to the abolition of provocation as a partial defence to murder following the Victorian Law Reform Commission's review of defences to homicide.
The Commission recommended that, rather than raising a partial defence...