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‘Crossover kids’: vulnerable children in the youth justice system

This is the third and final report in the Council’s series on ‘crossover kids’: sentenced and diverted children known to the Victorian Child Protection Service. The series studied 5,063 children sentenced or diverted in the Children’s Court and identified those who were known to child...
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‘Crossover kids’: vulnerable children in the youth justice system

The Sentencing Advisory Council has released this second report on ‘crossover kids’, children who have had contact with both the child protection system and the youth justice system. The report finds that the vast majority of children were known to child protection before they committed...
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‘Crossover kids’: vulnerable children in the youth justice system

This is the first of two reports by the Sentencing Advisory Council looking at the child protection backgrounds of children who received a sentence or diversion in the Victorian Children’s Court in 2016 or 2017. The project aims to explore the pathways that lead children...
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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.
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Guilty pleas in the higher courts: rates, timing, and discounts

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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Contravention of family violence intervention orders and safety notices: prior offences and reoffending

This study finds that people who breach family violence intervention orders are more likely to reoffend than the general criminal population.
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Provocation in sentencing

This paper is intended as an examination of some of the sentencing policy issues and principles raised by the abolition of the partial defence of provocation in light of the VLRC Homicide Report. Although the authors' main focus is on considering provocation in sentencing offenders...
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Provocation in sentencing (second edition)

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 to...