Sentencing

Audio

12 Oct 2017
6

The High Court of Australia has ruled that current sentencing practices are one factor to be considered in a judge's decision making, but not the controlling factor.

Report

12 Oct 2017
344

This resource compares re-offending rates in NSW between those who received an intensive correction order (ICO) and those who received short prison sentence (less than two years).

Report

26 Sep 2017
84

This report presents statistics on the number of secondary offences throughout the data period (2011–12 and 2015–16) and sentencing outcomes for those offences.

Report

20 Jul 2017
151

Reviews the classification of child exploitation material for sentencing purposes to determine whether any improvements can be made.

Report

18 Jul 2017
212

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.

Report

Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 532
2 Jun 2017
215

This study supports previous findings that diversion for minor cannabis offences can save money and lead to better social consequences.

Discussion paper

17 May 2017
341

This issues paper considers a new approach to the problem of repeat drink driving through the introduction of a specialist, problem-solving court.

Report

26 Apr 2017
68

The Tasmanian Attorney-General, Vanessa Goodwin, asked the Sentencing Advisory Council to examine and provide a report on sentences imposed by the Tasmanian courts in cases where a person is seriously injured or killed as a result of a motor vehicle crash, and to provide advice...

Report

8 Feb 2017
84

A community correction order (CCO) is a sentence imposed by a court that allows offenders to complete their sentences in a community setting. Offenders on CCOs may have to comply with specific conditions imposed by the courts, such as mandatory drug or alcohol treatment, and...

Report

21 Jul 2016
329

Domestic violence is typically characterised by a wide range of controlling behaviours. An offence committed in the context of domestic violence is usually part of a larger picture of repeated and multifaceted physical, mental and emotional abuse in which the perpetrator uses tactics aimed at...

Report

21 Jul 2016
53

The data in this report are extracted from the Corrective Services NSW (CSNSW) Offender Integrated Management System (OIMS) and the Juvenile Justice NSW (JJNSW) Client Information Management System (CIMS).

The adult custody population figures include only those persons held in gazetted correctional centres managed...

Report

20 Jul 2016
135

This report updates select data from the Sentencing Advisory Council’s 2012 report Sentencing Children and Young People in Victoria.

Specifically, it focuses on offenders aged under 18 at the time of offending (and under 19 at the time of commencement of proceedings) who were...

Briefing paper

5 May 2016
763

This paper sets out the recent history of firearms offences, including the origins of the Firearms Act 1996 (NSW) in the aftermath of the Port Arthur massacre. It then outlines the distinction between non-strictly indictable and strictly indictable firearms offences, and considers the significance of...

Guide

16 Feb 2015
103

Outlines how Victorian courts (judges and magistrates) decide which sentence to impose on offenders. When sentencing offenders, a court decides what consequences offenders will face for what they have done. The focus of this guide is on Victorian courts. While some of what is described...

Report

16 Oct 2014
76

Using both quantitative and qualitative analyses of judges’ sentencing remarks, this paper examines community correction orders imposed by Victorian higher courts in the 18 months to June 2013.

Report

18 Sep 2014
89

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...

Report

30 Aug 2013
18

This report highlights the influence of implicit racial bias and recounts the findings of the current burgeoning scholarship on the role of such bias in the criminal justice system. Sections of this report cover topics, such as: racial disparity in police activity; racial disparity in...

Report

11 Apr 2012
288

Sentencing Children and Young People in Victoria covers the operation, functions, and philosophy of the Criminal Division of the Children’s Court. It presents a statistical profile of offences sentenced in the court, and identifies and analyses changes over a ten-year period (2000 to 2009 inclusive)....

Report

8 Mar 2012
102

This statistical report examines data on the operation of sentence appeals in Victoria.

In particular, the report addresses the absence of data available on sentence appeals brought by offenders and the Crown and on patterns of decision-making in sentence appeal cases heard by the...

Report

1 Sep 2008
37

In this comprehensive guide to analyzing and responding to racial disparities in the criminal justice system, we provide strategies for addressing disparities at each stage of the system, as well as seventeen 'best practices' illustrating practitioner approaches for enhancing fairness.

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