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Latest News

Aug 11

Most people sentenced in the higher courts of Victoria plead guilty.

Jul 30

The Supreme Court has handed down the first sentence under Victoria’s baseline sentencing scheme.

Latest Publications

Guilty Pleas in the Higher Courts: Rates, Timing, and Discounts

This report analyses the effect of guilty pleas on sentences in the higher courts of Victoria.

Major Driving Offences: Current Sentencing Practices

This report examines current sentencing practices for four major driving offences.

Baseline Sentencing

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Baseline Median Data

Updated data on baseline median offences is now available.

You be the Judge

Lady Justice

You be the Judge

An important part of the Council's work involves educating the community about sentencing.