Welcome to Sentencing Advisory Council

Latest News

Dec 13

Research into public opinion and sentencing repeatedly finds that informed members of the community are not as punitive as opinion polls suggest.

Dec 04

The Council has released a second fact sheet summarising findings from the Victorian Jury Sentencing Study.

Latest Publications

Public Opinion About Sentencing: A Research Overview

Our research overview summarises studies of public opinion and sentencing in Australia.

Factors Relevant to Sentencing: The Views of Judges and Jurors

This fact sheet summarises judges' and jurors' views on sentencing factors, based on the Victorian Jury Sentencing Study.

Our Work

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Our projects address a wide range of sentencing issues. 

You be the Judge

Lady Justice

You be the Judge

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