Welcome to Sentencing Advisory Council

Latest News

Dec 18

The Council has released a new guide to the sentencing schemes now in operation in Victoria.

Dec 13

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

Latest Publications

Guide to Sentencing Schemes in Victoria

The Guide to Sentencing Schemes in Victoria is designed to assist criminal justice stakeholders and the broader community in understanding when a particular sentencing scheme applies to an offence.

Public Opinion About Sentencing: A Research Overview

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

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.