The Sentencing Advisory Council today has released a report examining the 640% increase in Victorian courts’ use of time served prison sentences – sentences of imprisonment equal to the time the offender has already spent on remand – over the past seven years.
The Sentencing Advisory Council today released a review of scientific evidence and current law on the sentencing of young adults in Victoria, along with options that could be used to supplement current approaches to sentencing this age group.
Review Finds Courts Must Increasingly Decide How an Offender’s Likely Deportation Affects Sentencing
The Sentencing Advisory Council today released a report examining how Victorian courts are considering the likely deportation of offenders as a factor in sentencing.
The Sentencing Advisory Council will deliver free public You be the Judge sessions in Northeast Victoria in late October 2019.
Children Involved in Victoria’s Child Protection System Are Substantially Over-Represented in the Youth Justice System, Report Finds
The Sentencing Advisory Council today released a report showing that nearly 40% of children sentenced or diverted in the Children’s Court of Victoria in 2016 and 2017 had been the subject of at least one report to the Victorian child protection service.
Australia’s foremost expert on sentencing law, Emeritus Professor Arie Freiberg AM, will deliver a free public presentation on sentencing on Saturday 18 May 2019 as part of Law Week.
A report released today by the Sentencing Advisory Council reveals that larger numbers of firearms offences are being sentenced in Victorian courts, and the courts’ are increasingly using imprisonment in sentencing these offences.
The Sentencing Advisory Council has today released a comprehensive review of sentencing for animal cruelty offences in Victoria.
Only 1.6% of People Serving a Community Correction Order Were Sentenced in 2017–18 for Committing a Serious Offence
In 2017–18, 632 people were sentenced for committing 912 serious offences while serving a CCO, new findings show.
A report released today recommends improvements to the system for enforcing restitution and compensation orders against offenders.