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October 2017

16 October 2017

Courts agree on need to increase sentencing for incest, but disagree about how

What does the High Court’s recent ruling on the sentencing of an incest case in Victoria actually mean?

September 2017

26 September 2017

Report Examines Rise in Secondary Offences in Victoria

The number of secondary offences sentenced in Victoria has increased 160% in five years.

August 2017

1 August 2017

Online Sentencing Database Updated with New Statistics and Improved Interface

The Council has updated its online sentencing statistics database.

July 2017

18 July 2017

One-Third of Offenders Contravene Their Community Correction Order by Further Offending

Offenders who breach a community correction order by further offending often offend shortly after the order is imposed.

12 July 2017

Consultation to Start on a Victorian Sentencing Guidelines Council

The Attorney-General has asked the Council to consult and advise on the creation of a Victorian sentencing guidelines council.

6 July 2017

New Brochures Explain Sentencing in the Children’s Court

Find out what happens when children are sentenced in the Children’s Court.

May 2017

31 May 2017

New Sentencing Snapshots for Six Sex Offences

Offences in this release include rape, indecent assault and persistent sexual abuse of a child under 16.

18 May 2017

Youth Crime, Youth Justice: An Expert Panel’s View

Our Law Week event for 2017 looked at the dynamics at play in sentencing a young offender.

April 2017

27 April 2017

New Sentencing Snapshots for Homicide, Property and Deception Offences

Offences in our latest release of Snapshots include murder, manslaughter and culpable driving causing death.