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August 2018

30 August 2018

New Sentencing Snapshots for Incest and Drug Offences

The Council has released new Sentencing Snapshots for incest and five drug offences.

23 August 2018

Victorian Jury Sentencing Study Factsheet Released

Our new factsheet looks at perceptions of lenient sentencing in Victoria.

15 August 2018

New Report Released on Sentence Appeals in Victoria

97% of all sentences imposed in the higher courts in 2013–14 were unchallenged or unchanged on appeal.

June 2018

28 June 2018

New Sentencing Snapshots for Six Violent Offences

Our latest Sentencing Snapshots examine aggravated burglary, armed robbery and cause injury offences.

14 June 2018

Report Published on Trends in Minor Drug Offences Sentenced in the Magistrates' Court

Methylamphetamine (ice) is now the most common drug type involved in minor drug offences, surpassing cannabis in 2016-17.

1 June 2018

Sentencing Information Brochures Updated

Brochures providing brief summaries of sentencing law for different groups of court users have been updated with new legal content.

May 2018

25 May 2018

Report Released on a Sentencing Guidelines Council for Victoria

The Council has released its advice to government on the creation of a sentencing guidelines council in Victoria.

4 May 2018

Report Examines Serious Offending on a Community Correction Order

The Council has released a report on serious offending on community correction orders.

2 May 2018

Victorian Court of Appeal Says Inadequate Sentencing Practices Should Change Immediately, Not Incrementally

The Court of Appeal has confirmed that sentencing for offences with inadequate sentencing practices can increase immediately.