The Sentencing Advisory Council has released a report today on the sentencing of offenders aged 18 to 25.
The report reviews scientific evidence and current law on sentencing for young adults in Victoria. It analyses sentencing trends and considers options that could be used to supplement current approaches to sentencing this age group.
The report also reviews research into how aspects of the psychological development of young adults can contribute to offending. The report notes the limited specialist sentencing options for young adults in Victoria, and canvasses more tailored criminal justice responses for this age group.
Rethinking Sentencing for Young Adult Offenders and a two-page factsheet are available for download from our website.