Recent Sentencing Decisions

The Council provides analyses of select, important sentencing decisions from Victorian courts.

Victorian Court of Appeal Rules on Seriousness of Statutory Murder versus Common Law Murder
Statutory murder is no longer inherently less serious than common law murder in Victoria.

How Does Imprisonment Combined with a Community Correction Order Compare with Imprisonment Only?
The Court of Appeal has decided an approach to assessing the severity of combined imprisonment and CCO sentences.

First Baseline Sentence: Sentencing and Summary of Key Points
On 30 July 2015, the Supreme Court of Victoria handed down the first baseline sentence.