Parole and Sentencing

The Council has examined the imposition of non-parole periods in Victoria.

This analysis was prompted by reforms to the parole system and follows:

The Council has investigated two research questions:

  • How did the courts’ use of non-parole periods change between 2010–11 and 2014–15?
  • What factors influenced the length of non-parole periods imposed by the courts between 2010–11 and 2014–15?

The Council released Parole and Sentencing: Research Report in February 2016.