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:
- Justice Ian Callinan’s 2013 Review of the Parole System In Victoria
- the Council’s September 2015 report, Community Correction Orders: Second Monitoring Report (Pre-Guideline Judgment), which found increases in late 2014 in the use of imprisonment sentences combined with a community correction order (CCO).
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.
- Current Projects
- Completed Research by Topic
- Adult Parole
- Baseline Sentences
- Children and Young Offenders
- Community Correction Order Monitoring
- Driving Offences
- Family Violence Contravention Offences
- Family Violence and Reoffending
- Female Offenders
- Gross Violence Offences
- Guilty Pleas in the Higher Courts
- Hatred or Prejudice
- Homicide Sentencing
- Indigenous Offenders
- Major Drug Offences
- Parole and Sentencing
- Preparatory Offences
- Prison Population
- Public Opinion and Sentencing
- Sentence Appeals
- Sentence Indication
- Sentencing Guidance Reference
- Serious Sex Offenders
- Sexual Offences Against Children
- Sexual Penetration with a Child Under 12
- Suspended Sentences