Our research overview summarises studies of public opinion and sentencing in Australia.
This fact sheet summarises judges' and jurors' views on sentencing factors, based on the Victorian Jury Sentencing Study.
The Council has produced a two-page factsheet outlining key findings from the Victorian Jury Sentencing Study.
User data from the Council's online educational tool provide insights into community attitudes to offence severity.
Council's Community Attitudes to Offence Seriousness considers the results of community panels conducted throughout Victoria gauging participants' judgments of offence seriousness.
Predictors of Confidence: Community Views in Victoria presents evidence about the predictors of confidence in the courts and sentencing in a random sample of 1,200 Victorians.
In Purposes of Sentencing: Community Views in Victoria, the Council considers survey data on public attitudes towards the main purposes of sentencing.
Predictors of Punitiveness considers survey data on public attitudes towards punitiveness among members of the Victorian community.
Alternatives to Imprisonment: Community Views in Victoria is the first in a series of reports that considers survey data on public attitudes towards sentencing in Victoria.
In Measuring Public Opinion about Sentencing, the Sentencing Advisory Council considers some of the methodological issues associated with gauging public opinion on sentencing.