One of the key roles of the Victorian Court of Appeal is to review sentences on appeal from the County and Supreme Courts (the higher courts) and correct any errors identified in the sentencing process.
In its second statistical report on sentence appeals in Victoria, the Council identifies all cases originally sentenced in the County Court and the Supreme Court between 1 July 2013 and 30 June 2014 and describes the outcomes for those cases in which the sentence was appealed and finalised between 1 July 2013 and 31 July 2016.
The purpose of the second statistical report is to determine any changes to sentence appeals in Victoria since the Council’s first statistical report on sentence appeals, published in 2012.
A factsheet is also available, showing the key findings of the second statistical report.
Authored and published by the Sentencing Advisory Council
© State of Victoria, Sentencing Advisory Council, 2018