Informing sentencing practice and policy

Dr Eugene Schofield-Georgeson1 1University Of Technology Sydney (UTS), Broadway, Australia There is a scant existing literature on the efficacy of the right to silence (privilege against self-incrimination) in securing successful prosecutions in Australia and comparable jurisdictions. Existing research has downplayed...
  • August 22, 2018
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Ms Anusha Kenny1, Ms Megan Styles, Mr Dennis Byles 1Sentencing Advisory Council, Melbourne, Australia In 2017, the Victorian Sentencing Advisory Council received terms of reference asking whether restitution and compensation orders made as orders in addition to sentence for the...
  • August 21, 2018
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Arie Freiberg1 1Monash University, Malvern East, Australia This presentation will examine the recent history of suspended sentence In Australia with particular emphasis on reforms in Victoria and Tasmania. It will outline the criticisms made of suspended sentences, namely that they...
  • July 9, 2018
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Marilyn McMahon1 1Deakin University, Burwood, Australia Holding those charged with criminal offences in custody prior to trial has traditionally been subject to considerable restrictions. Bail has functioned as the key site that protects citizens from unjustified detention. However, recent statutory...
  • July 9, 2018
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