Sentencing

Mr Armin Alimardani1 1University Of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia In the contemporary scholarly neurolaw literature, neuroscientific evidence is frequently characterized as conceptually at odds with the core features of the criminal law. This makes it seem as if the...
  • August 22, 2018
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Mr Geoff Fisher1, Ms Cynthia Marwood1 1Sentencing Advisory Council, Melbourne, Australia, In 2015, the Corrections Act 1986 (Vic) was amended to require the Sentencing Advisory Council to report annually on the number of people convicted of a ‘serious offence’ that...
  • August 21, 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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Mr Mark Hamilton1 1University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia The majority of environmental crime is committed by corporations in breach of an approval (either a license or development consent) to interact with the environment. Traditionally, the courts have dealt...
  • August 21, 2018
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Martín Aragón1 1Universidad De Cádiz, Jerez De La Frontera, Spain By the Constitutional Law 1/2015, the Spanish Criminal Code was amended to introduce a new sentencing under the name “revisable permanent prison”, which basically allow parole ineligibility periods and abolish...
  • July 26, 2018
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Nessa Lynch1 1Victoria University Of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand The Sentencing and Parole Reform Act 2010 introduced a tiered ‘three strikes’ sentencing law to New Zealand. While not as harsh as its Californian cousin, repeat violent offenders now face determinate...
  • July 26, 2018
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Jennifer Quaid1 1Civil Law Section, Faculty of Law, University Of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada Sentencing has an outsized role in setting the tone of enforcement against organizational/corporate offenders because nearly all such cases are settled with a guilty plea. When Canada...
  • July 26, 2018
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Mir Masood Farzaneh1 1University, Karaj, Iran The goals of restorative justice in encountering offenders are, returning to the society with a feeling of embarrassment and accepting the responsibilities of his/her crimes. Although, avoiding reoccurrence of crime in future and healing...
  • July 9, 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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