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GENERAL MATERIALS

Sentencing Bench Book

Statistics

Past reviews

Legislation in other States and Territories

SENTENCING COUNCILS

PURPOSES OF SENTENCING

SENTENCING PROCEDURES GENERALLY

General power to reduce penalties

Aggravating, mitigating and other factors in sentencing

Guilty plea to be taken into account

Power to reduce penalties for facilitating the administration of justice or assisting law enforcement authorities

Other matters the court must take into account

Matters to be disregarded

Child protection provisions

Confiscation of assets and forfeiture of proceeds of crime

Local Court may not impose certain penalties if offender is absent

Victim impact statements

Taking further offences into account

Sentencing guidelines

Correction and adjustment of sentences

Charge negotiation

Effect of failure to comply with Act

CUSTODIAL SENTENCES

Penalties of imprisonment

Setting terms of imprisonment

Parole orders

Court's powers on appeal

Multiple sentences of imprisonment

Aggregate sentences of imprisonment

Standard non parole periods

Concurrent and consecutive sentences

Mandatory life sentences

Compulsory drug treatment detention

Home detention

Intensive correction orders

NON-CUSTODIAL ALTERNATIVES

Community service orders

Good behaviour bonds

Dismissal of charges and conditional discharge of offender

Conviction with no other penalty

Deferral of sentencing for rehabilitation, etc

Suspended sentences

FINES

NON-ASSOCIATION AND PLACE RESTRICTION ORDERS

POST SENTENCE PROCEDURE

COMMON LAW

Prerogative of mercy

Sentencing of co-offenders

Objective and subjective factors at common law

Objective matters

Subjective matters

Parity

Totality

INDIGENOUS PEOPLE AND SENTENCING