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Sentencing Trends No 16 — An Overview of Sentence and Conviction Appeals in the...

An Overview of Sentence and Conviction Appeals in the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal by Jennifer Hickey Research Officer Introduction The right of appeal is a fundamental part of...

Sentencing Trends No 15 — Driving Causing Death: Section 52A of the Crimes Act...

Driving Causing Death: Section 52A of the Crimes Act 1900 by David Ash Research Officer Ivan Potas Research Director Introduction With the introduction of the Crimes (Dangerous Driving Offences)...

Sentencing Trends No 14 — Sentencing Deception Offenders Part 2 – Higher Courts

Sentencing Deception Offenders Part 2 - Higher Courts by Patricia Gallagher Senior Research Officer Introduction This paper is the second part of a study focussing on sentencing of deception offenders....

Sentencing Trends No 13 — Sentencing Deception Offenders Part 1 – Local Courts

Sentencing Deception Offenders Part 1 - Local Courts by Patricia Gallagher Senior Research Officer Introduction There is a perception in the community that offences involving deception are on the increase....

Sentencing Trends No 12 — The Use of Recognizances

The Use of Recognizances by Ian MacKinnell Senior Project Officer Introduction The purpose of this paper is to examine recognizances imposed as criminal sanctions in New South Wales. Such...

Sentencing Trends No 11 — Sentenced to the Rising of the Court

"Sentenced to the Rising of the Court" by Ian MacKinnell Project Officer Introduction The sentencing of an offender "to the rising of the court" (hereafter referred to as ROC)...

Sentencing Trends No 10 — Sentencing Drink-Driving Offenders

Sentencing Drink-Driving Offenders by Ian MacKinnell Senior Project Officer Introduction The most common drink-driving offences in New South Wales are three "prescribed concentration of alcohol" (PCA) offences created by...

Sentencing Trends No 9 — Common Offences in the Children’s Court

COMMON OFFENCES IN THE CHILDREN'S COURT by Ian MacKinnell Senior Project Officer (Juvenile Sentencing) Introduction This paper is the third in a series that examines sentencing patterns for the...

Sentencing Trends No 8 — From Murder to Manslaughter: Partial defences in New South...

Hugh Donnelly Research Officer Stephen Cumines Principal Research Officer Introduction The partial defence of diminished responsibility was introduced in NSW in 1974, modelled on s 2 of the English...

Sentencing Trends No 7 — Sentencing Homicide: The effect of legislative changes on the...

Donna Spears Research Director Ian MacKinnell Senior Research Officer Introduction As part of a wider project on homicide offences in New South Wales in the 1990’s, the Judicial Commission has...