Circle sentencing in NSW

Circle Sentencing in New South Wales

Education video, 2009, 75 minutes, also available as a DVD

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Contents

  1. Introduction by His Honour Chief Magistrate Graeme Henson and Aunty Ethel Little, Nowra
  2. Circle sentencing: What it is and how it works
    • ABC footage from Four Corners program “Inside the Circle”
    • Commentary from His Honour Magistrate Doug Dick
  3. Why circle sentencing works
    • The judicial officer’s perspective
    • The offender’s perspective
    • The victim’s perspective
    • The legal representative’s perspective
    • The prosecutor’s perspective
    • The indigenous community’s perspective
  4. Tips and tricks in setting up
    • The judicial officer’s perspective
    • The project officer’s perspective
    • The prosecutor’s perspective
    • The indigenous elder’s perspective
  5. Practical advice and “nuts and bolts”