Research Monograph 33 – The impact of the standard non-parole period sentencing scheme on sentencing patterns in NSW

Research Monograph 33 Cover - The Impact of the standard non-parole period sentencing scheme on sentencing patterns in New South Wales

Paperback, 80 pp, May 2010, ISBN 9780731356256
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This study investigates whether, since the introduction of standard non-parole periods in February 2003, the use of full-time imprisonment has increased, the lengths of non-parole periods and head sentences have increased, and greater consistency in sentencing has been achieved.The study also examines appeal results for standard non-parole period offences. The findings of this study confirm that the statutory scheme has generally resulted in a greater uniformity of, and consistency in, sentencing outcomes. It also confirms claims that there would be an increase in the severity of penalties imposed and the duration of sentences of full-time imprisonment.