Transparent and consistent sentencing in the Land and Environment Court of NSW: orders for costs as an aspect of punishment
Paperback, Vol 1, 164 pp; Vol 2, 16 pp, July 2017, ISBN 9780731353679
This study makes extensive use of 15 years of sentencing data from the Land and Environment Court sentencing database. It contains a comprehensive analysis of the offenders and offences dealt with by the court. A particular focus of the study is how orders for costs impact upon the sentencing process. The study suggests a revision of the concepts used for criminal liability for Tier 1 offences under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 (NSW), analyses charging practices and identifies areas where the sentencing process could be improved. Volume 2 of the study comprises comprehensive Cases Tables for pollute waters offences, waste offences and native vegetation offences.
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