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1. Conference and Research Papers

A selection of papers on federal sentencing from past NJCA sentencing conferences:

Consistency in Sentencing for Federal Offenders:
Justice Peter Johnson, Supreme Court NSW

The Labyrinthine Nature of Federal Sentencing:
Justice Mark Weinberg, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Victoria

The quest for sentencing consistency in the Federal System:
Ms Wendy Kukulies Smith, Lecturer, ANU College of Law ACT

Variations in Federal Sentencing:
Mr David Adsett (Deputy Director (QLD)) and Mr Mark Pedley (Deputy Director (VIC)) Office of the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions)

For additional conference papers from NJCA sentencing conferences see the main NJCA site. The NJCA has held the following sentencing conferences:

Sentencing: New Challenges (February 2018)

Current Issues in Sentencing (February 2016)

Sentencing from Theory to Practice Conference (February 2014)

Federal Crime and Sentencing Conference (February 2012)

Sentencing 2010 Conference (February 2010)

Sentencing Conference (February 2008)

Sentencing Conference (February 2006)

2. Law Reform Reports

Independent National Security Legislation Monitor, Report to the Prime Minister: The prosecution and sentencing of children for terrorism (INSLM Report 5, 2018)

Australian Law Reform Commission, Same Crime, Same Time: Sentencing of Federal Offenders (ALRC Report 103, 2006)

Australian Law Reform Commission, Sentencing (ALRC Report 44, 1988)

3. Federal Sentencing Guidelines

Federal Sentencing in Victoria (January 2017)

Sentencing of Federal Offences in Australia – A Guide for Practitioners (June 2018)

4. General Resources on Sentencing

4.1 Books

Andrew Ashworth, Sentencing and Criminal Justice (Cambridge University Press, 5th ed., 2010)

Arie Freiberg and Karen Gelb (eds.), Penal populism, sentencing councils and sentencing policy, (Hawkins Press & Willan Publishing, 2008)

Arie Freiberg, Fox & Freiberg’s Sentencing: State and Federal Law in Victoria (Thomson Reuters, 3rd ed, 2014)

Geraldine Mackenzie, Nigel Stobbs, Jodie O’Leary, Principles of Sentencing (Federation Press, 2010)

Melissa Bull, Punishment and Sentencing: Risk, Rehabilitation and Restitution (Oxford University Press, 2010)

Mirko Bagaric and Richard Edney, Sentencing in Australia (Thomson Reuters, 6th edition, 2018)

Richard Edney and Mirko Bagaric, Australian Sentencing: Principles and Practices (Cambridge University Press, 2007)

Stephen J Odgers, Sentence (Longueville, 2nd ed, 2013)

Troy Anderson, Commonwealth Criminal Law (Federation Press, 2018)

4.2 Web Resources

Sentencing Information on State Offences – New South WalesQueensland VictoriaTasmania

Australian Institute of Criminology – Sentencing Resources

NSW Sentencing Benchbook – Sentencing Commonwealth Offenders December 2012

Victorian Sentencing Advisory Council

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