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Examination tip – Sentencing Advisory Council Report

Sentencing in Victoria has had a dramatic change according to the Sentencing Advisory Council Report. This is a dramatic departure from what we have seen in the past. Bail is becoming harder to get for serious crimes and prisons (Remand Centres) are holding accused offenders for longer periods.

Please check these resources. Understand the way the law is heading . Synthesise sentencing trends in Victoria and have an opinion on the way the law is heading. Clarke County Correctional Facility in Las Vegas had some excellent case studies completed in this area of the law that was made into a DVD series by National Geographic.

Links

https://www.sentencingcouncil.vic.gov.au/publications/time-served-prison-sentences-victoria

Publications

Time_Served_Prison_Sentences_in_Victoria

Time_Served_Prison_Sentences_in_Victoria_Factsheet

  • Its an exciting start to the year as we unpack the new 2018 VCAA study design in Legal Studies. There was a lot of work done last year as teachers prepared to tackle the new courses. I wish all candidates good luck in their studies this year. I will be making regular updates and including resources as we commence term one. Attached are 2 web based activities I have created for outcome one in Units 3 and 4. WEBQUEST UNIT 3 OUTCOME ONEv2 WEBQUEST UNIT 1 OUTCOME ONEv2 Bsrt wishes Peter Hughes (The Mallee 2018)