Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Lorana Bartels (University of Canberra - School of Law and Justice) has posted Sentencing Statistics, Sentencing Councils and the Quest for Data in the Australian Capital Territory (In P Easteal (ed) Justice Connections (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013) pp 60-84) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
This chapter examines the collection and dissemination of sentencing data in Australia, with particular emphasis on the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). It considers recent developments in the ACT, including the proposed development of a sentencing database and recent sentencing policy initiatives. The availability of public sentencing data and the role of sentencing councils in promoting public awareness and understanding of sentencing around Australia are also considered.