Complexities of Crime and Punishment

29 March 2010

Dr Arlie Loughnan says the complexity of the sentencing regime in New South Wales could help explain why some judges are having sentencing appeals granted to both manifest excessiveness and leniency.

A recent analysis by the Sydney Morning Herald revealed the messages some judges are trying to send about the sentencing regime in New South Wales.

However, Dr Loughan asserts, "To me, the story of sentencing complexity is both more significant and more compelling then the story of 'rogue judges'."

View the entire article - Complexities of crime and punishment - Sydney Morning Herald

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