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Letter to Minister Neville on the Serious Offenders Bill 2018
Letter to Minister Neville on the Serious Offenders Bill 2018

 Lara Freidin 04 Jun 2018

The LIV wrote to Minister Neville outlining its concerns with the human rights implications of post-sentence detention of persons that are already serving sentences for serious violent offences.

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LIV opposes mandatory sentences, judicial officers must retain discretion
LIV opposes mandatory sentences, judicial officers must retain discretion

 LIV Media 22 May 2018

The Law Institute of Victoria opposes mandatory sentences and believes Victoria’s magistrates and judges must retain discretion when it comes to sentencing, adding the “special reasons exception” must be retained for people with serious mental health issues.

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Pesutto on law and order
Pesutto on law and order

 Karin Derkley 15 May 2018

Shadow Attorney General John Pesutto believes there is a "pronounced discordance" between the legal sector and the general public...

 

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Sentencing guidelines need safeguards
Sentencing guidelines need safeguards

 Karin Derkley 24 Apr 2018

Sentencing guidelines should not be allowed to undermine judges' discretion on sentencing decisions, the LIV has warned in a submission to the Sentencing Advisory Council... 

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Banning CCOs will not make community safer
Banning CCOs will not make community safer

 Karin Derkley 18 Apr 2018

Restricting judges from issuing Community Corrections Orders (CCOs) will not improve community safety and will instead set a dangerous precedent of limiting judicial discretion in sentencing critics say...

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Should sentencing include victim compensation?
Should sentencing include victim compensation?

 Karin Derkley 13 Apr 2018

Criminal lawyers are worried that proposed to increase the chances of victims receiving money owed them may further entrench inequality, criminalise poverty and make things worse for victims...

 

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Unsolicited
Unsolicited

 Law Institute Journal 03 Apr 2018

2020 and beyond: The imminent sale of the LIV building at 470 Bourke Street, Melbourne is a significant event in the life of the LIV...

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Spiral of circumstances sends women to prison
Spiral of circumstances sends women to prison

 Karin Derkley 08 Mar 2018

Almost every woman in Victoria’s prisons has a background of poverty, disadvantage and gendered violence, a conference heard this week...

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Follow NT’s lead to raise criminal age
Follow NT’s lead to raise criminal age

 Karin Derkley 06 Mar 2018

State and territory government should stop trapping children in the "quicksand of the criminal justice system" by following the Northern Territory's commitment to raising the age of criminal responsibility...

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Submissions
Submissions

 Law Institute Journal 01 Mar 2018

Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee Inquiry and Sentencing Guidelines Council for Victoria...

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A pragmatic justice
A pragmatic justice

 Andrew Field 01 Feb 2018

A recent Court of Appeal decision confirms that an offender pleading guilty is entitled to a discount to their sentence for the utilitarian benefit of their plea to the community...

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Why mandatory sentencing fails
Why mandatory sentencing fails

 Tania Wolff 01 Feb 2018

Victorians go to the polls in November and it is expected the major political parties will engage voters on law and order issues, in particular sentencing...

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Sentencing guidelines council aims to boost public confidence
Sentencing guidelines council aims to boost public confidence

 Karin Derkley 14 Dec 2017

The state government is hoping a new sentencing guidelines council will boost public confidence in Victoria’s sentencing system...

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Parole system imperfect but risk of harm down
Parole system imperfect but risk of harm down

 Carolyn Ford 22 Nov 2017

Exposure to risk of harm from parolees has been further reduced in Victoria, the Adult Parole Board (APB) says in its 2016-17 annual report...

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Detention fails kids, Royal Commission finds
Detention fails kids, Royal Commission finds

 Karin Derkley 20 Nov 2017

Findings from the Northern Territory youth detention royal commission have implications right across the country, including Victoria where a new youth detention centre is currently in construction, say youth justice advocates...

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