Sentencing

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Mackenzie, Geraldine. 2005. "Sentencing." Hodge, Michael and Oosthuisen, Desire (ed.) The Queensland law handbook, 8th ed.. Brisbane, Australia. Caxton Legal Centre Inc.. pp. 643-653
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Sentencing

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
Book TitleThe Queensland law handbook, 8th ed.
Authors
AuthorMackenzie, Geraldine
EditorsHodge, Michael and Oosthuisen, Desire
Page Range643-653
Number of Pages11
Year2005
PublisherCaxton Legal Centre Inc.
Place of PublicationBrisbane, Australia
ISBN0958709041
Web Address (URL)http://www.caxton.org.au/publications.html
Abstract

Queensland's Criminal Code and other Acts set out the punishments which can be imposed for particular offences.

The Penalties and Sentences Act 1992(Qld)(PSA)provides sentencing guidelines and a wide range of sentencing options for judges and magistrates dealing with adult offenders. The Juvenile Justice Act 1992 (Qld) provides sentencing guidelines and options for the sentencing of juvenile offenders (offenders younger than 17). The Crimes Act 1914 (Cth) and other Commonwealth legislation provide for the sentencing of offenders convicted of Commonwealth offences (in particular ss16A - 20 Crimes Act).
This section will only discuss the current sentencing options available to the courts under the Penalties and Sentences Act, under which the majority of sentences are imposed.

Keywordssentencing; Penalties and Sentences Act 1992 (Qld)
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020480505. Legal practice, lawyering and the legal profession
440203. Courts and sentencing
480410. Legal theory, jurisprudence and legal interpretation
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