Finding useful, interesting and up-to-date resources for your students can be hard.
We've put together a range of sentencing resources aimed at high school and university students.
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- Sentencing Spotlight on trafficking in dangerous drugs - Resource 1 (investigative) [PDF 227KB]
- Sentencing Spotlight on trafficking in dangerous drugs - Resource 2 (data analysis) [PDF 221KB]
These posters provide infographics for sentencing trends on the following offences:
- Breach of bail offences [PDF 75KB]
- Child exploitation materials [PDF 80KB]
- Manslaughter [PDF 74KB]
- Murder [PDF 73KB]
- Possession of dangerous drugs [PDF 71KB]
- Trafficking in dangerous drugs [PDF 83KB]
Judge for Yourself
Every week in Queensland, our courts sentence people who have broken the law. But have you ever wondered how judges and magistrates decide what sentence to give?
This interactive program provides you with the opportunity to walk in the judge's shoes and 'sentence' an offender.
Hear the court case. Decide the sentence Judge for Yourself.
The Sentencing Matters podcasts offer an in-depth explanation of different aspects of sentencing, in Queensland, Australian and internationally.
- What is sentencing? - Griffith Criminology Institute researcher Rebecca Wallis
- Evidence-based sentencing - former California Supreme Court Judge Peggy Hora
- The role of sentencing advisory councils in policy debate and development - Victorian and Tasmanian Sentencing Advisory Council chair Emeritus Professor Arie Freiberg
- Re-thinking imprisonment: the role of evidence in penal reform - Professor Todd Clear of Rutgers University, USA
- Evaluating the Gold Coast’s Domestic and Family Violence Specialist Court trial - Criminology and Criminal Justice
- Keeping kids safe online - with Sonya Ryan, founder of the Carly Ryan Foundation
- Preventing pathways to the youth justice system - Cheryl Leavy, Deputy Commissioner, Queensland Family and Child Commission
- Measuring public opinion on sentencing - Governor of Tasmania Professor Kate Warner AC
The Sentencing Spotlights present data on sentencing outcomes for offences finalised in Queensland Courts.
- Breach of bail offences
- Child exploitation materials
- Possession of dangerous drugs
- Trafficking in dangerous drugs
Sentencing Seminar recordings
These seminar recordings - with transcripts - provide insight into sentencing issues of the day.
- Evidence-based sentencing
- Shaping the sentencing agenda - The role of sentencing advisory councils in policy debate and development
- What happened with Jake? Understanding why young people offend - can we build better responses?
- Soft on crime? How sentencing can better reflect community values