Teaching resources

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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You're welcome to download, copy and distribute the resources within your organisation but please do not re-host them on your own website - instead link back to this page to ensure you have the latest version.



These posters provide infographics for sentencing trends on the following offences:

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.

Sentencing Spotlights

The Sentencing Spotlights present data on sentencing outcomes for offences finalised in Queensland Courts.

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

View the recordings