Research

We advise the Attorney-General on sentencing matters, when requested.

This research involves reviewing matters about sentencing, consultation with key stakeholders and the general public to obtain their views on the issue, and publishing a final report.

Classification of child exploitation materials for sentencing purposes

We were asked by the Attorney-General Yvette D'Ath in November 2016 to review the classification of child exploitation materials for sentencing purposes.

This review is now finished. The Council made 16 recommendations in response to the terms of reference provided by the Attorney-General.

View the final report - July 2017

Sentencing Spotlight

The Sentencing Spotlight series summarises the sentencing outcomes of matters finalised in Queensland courts, incorporating a statistical analysis of sentencing outcomes according to offence categories and demographic indicators over time.

They provide an overview of sentences being received by offenders for certain offence categories to support your understanding of the sentencing process including details on what the offence is, offender characteristics, types of sentences received and how offenders plea.

View the Sentencing Spotlight series