Making sentencing terms easier to understand

Media release

Thursday, 16 April 2020

The Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council has today released the first in a new video series focused on making sentencing terms easier to understand.

Featuring members of the Council’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Panel, the sentencing definition videos provide a simple spoken explanation of commonly used legal terms and a straightforward written definition.

With Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander audiences in mind, the sentencing definition descriptions are short and easy to watch and will be a handy resource for Queenslanders either going through or interested in the sentencing process.

The first video explains What is sentencing?, with others in the series to cover What is a Suspended Sentence?, What is Probation?, What is a breach?, What does Curfew mean?, What is an Intensive Correction Order?, What is Bail?, and What is a Community Service Order?.

A new video will be released every two weeks and will be available through the Council’s website, Facebook and Twitter channels.

Media inquiries

Jane Coates
0459 887 077 / (07) 3738 9517