Education & resources

We are committed to increasing the community’s understanding about the sentencing process in Queensland.

These free resources aim to bring the sentencing process to life with real-world case studies, facts and figures, and expert insight into the criminal justice system.


Queensland Sentencing Guide

Our Queensland Sentencing Guide is a free resource that explains how Queensland courts sentence adults found guilty of an offence. It also includes a glossary of sentencing terms.

Download it now

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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 sentences to give?

Hear the court case. Decide the sentence.

Judge for Yourself.


Sentencing Matters podcast

This podcast series informs, engages and advises on sentencing issues in Queensland, nationally and internationally.

Listen to the podcast


Presentation recordings

To help Queenslanders better understand sentencing, we run a variety of live web stream and face-to-face presentations. This page lists recordings of presentations we’ve held previously.

View our presentations


Teaching resources

We've put together a range of sentencing resources aimed at high school and university students.

Check out our resources