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.

Guide to the sentencing of children in Queensland

This free resource explains how Queensland courts sentence children found guilty of an offence under the Youth Justice Act 1992 (Qld).

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.

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.

Doing Justice Differently

Our video series focuses on informing Queenslanders about the specialist courts and showcases the many ways the court system is working to invest in people to keep communities safe.

Case in Focus

This series summarises points of law and sentencing principles from interesting Queensland appellate court decisions in a simple and user-friendly format.

Sentencing Matters podcast

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

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.

Teaching resources

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