Mackenzie, Geraldine (2007) Sentencing. In: The Queensland law handbook, 9th ed. Caxton Legal Centre Inc., New Farm, Qld, Australia, pp. 696-706. ISBN 978-0-9587090-5-7


[Introduction]: Queensland's Criminal Code Act 1899 (Qld) (the Criminal Code) and other acts set out the punishments
which can be imposed for particular offences.

The Penalties and Sentences Act 1992 (Qld) (PSA) provides sentencing guidelines and a wide range of sentencing options for judges and magistrates dealing with adult offenders. The Juvenile Justice Act 1992 (Old) provides sentencing guidelines and options for the sentencing of juvenile offenders (offenders younger than 17). The Crimes Act 1914 (Cth) (the Crimes Act) and other Commonwealth
legislation provide for the sentencing of offenders convicted of Commonwealth offences (in particular
ss16A-20 Crimes Act).

This section will only discuss the current sentencing options available to the courts under the PSA, under
which the majority of sentences are imposed. Section references in this part refer to the PSA unless
otherwise indicated.

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Depositing User: Mrs Cynthia Douglass
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Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2009 02:51
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2011 23:58
Uncontrolled Keywords: sentencing; Penalties and Sentences Act 1992 (Qld)
Fields of Research (FoR): 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180121 Legal Practice, Lawyering and the Legal Profession

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