Mackenzie, Geraldine (2003) The art of balancing: Queensland judges and the sentencing process. Alternative Law Journal, 28 (6). pp. 288-291. ISSN 1037-969X
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It is almost trite to say that sentencing offenders is difficult and complex. Yet of all of the judicial functions undertaken by the courts, it is sentencing which has become an almost thankless task, with the judiciary singled out for frequent negative criticism by the media. What judges think about sentencing and how they go about it is not normally known, as judges are not in the position where they can give interviews, or further explain their decisions. This article gives an overview of an interview-based study of 31 judges of the Supreme and District Courts in Queensland that sheds light on how judges sentence offenders.
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|Uncontrolled Keywords:||sentencing, Australian legal practice, court practice, judges, Queensland Supreme Court, Queensland District Court|
|Fields of Research (FOR2008):||18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180120 Legal Institutions (incl. Courts and Justice Systems)|
|Subjects:||390000 Law, Justice and Law Enforcement > 390400 Law Enforcement > 390402 Evidence and Procedure|
390000 Law, Justice and Law Enforcement > 390200 Professional Development of Law Practitioners > 390202 Adjudication
|Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008):||C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940406 Legal Processes|
|Deposited On:||24 May 2009 22:49|
|Last Modified:||16 Mar 2010 21:19|
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