Mackenzie, Geraldine (2005) Sentencing. In: The Queensland law handbook, 8th ed. Caxton Legal Centre Inc., Brisbane, Australia, pp. 643-653. ISBN 0-9587090-4-1


Queensland's 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 (Qld) provides sentencing guidelines and options for the sentencing of juvenile offenders (offenders younger than 17). The Crimes Act 1914 (Cth) 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 Penalties and Sentences Act, under which the majority of sentences are imposed.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Law (Up to 31 Mar 2007)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Law (Up to 31 Mar 2007)
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Uncontrolled Keywords: sentencing; Penalties and Sentences Act 1992 (Qld)
Fields of Research (2008): 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180121 Legal Practice, Lawyering and the Legal Profession
16 Studies in Human Society > 1602 Criminology > 160203 Courts and Sentencing
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Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940406 Legal Processes

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