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Sentencing robbers in New South Wales

Principles, Policy and Practice

Ivan Potas
ISBN 0 642 14487 7
April, 1990

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Abstract

Sentencing is a vitally important part of the administration of criminal justice in Australia. This work is a detailed analysis of the sentencing decisions of the New South Wales Court of Criminal Appeal between 1978 and 1989. It views robbery and armed robbery decisions coming to the notice of the Court and provides statistical data and other information. It is designed to assist those with the task of deciding sentence, or with the task of advising those at the receiving end of sentence what their penalty may be.