Posts Categorized: Criminal Law

Robbery: When is an Offender “In Company”

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By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim Section 21A of the NSW Crimes (Sentencing Procedures) Act 1999 acts as a checklist of aggravating and mitigating factors which a sentencing court must take into account if they are “relevant and known to the court.” Mitigating factors – which can lead to a reduced penalty – include whether the… Read more »

Should a Bad Upbringing Lead to a Reduced Sentence?

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Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are significantly over-represented in the Australian prison system, with incarceration rates that are 14 times higher than non-Indigenous people. The Indigenous imprisonment rate in Australia is the highest in the world. First Nations peoples made up 27 percent of the nation’s adult prison population as of June… Read more »