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Is Victoria's sentencing regime really more lenient?

  • Written by Lorana Bartels, Associate Professor and Head, School of Law and Justice, University of Canberra
imageFor all offences in the higher courts, the proportion of Victorians sent to prison is actually higher than the national average.AAP/Paul Miller

A recent High Court decision surrounding the adequacy of a sentence handed down in an incest case has sparked debate over whether Victoria’s sentencing regime is too lenient.

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