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Sentencing in Australia Third Edition is the most up-to-date explanation of sentencing law and practice across Australia. Now published annually, Mirko Bagaric’s and Richard Edney’s landmark work is fast becoming the preferred book on the subject.
Sentencing matters consume most court of appeal work and this title provides a thorough, coherent and much-needed treatment of this complex subject, which involves a wide range of interacting factors.
The Third Edition examines and evaluates a plethora of changes to the sentencing landscape over the past year, including High Court and other superior court decisions, and important legislative changes.
It includes judicial analysis of the implications for defence lawyers and prosecutors of the High Court decision in Barbaro v The Queen and alerts readers to a dramatic increase in incarceration numbers throughout Australia. Bagaric and Edney examine the underlying reasons for this increase and possible solutions.
The Third Edition analyses new developments that update the law in relation to:
On the basis of its currency, national scope and authoritative content, Sentencing in Australia Third Edition is the logical choice in each Australian jurisdiction, for practitioners and law students alike.