Australia or jail - which was worse? - British criminals convicted at the Old Bailey in the 18th & 19th Centuries were either jailed, transported to #Australia or hanged. Researchers are now examining whether #jail or #transportation was more effective at preventing #reoffending | BBC News

Australia or jail - which was worse?

The forbidding form of the beached convict ship HMS "Discovery" at Deptford

Ronald Joseph Ryan (21 February 1925 – 3 February 1967) was the last person to be legally executed in Australia. Ryan was found guilty of shooting and killing prison officer George Hodson during an escape from Pentridge Prison, Victoria in 1965. Ryan's hanging was met with some of the largest public protests in the history of Australia and led to the end of executions in the country. The death penalty was abolished in Australia in 1985. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Ryan

Last person executed in Australia.

Sentencing criminals: how Australia's states and territories compare - Victoria has recently legislated to increase the average sentence handed down for serious crimes, so how do the states and territories differ in how they punish those they convict? | Guardian DataBlog

Sentencing criminals: how Australia's states and territories compare

Sentencing criminals: how Australia's states and territories compare - Victoria has recently legislated to increase the average sentence handed down for serious crimes, so how do the states and territories differ in how they punish those they convict?

How does a judge determine an appropriate sentence?

The world game in Australia when we started playing soccer our greatest moments and the reason it isn't our .

Sentences, Eagle, Au, Frases, Eagles

Sentencing Guidance Best Provided by the Courts

Life on the inside: how solitary confinement affects mental health - VIDEO: What does five years in solitary confinement do to a person? What does five years in #solitary confinement do to a person? Gain an insight into life alone in the dark. | ABC TV News

How solitary confinement affects inmates' mental health

Life on the inside: how solitary confinement affects mental health - VIDEO: What does five years in solitary confinement do to a person? What does five years in confinement do to a person? Gain an insight into life alone in the dark.

The story of Ronald Ryan, the last man #hanged in Australia | Daily Telegraph #deathpenalty

RONALD Ryan was the last man to be hanged in Australia but while life was difficult for him he did not turn to crime until a relatively mature age.

The psychology of sentencing

The psychology of sentencing

Sentencing Advisory Council report on the imposition  enforcement of court #fines and infringement penalties in Victoria - presents comprehensive data on the imposition and enforcement of court fines and infringement penalties- finds that the current system of fines is fragmented, creating avoidable obstacles to both payment and enforcement  | Sentencing Advisory Council

Sentencing Advisory Council report on the imposition enforcement of court #fines and infringement penalties in Victoria - presents comprehensive data on the imposition and enforcement of court fines and infringement penalties- finds that the current system of fines is fragmented, creating avoidable obstacles to both payment and enforcement | Sentencing Advisory Council

2450 days in #prison for a #murder he didn't commit - Jensen wrongly spent almost seven years in #jail for the #murder of his father. He's still fighting for #justice. Here is his story...  | The Age

Circumstantial evidence: Douglas Jensen is taken to court by police, charged with his father's murder.

What is like to work as a Community Corrections Officer? | Department of Justice, Corrections Victoria

Department of Justice, Corrections Victoria - Male Community Corrections Officer

Design by Jade Cho. Image produced as part of a 2016 partnership between the Sentencing Advisory Council and the Master of Communication Design program in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University.

Design by Jade Cho. Image produced as part of a 2016 partnership between the Sentencing Advisory Council and the Master of Communication Design program in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University.

Research suggests that when presented with the same information, members of the public are actually more likely to be lenient to offenders than judges.

Jurors would give softer sentences than judges, study finds

Research suggests that when presented with the same information, members of the public are actually more likely to be lenient to offenders than judges.

Research report into sentencing for child sexual abuse in institutional contexts released

The Royal Commission has released a report that examines sentencing law and practice in Australia as it relates to institutional child sexual abuse.

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