Contents

 
Expand Victorian Sentencing Manual
Expand Case summaries and legislation updates
 PART A - Sentencing practice
Expand 1 - Introduction
Expand 2 - Sentencing method
Expand 3 - The sentencing hearing
Expand 4 - Sentencing findings
Expand 5 - Imposition of sentence
 PART B - General sentencing principles
Expand 6 - Fundamental principles
Expand 7 - Sentencing purposes
Expand 8 - Offence gravity
Expand 9 - Circumstances of the offence
Collapse 10 - Circumstances of the offender
    10.1 - Introduction to circumstances of the offender
    10.2 - Legal basis
   Expand 10.3 - Character, and past history
   Expand 10.4 - Personal history
   Expand 10.5 - Ethnicity, culture and race
   Expand 10.6 - Gender
   Expand 10.7 - Age of the offender
   Expand 10.8 - Physical health
   Collapse 10.9 - Mental impairment
       10.9.1 - Overview of the Verdins principles
      Expand 10.9.2 - When to consider the Verdins principles
      Collapse 10.9.3 - Verdins Principle 1: Moral culpability
          10.9.3.1 - Ways that culpability may be reduced
          10.9.3.2 - Blameworthiness
          10.9.3.3 - Extent to which moral culpability is reduced
       10.9.4 - Verdins Principle 2: Choice of sanction
      Expand 10.9.5 - Verdins Principle 3: General deterrence
      Expand 10.9.6 - Verdins Principle 4: Specific deterrence
      Expand 10.9.7 - Verdins Principles 5 and 6: Consequences of imprisonment
       10.9.8 - Community protection and mental impairment
       10.9.9 - Rehabilitation and mental impairment
       10.9.10 - Prior convictions and mental impairment
       10.9.11 - Aggravating factors and mental impairment
       10.9.12 - Self-induced conditions (drug and alcohol use)
       10.9.13 - Conditions caused by incrimination
      Expand 10.9.14 - Specific conditions
       10.9.15 - Reasons for sentence and mental impairment
      Expand 10.9.16 - Statutory mental impairment
       10.9.17 - Recent case guidance - mental impairment
   Expand 10.10 - Addiction and drug affected offending
   Expand 10.11 - Status of offender
   Expand 10.12 - Post-offence conduct
   Expand 10.13 - Remorse
   Expand 10.14 - Making restitution
Expand 11 - Policy considerations
 PART C - Sanctions
Expand 12 - Imprisonment
Expand 13 - Youth detention
Expand 14 - Community correction orders
Expand 15 - Fines
Expand 16 - Unsupervised release
Expand 17 - Residential treatment order
Expand 18 - Orders for mentally ill offenders
Expand 19 - Repealed sanctions
 PART D - Ancillary orders
Expand 20 - Forfeiture and related orders
Expand 21 - Forensic sample orders
Expand 22 - Licence disqualification
Expand 23 - Sex offenders registration scheme
Expand 24 - Compensatory orders
Expand 25 - Other ancillary orders
 PART E - Offences
Expand 26 - Murder
Expand 27 - Manslaughter
Expand 28 - Indictable driving offences
Expand 29 - Causing injury
Expand 30 - Other offences against the person
Expand 31 - Sexual offences
Expand 32 - Property and dishonesty offences
Expand 33 - Drug offences
Expand 34 - Offences against justice
Expand 35 - Offences against public order
Expand 36 - Occupational health and safety offences
Expand 37 - Inchoate offences
Expand 38 - People smuggling
Expand 39 - Firearms Offences
 Index