This chapter examines the collection and dissemination of sentencing data in Australia, with particular emphasis on the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). It considers recent developments in the ACT, including the proposed development of a sentencing database and recent sentencing policy initiatives. The availability of public sentencing data and the role of sentencing councils in promoting public awareness and understanding of sentencing around Australia are also considered.
|Title of host publication||Justice Connections|
|Place of Publication||UK|
|Publisher||Cambridge Scholars Publishing|
|Number of pages||25|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
BARTELS, L. (2013). Sentencing statistics, sentencing councils and the quest for data in the Australian Capital Territory. In P. Easteal (Ed.), Justice Connections (1 ed., pp. 60-84). UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.