22 September 2011

Suspended sentences to stay

| johnboy
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Simon Corbell has informed the world of his response to the ACT Law Reform Advisory Council’s
‘A report on suspended sentences in the ACT’.

“The Government has committed $560,000 in the 2011-12 Budget to conduct an investigation, analysis, and feasibility study to enable the ACT Law Courts and Tribunal to provide options on the best way to modernise processes and systems as part of a contemporary case management system,” he said.

The Justice and Community Safety Directorate is currently investigating the best option to improve the collection, analysis and publication of sentencing data, including considering the New South Wales Judicial Commission’s database.

The combined Courts’ registry should also improve data collection across the courts.

“The Government has decided that suspended sentences of imprisonment should be retained as they serve a valuable function in the sentencing process in the ACT. They promote a reduction in recidivism whilst leaving in place a mechanism to re-sentence offenders who breach conditions of their order,” Mr Corbell said.

Spending money to investigate options, a very, very, long way from actually doing anything.

But nice work if you can get it for the consultants.

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