Reduction in penalties at sentence


This report reviewed the principles and practices governing reductions in sentence and examined the way in which factors leading to a discount on sentence are taken into account. The report focused on a number of specific discounting factors, such as guilty pleas and assistance to authorities, and also considers the use of charge negotiation and the Form 1 procedure. Attention was also given to the application of the totality principle to offenders being sentenced for multiple offences.

Download: Reduction in Penalties at Sentence (PDF, 762.8 KB)

Government response

Media Release: Moves to restrict sentence discounts for police informants and sex offenders (PDF, 33.0 KB)

Last updated:

28 Nov 2022

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