Serious violent offenders

An examination of sentencing options for serious violent offenders

On 20 December 2010, the Attorney General sought the advice of the Council on the most appropriate way of responding to the risks posed by serious violent offenders.

The Council provided its Report, High-Risk Violent Offenders: Sentencing and Post-Custody Management Options (PDF, 1.5 MB) (PDF, 1.5 MB) to the Attorney General on 5 May 2012.


The Crimes (Serious Sex Offenders) Amendment Act 2013 (NSW)  commenced on 19 March 2013.

Other documents


Consultation paper (PDF, 215.1 KB)

Terms of Reference

The Sentencing Council was asked to:

  1. advise on options for sentencing serious violent offenders
  2. examine and report on existing treatment options for and risk assessment of serious violent offenders
  3. examine and report on the adequacy of existing post custody management including parole and services available to address the needs of serious violent offenders and to ensure the protection of the community on their release
  4. advise on options for and the need for post sentence management of serious violent offenders; and
  5. identify the defining characteristics of the cohort of offenders to whom any proposals should apply.


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12 Jul 2024

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