A New Sentencing Landscape for Victoria: Abolition of Suspended Sentences, Boulton v The Queen [2014] VSCA 342

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15 Apr 2015

The complete abolition of suspended sentences became a reality in Victoria from 1 September 2014 by the removal of the power of Magistrates to impose suspended sentences. At the same time, the intermediate sanction of a Community Correction Orders (CCO) has replaced a suite of long standing intermediate sanctions hitherto available to the judiciary. The potential of the significant impact of CCO’s was revealed in the recent Court of Appeal decision of Boulton v The Queen. This paper examines the likely impact to the administration of criminal justice in Victoria of that decision.

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