Criminal Sentencing Law is a series of podcasts which examine the sentencing process in NSW.
Episode 9: Sentencing and Indigenous Offenders - Part 1
In this episode of Criminal Sentencing Law, we examine issues and case law relating to the sentencing of Indigenous Australians in NSW, particularly where there is evidence of a deprived background, disadvantage, or alcohol or substance abuse. Part 1 will focus on the High Court case of Neal v The Queen (1982) 149 CLR 305 and the Fernando Principles enunciated by Wood J in R v Fernando (1992) 76 Crim R 58. The following episode - Part 2 - will examine the High Court case of Bugmy v The Queen (2013) 249 CLR 57.
Episode 8: Aggravating and Mitigating Factors
In this episode, we outline the difference between subjective and objective factors, and distinguish between aggravating and mitigating factors in the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 (NSW) to be taken into account in the sentencing process.
Episode 7: Presenting Sentencing Submissions in the Local Court
In this episode, we outline what is involved in presenting submissions on sentence in the NSW Local Court for adult offenders. We discuss tips from lawyers and barristers with regard to sentencing submissions, matters which must be included from the perspective of the prosecution and the defence, the use of guideline judgments and sentencing statistics, and objective and subjective factors.
Episode 6: Reforms to Intensive Correction Orders
In this podcast, we examine changes to be made to non-custodial sentences of imprisonment, Intensive Correction Orders (ICOs), under the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Amendment (Sentencing Options) Act 2017 (NSW). It is anticipated that the reforms to ICOs will commence in October 2018.
Episode 5: New Sentencing Options in NSW - Conditional Release Orders and Community Correction Orders
In this fifth Criminal Sentencing Law podcast, we examine changes to be made to non-custodial sentencing options in NSW under the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Amendment (Sentencing Options) Act 2017 (NSW). It is anticipated that these changes will commence in October 2018. In this podcast, we focus on two new types of orders: Conditional Release Orders (CROs) and Community Correction Orders (CCOs).
Episode 4: The Purposes of Sentencing
In this podcast, we review the purposes of sentencing as set out in s 3A of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 (NSW). We also consider the High Court case of Veen v The Queen (No 2)  HCA 14.
A great supplement for my own studies in law. Clear, to the point and factual with references to follow up on. Thanks for making this valuable resource available.
Thanks for this podcast! Leigh H
Great content, educational and informative. Easy to listen to, mellifluous voice, would love to hear more !!!