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Selected Issues in Sentencing - JURD7300
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Faculty: Faculty of Law
School:  School of Law
Course Outline: See below
Campus: Kensington Campus
Career: Postgraduate
Units of Credit: 4
EFTSL: 0.08333 (more info)
Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 1
Enrolment Requirements:
Prerequisite: Academic Program JD (9150) Co: JURD7211
Excluded: LAWS8100
Fee Band: 3 (more info)
Further Information: See Class Timetable


This course comprises the first half of the course JURD7300 Sentencing: Law, Policy and Practice. This segment of the course is a stand alone half course.

LLM Specialisation

Criminal Justice and Criminology.

Recommended Prior Knowledge


Course Objectives

  • Introduce the general principles of Australian sentencing law
  • Develop the capacity to analyse and criticise legal arguments regarding sentencing in Australia

Main Topics

  • The jurisprudence regulating the individual sentencing discretion
  • The principles governing the adjustment of the outcome of the sentencing decision in response to features of the broader sentencing system


Written assignment At least 2,500 words 100%

Course Texts

There is no set text for the course. Rather, all the required reading for the course will be contained in one book of materials. You will be advised when this book is available. (The book should be available about two weeks before the first class.)

Arie Freiberg and Karen Gelb (eds) Penal Populism, Sentencing Councils and Sentencing Policy, Hawkins Press, 2008


Refer to course outline provided at the beginning of session.

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