NSW to introduce mandatory sentencing for gang members

NSW to introduce mandatory sentencing for gang members

Unread postby lazerzap » Wed Dec 25, 2013 7:10 am

NSW Premier to introduce mandatory sentencing for gang members

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The main objection is that every case is different and judges require sentencing discretions to tailor punishment to a particular offender's objective level of criminality.

You will recall NSW had a crack in 2009 at controlling criminal gangs. The High Court didn't like it because the law stomped all over judicial independence. The draftspeople must have forgotten about the constitution when they cobbled together the Criminal Organisations Control Act.

Article by : Richard Ackland
Illustration: Simon Letch
Published: November 8, 2013

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/comment/nsw-premier-to-introduce-mandatory-sentencing-for-gang-members-20131107-2x49s.html
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