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dc.contributor.authorMarchetti, Elena
dc.contributor.authorHidderley, Laura
dc.contributor.authorManning, Marni
dc.contributor.authorEdwards, Anne
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-04T04:57:22Z
dc.date.available2021-06-04T04:57:22Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.isbn9781922478177en_US
dc.identifier.issn2206-7280en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.52922/rr78177en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/404943
dc.description.abstractPublic opinion about sentencing is notoriously difficult to assess. In 2017, the Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council was asked to do just that in relation to sentencing for child homicide offences. Building on the existing literature on public attitudes to the criminal justice system, this study aimed to explore community views on this issue using a focus group methodology. A group of 103 participants was recruited by a market research company from a mix of urban and rural locations in Queensland. After completing a series of questionnaires, participants were assigned a ‘punitiveness score’ and assessed the seriousness of three separate child homicide vignettes. The study found that participants viewed the sentences as inadequate and not sufficiently reflective of the vulnerability and defencelessness of the child. These findings contributed to the Council’s recommendations to the Attorney-General and have since led to legislative change.en_US
dc.publisherAustralian Institute of Criminologyen_US
dc.publisher.placeCanberraen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesResearch Report 21en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOther Law and Legal Studiesen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCrime Policyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1899en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160504en_US
dc.titleSentencing for Child Homicide Offences: Assessing Public Opinion using a Focus Group Approachen_US
dc.typeReporten_US
dc.type.descriptionU1_1 - Public sectoren_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationMarchetti, E; Hidderley, L; Manning, M; Edwards, A, Sentencing for Child Homicide Offences: Assessing Public Opinion using a Focus Group Approach, 2021en_US
dc.date.updated2021-06-02T02:07:07Z
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