Preliminary submission to the New South Wales Government Sentencing Council Review of Sentencing for Murder and Manslaughter

Drawing on expertise and research projects undertaken by members of the Centre, our submission focuses on:

· Standard non-parole periods for murder,

· Mandatory life sentences for murder,

· Sentences imposed for domestic and family homicides, and

· Aggravating factors on sentence.

The submission also provides information about a current Australian Research Council discovery project currently being completed by members of the Centre which may be of interest to the Council’s review