Have you always wanted to know how courts sentence offenders? This public information event will provide an introduction to sentencing law, including the factors courts take into account when imposing a sentence. It will include two hypothetical scenarios based on actual cases.
Two members of the ACT legal profession will briefly address the court about each case, acting as the lawyers for the prosecution and the defence.
Attendees will have the opportunity to give their view on the appropriate sentence before a judge of the ACT Supreme Court delivers his sentence. There will also be an opportunity to ask general questions about sentencing issues.
This event is presented by the ACT Supreme Court in conjunction with the Australian National University College of Law, and the University of Canberra School of Law and Justice.
Justice Michael Elkaim, ACT Supreme Court
Professor Lorana Bartels, Head, School of Law and Justice, University of Canberra
Dr Anthony Hopkins, Senior Lecturer, Australian National University and Barrister, Burley Griffin Chambers
Louise Taylor, Deputy CEO, Legal Aid ACT