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Conference: Sentencing – New Challenges


3–4 Mar 2018




$160 (Student Price)


Everyone welcome

Conference: Sentencing – New Challenges

The National Judicial College of Australia and the Australian National University College of Law will present their annual conference on the biennial topic of Sentencing on 3rd & 4th March, 2018 at the Australian National University campus in Canberra.

This conference brings together members of the Judiciary, academics, policy makers and experts in fields such as psychology to consider current issues and challenges in sentencing law and practice. The program will examine the way Courts and jurisdictions across Australia are dealing with a range of issues including: sentencing and post sentence detention of serious sex offenders, violence offenders and terrorism offenders; sentencing of youth affected by Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and sentencing in relation to environmental crime.

Undertaking the task of sentencing places a significant burden on judicial officers, particularly in a climate of increasing criticism and public examination. The conference will consider the impact of the sentencing task on judicial officers, recognizing the personal toll that sentencing, amongst other aspects of the judicial role, can take.

Partners are welcome to attend the social function for a small additional fee.  Please email

Registration closes 8am on 26 February 2018.


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