Sentencing: New Challenges

Presented by ANU College of Law

The National Judicial College of Australia and ANU College of Law will present their biennial conference on the topic of Sentencing on 3 & 4 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. In recognition of this, 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.

Registration is $580 ($160 for students) and includes a social function on Saturday afternoon.
An early bird rate of $500 ($140 for students) is available until 31st December 2017.

Partners are welcome to attend the social function for a small additional fee. 
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Conference inclusions
The registration fee includes morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and drinks on Saturday 3 March and morning tea and lunch on Sunday 4 March.

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