Courses & Units

Sentencing LAW688


This unit involves Criminal Law. It is strongly recommended that students only enrol after they have successfully completed EITHER (LAW351 Criminal Law A and LAW352 Criminal Law B & Criminal Procedure) OR (LAW225 Criminal Law A and LAW226 Criminal Law B). Students who enrol without first completing these units do so at their own risk.


Seeks (a) an understanding of the law relating to sentencing of offenders and the range, nature and efficacy of sentencing options; and (b) to evaluate critically sentencing law and policy. The unit studies the law and practice governing the sentencing of offenders including: the general sentencing principles enunciated by the courts; procedures at the sentencing stage of a criminal trial or hearing; mechanisms of appellate review; sentencing options and sentencing practice and policy in relation to some common offences.


Unit name Sentencing
Unit code LAW688
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Law
School of Law
Discipline School of Law
Coordinator Jackie Hartnett
Teaching staff

Jackie Hartnett

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


This unit is currently unavailable.


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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $1,561.00 091101

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(LAW250, LAW251, LAW252, LAW253, LAW254, LAW255, LAW256 & LAW204) OR

(LAW221, LAW222, LAW223, LAW224, LAW253, LAW204, LAW351 & LAW352) OR

(LAW221, LAW222, LAW223, LAW224, LAW225, LAW226, LAW204 & LAW205)


Teaching Pattern

1x100-min lectures weekly (13 wks), 1x50-min seminar weekly (10 wks)


Examination (60%), oral presentation (20%), court report (20%)

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