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
Teaching staff

Jackie Hartnett

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2016 10/8/2016 29/8/2016 14/10/2016

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2016 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2016 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2016: $782.00 2016: $1,523.00 091101

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.



(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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