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1

What did the previous Liberal Government introduce baseline sentencing in conjunction with?

The abolition of suspended sentences

2

What is the aim of baseline sentencing

Deter people from committing a wide range of crimes, thus promoting community safety

3

What percentage of their sentence do offenders sentenced to 20 or more years required to serve

70%

4

What percentage of their sentence must people serve if they are sentenced to less than 20 years

60%

5

What is the non parole period of people serving life imprisonment

30 years

6

What is a baseline sentence

Sentence that parliament intends as the median sentence for such offences

7

How did the government justify the introduction of baseline sentencing (POSITIVE)

Responded to community concern that those who committed serious crimes were not adequately punished

8

What do prominent legal authorities (Victoria Legal Aid) express concern on the introduction of baseline sentencing (NEGATIVE)(2)

* greater pressure on overcrowded jail system
* increased delays in court system

9

What may baseline sentencing over complicate?(NEGATIVE)

Sentencing process

10

How may baseline sentencing benefit the community (POSITIVE)

Puts wrongdoers in prison for longer

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