NSW Sentencing Council

Sentencing Information Package

Jointly produced with Victims Services and Criminal Law Review, Department of Justice, the Sentencing Information Package is a plain language booklet designed to help victims of crime understand the sentencing process. Topics covered include:

  • When is an offender sentenced?
  • Purposes of sentencing
  • Relevant factors determining a sentence
  • Sentencing options
  • Understanding the sentence
  • Appeals

The booklet was first produced in 2004 and was revised in 2011, 2014 and 2016.

Download: Sentencing Information Package [PDF 470Kb]