The Sentencing Council's report considered a number of problems with prison sentences of six months or less. For example, a major criticism of short prison sentences is their limited rehabilitative value.
Published August 2004.
Abolishing Prison Sentences of Six Months or Less [PDF 934KB]
Sentencing Council Prison Sentences Report [PDF 18KB]Question without notice: 17 November 2004NSW Sentencing Council begins work [PDF 82KB]Attorney General's Media Release: 18 June 2003