This section provides information to assist in understanding the sentencing process. The information contained on this website is largely based on sentencing legislation in New South Wales set out in the
Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999.
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Purpose of Sentencing
Factors in Sentencing
Parole and Appeals
Sentencing Information Package [PDF, 198KB] for information on sentencing in NSW. The package was prepared by the Victims Services, the NSW Sentencing Council, and Criminal Law Review, Department of Justice.