Punishing parents: a study of family hardship in Australian sentencing
Historically, sentencing courts have found it appropriate to take into account the impact of an offender's sentence upon their dependants. This mitigating factor in sentencing has been described as 'family hardship'. However, in Australia family hardship is a controversial sentencing factor with some sentencing judges denying that it is a mitigating factor at all. This dissertation is a study of the family hardship as a mitigating sentencing factor and a study of the sentencing principle that...[Show more]
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