POST SENTENCING CONSIDERATIONS SENTENCING AND PUNISHMENT

SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

Divided into 3 sections - max, medium, min. and offenders are classified according to their crime, prospects of rehabilitation and good behaviour

PROTECTIVE CUSTODY

Provided to offenders who are vulnerable to attack from other prisoners.

Correction Officers have a duty of care to offenders including reducing the risk of physical violence. This includes offences against children, police officers, politicians

PAROLE

Conditional release of a prisoner from custody after completion of the min term of the sentence.

Provides an incentive for rehabilitation. Prisoner is under supervision of a parole officer and conditions may include being placed on a good behaviour bond, gaining employment, avoiding certain people and places, attending rehabilitation, counselling

PREVENTATIVE AND CONTINUED DETENTION

Controversial due to the fact that it involves imprisonment for a crime they MAY commit - depriving a person freedom without guilt.

Terrorism (Police Powers) Act 2002 allows for preventative detention

preventative detention – holding a person in custody in case of some future harm that they may commit, but without having committed an offence

continued detention – on-going detention of a person after they have already served their full sentence

SEXUAL OFFENDERS REGISTRATION

Both State and Federal database of sex offenders - The NSW Child Protection Register and Australian National Child Offenders Register (ANCOR)

Designed to protect the community by keeping a record of those who have convictions relating to sex offences against children.

Generally 8 years for adults and 4 years for juvenile offenders

DEPORTATION

Migration Act 1958 (cwlth)

An extremely serious offence and usually highly publicised - for non-citizens living in Australia

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