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NCJ Number: 91949 Find in a Library
Title: Sentencing Drug Offenders in NSW (New South Wales)
Author(s): I Potas
Corporate Author: Australian Institute of Criminology
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 43
Sponsoring Agency: Australian Institute of Criminology
Canberra ACT, 2601, Australia
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: Australian Institute of Criminology
GPO Box 2944
Canberra ACT, 2601,

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: This report presents a statistical analysis of New South Wales (N.S.W.) State and Federal drug sentencing decisions for 1979-81, as well as annotated cases relating to N.S.W. court of criminal appeal drug sentencing decisions for 1970-82.
Abstract: The data presented provide a comparison between sentences imposed for 'importing and exporting' drug offenses (crimes against the Commonwealth law) and State drug offenses, including 'selling' offenses (taken to designate drug offenses under the law of N.S.W.). The statistics presented are derived from the annual publications of the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The last section of the report provides a list of drug sentencing decisions, with a distinction made between State and Federal cases. In each case, the citation, certain basic facts relating to the offense and the offender, and the ultimate sentence and specified nonparole period are given. Tabular and graphic data are provided.
Index Term(s): Australia; Court statistics; Drug law offenses; Sentencing/Sanctions
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