QSAC studies penalty for strangulation

Almost all adults sentenced for strangulation in this State receive a custodial sentence, with the average sentence being 2.5 years, Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council (QSAC) data shows.

QSAC’s latest Sentencing Spotlight examined sentencing outcomes for the offence of choking, suffocation or strangulation in a domestic setting under Section 315A of the Criminal Code Act 1899 (Qld), in matters finalised in Queensland courts in 2015-‍16 and 2022-‍23.

Read the Sentencing Spotlight here.

QSAC has also released its Sentencing Round-up for the first quarter of 2024.

The report includes information about the council’s latest publications; legislative amendments; sentencing remarks; Court of Appeal decisions; speeches by the judiciary, and articles and reports of interest; from between January and March.

Read the Sentencing Round-up here.

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