Overview of the criminal justice system in Victoria

Most people form their views about crime and justice from the mainstream media. Research shows that mass media crime coverage focuses disproportionately on a small number of dramatic and violent cases and leaves out relevant information about offenders that judges use to give an appropriate sentence. This leads to the public having a “grossly inaccurate” picture of crime and justice.

Our Smart Justice factsheets address misconceptions about crime and justice and provide accessible information about what works to reduce crime and create safer communities. This factsheet provides an introductory overview of the criminal justice system.

 

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