These resources supplement the information contained in the following College bench books:
- Victorian Criminal Proceedings Manual
- Victorian Criminal Charge Book
- Victorian Sentencing Manual
- Victorian Sentencing Manual – Case Summaries
- Uniform Evidence Manual
For information on evidence law, please see our dedicated Evidence page.
Today, 40.3 million people live in modern slavery globally.
Modern slavery is the illegal exploitation of people for personal or commercial gain. It covers a wide range of abuse and exploitation including organ trafficking, trafficking in persons/children, forced labour or services, debt bondage and forced marriage.
Produced at the request of the Judicial Council on Cultural Diversity, the resource is the first of its kind in Australia.
Sentencing of Federal Offenders in Australia: A Guide for Practitioners (4th ed)Produced by the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions, this guide contains detailed information about the law of federal sentencing, including the relevance of various sentencing factors, and the available sentencing options for Commonwealth offences.
Therapeutic Treatment Orders
These resources supplement information in the bench books:
Confidential CommunicationsEvidence (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1958 Part 2, Division 2A regulates when confidential communications by sexual offence complainants to medical practitioners and counsellors can be subpoenaed and admitted. This guide outlines the operation of Division 2A by reference to relevant authorities.
Guide to the Sex Offenders Registration Act 2004The Sex Offenders Registration Act 2004 creates ongoing reporting obligations for those convicted of certain offences, with provisions for automatic and discretionary registration. This guide outlines the circumstances for automatic and discretionary registration, and the test for when to order discretionary registration.
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ANVIL Categorisation of Child Exploitation MaterialThe ANVIL categorisation scheme produced by the Australian Federal Police provides a systematic way to analyse the severity of child exploitation material, with explanations of the different categorisation levels which may be referred to in proceedings.
Case Note: R v Bauer (2018) 266 CLR 56A leading case on the admissibility of tendency evidence in a single complainant sexual offence proceeding. This case note summarises the decision and the court’s guidance on admissibility, and the use of previous trial recordings and complaint evidence.