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Arson and Deliberately Lit Fires


Gregg, L and Warner, K and Prichard, J, Arson and Deliberately Lit Fires, Final Report No.1, Sentencing Advisory Council, State of Tasmania - Department of Justice, Tasmania, 1, pp. 1-70. (2012) [Government or Industry Research]

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This report makes recommendations to the Attorney-General in relation to the serious issue of arson and deliberately lit fires in Tasmania. This report was one of the four initial referrals to the Sentencing Advisory Council at its inception in June 2010. The publication of this report follows the release of a Consultation Paper in December 2011. The purpose of the Consultation Paper was to assist in the discussion about the legislative framework, sentencing options, intervention and community information programs available for adults and juveniles involved in firesetting in Tasmania. The Consultation Paper posed 19 questions, including:

  • the introduction of new criminal provisions
  • pre-sentence reports to determine the level of risk for juveniles
  • the deferral of sentences as a sentencing option
  • sentencing options and treatment programs for adult and juvenile firesetters
  • community information and education programs in Tasmania.

Item Details

Item Type:Government or Industry Research
Keywords:arson, bushfires, criminal law, fire lighting, homicide
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Public law
Research Field:Public law not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Justice and the law not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Warner, K (Professor Kate Warner)
UTAS Author:Prichard, J (Associate Professor Jeremy Prichard)
ID Code:90063
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2014-03-26
Last Modified:2014-12-11

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