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Are Australian Criminal Law Sentences too harsh or too lenient?

By Andrea . Created on 13 Jul, 2020
Everything Else 94 votes | 4 Comments
Current sentences are fair and appropriate for the vast majority of crimes committed.

Current sentences are fair and appropriate for the vast majority of crimes committed.

I think the sentences imposed in most cases are excessively soft.

I think the sentences imposed in most cases are excessively soft.

I feel the sentences in most cases are far too severe.

I feel the sentences in most cases are far too severe.

I don't know.

I don't know.

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I think the sentences imposed in most cases are excessively soft.
Linda said 3 weeks ago
We now have another priest paedophile let out after serving only 1/2 his sentence and he is still a Priest. Personally put them behind bars and throw away the key and no soft landing either. I agree with Kanetoad, sentencing for minor infractions seem to get harsher penalties than for people who have done horrendous violent crimes. If they say there is not enough room in jails then keep it free for the true crimi...
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Mrs said 3 weeks ago
Accept that some people don't pay the fines and WA is bringing in no jail time for fine defaulters. So some people will continue to treat the law and the rest of society with contempt. I know they are the minority, but why do they think they are so special?
I think the sentences imposed in most cases are excessively soft.
Linda said 3 weeks ago
Fine defaulters have to be dealt with also. Most will pay the fines though and this will keep the jails a lot emptier. I like the USA way. 3 strikes and you go to jail which for these types of lesser crimes might be the way to go.
Mrs said 3 weeks ago
Like those who have already commented. I feel some crimes are under punished, or not really punished in comparison to what the victims suffer.
I think the sentences imposed in most cases are excessively soft.
Kathrynne said 3 weeks ago
hang pedophiles
I don't know.
Kanetoad said 4 weeks ago
Hard to say paedophiles get of with fuck all punishment they should be given a slow painful death on the other side a friend got 9months for growing 10 marijuana plants 10lbs for friends and himself not school kids too big a price or not big enough it seems
I think the sentences imposed in most cases are excessively soft.
TC said 3 weeks ago
Probably not expressed in the manner I may have however, I do feel the same as you regarding paedophiles, but when we have a judicial system stacked with paedophiles, how can one expect those found guilty to have imposed on them an extended stay behind bars !!!