Harsher penalties for child homicide
Inadequate sentencing from our courts when it comes to the death of children could be about to change.
Since 2005, 62-people in Queensland have been sentenced for a child homicide; of those almost three of five were convicted of manslaughter rather than murder.
In fact, tougher sentences were handed out for the manslaughter of an adult than the manslaughter of a child.
Dan Rogers from the Sentencing Advisory Council tells Ben it’s important the public are consulted about these the report.
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