LISTEN
Watch
on air now
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

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.

Download this podcast here

Advertisement