Source: (2002) [2002] QCA 21.

In this case, the Attorney-General of Queensland appealed against the sentence imposed upon the respondent for the offense of armed robbery with personal violence. The respondent had been sentenced to serve a 12 month intensive correction order and to pay a significant amount in compensation. Certain aspects of the adjudication of this case featured a restorative justice approach, particularly in that the complainant (victim) was consulted in the determination of the sentencing outcome. After reviewing the facts of the case and principles of restorative justice, the court denied the appeal and upheld the lower court’s sentencing order.


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