The Queen v RB SCC 21616808

In the 2016 case of The Queen v RB SCC 21616808 Supreme Court of the Northern Territory, the defendant pleaded guilty to arson, whilst on a diversion order for property damage. Whilst undergoing diversion, the defendant participated in a victim-offender conference. The sentencing judge considered that the defendant had had brought home to him the impact of his conduct. The defendant’s remorse and guilty plea led to the more lenient sentence of a good behavior bond.

R v N [2014] NZHC 2236 (16 September 2014)

In the 2014 case of R v N NZHC 2236 the defendant pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery. The sentencing judge held that the defendant’s genuine remorse accompanied by a willingness to participate in restorative justice and an apology letter written to the victims were included as mitigating factors (para. 32). These factors played a role in a final discount of five years giving the defendant an end sentence of three years imprisonment (para. 33).

R v Tuku-Inamata [2014] NZHC 2654 (29 October 2014)

In the 2014 case of R v Tuku-Inamata NZHC 2654 the defendant pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery. The sentencing judge commented that the defendant’s participation in restorative justice and successful restorative justice report was encouraging (para. 31). This successful participation in restorative justice was one of the factors that led to a discount of two and a half years giving the defendant an end sentence of five and a half years imprisonment (para. 33).

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