A friend and I are working on a project regarding tackling the inappropriate and inconsistent sentences handed down by the courts. We have collected a number of newspaper articles supporting this theory, but we would prefer to authenticate our complaints with actual court supplied data. My question is, is there a web site which we can access that will tell us the crime and the sentence. We are not interested in names or location? We have the ludicrous situation in the ACT where a man stabbed his mother something like 76 times, and could only be charged with manslaughter because it could not be proved that he intended to murder her!!!! That is an extreme case, but it seems to us that no one considers the victim, be it a bashing, burglary or whatever. We tired of hearing that the perpetrator suffered abuse as a child, or was drunk, or on drugs and is let off with a slap on the wrist.
I have waffled on there, sorry, but I just wanted you to know what we are looking for and why.
I would appreciate any suggestions.