Dr Sarah Krasnostein

Dr Sarah Krasnostein wins Mollie Holman Doctoral Medal for Law

Dr Sarah Krasnostein is the recipient of the 2016 Mollie Holman Doctoral Medal for Law for her PhD thesis “Pursuing Consistency: The Effect of Different Reforms on Unjustified Disparity in Individualised Sentencing Frameworks”.

The Mollie Holman Doctoral Medal is awarded to the author of the best Law thesis of the year.

Dr Krasnostein's thesis was cited by the Victorian Sentencing Advisory Council throughout their report, Sentencing Guidance in Victoria (2016), which responded to the Attorney-General’s request for advice on promoting consistency of approach in sentencing and public confidence in the criminal justice system.

As a consultant researcher, she authored the Victorian Sentencing Advisory Council’s 2016 report on sentencing for child sexual offences and co-authored the Council’s 2014 report on community corrections orders.

Her article, “Boulton v The Queen: The Resurrection of Guideline Judgments in Australia?” (2015) 27 Current Issues in Criminal Justice 41 has been cited by the Royal Commission into Family Violence as well as the Tasmanian and Victorian Sentencing Advisory Councils.

Dr Krasnostein is a sessional lecturer in criminal law in the Monash JD program.