The August issue of the Criminal Law Journal includes an interesting mix of articles and sections. The first article comes from John Nicholson SC and examines four assumptions underpinning current sentencing practices and questions their validity. The second article, by Patrick Leader-Elliott, considers a number of questions about the interpretation of the South Australian prescribed non-parole period scheme which have led to conflicting judgments at the appellate level. The final article is by Jonathan Clough and questions when viewing online images constitutes possession, while discussing the nature of possession in the criminal law, and its application to digital images. There is also an Editorial, a Phillips’ Brief and a Digest of Criminal Law Cases.