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Don Weatherburn

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NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research
Social Policy Research Centre (UNSW)
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Research report

19 Jul 2017

Aim: To explain the upward trend in Indigenous imprisonment in NSW between January 2012 and September 2016.

Method: Separate analyses were conducted of trends in the factors influencing the number of remand and sentenced prisoners received into custody...

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Research report

19 Jun 2017

Aim: To conduct an exploratory analysis of the factors influencing trial duration in the NSW District Criminal Court

Method: Bi-variate relationships between trial duration and various offence types were examined using one way analyses of variance, fixed...

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Research report

08 May 2017

Aim: To describe a simulation model of the NSW prison system and demonstrate its utility as a tool for examining the effects of changes to the criminal justice system that influence the number of prisoners in custody.

Method: The model consists of four...

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Research report

01 May 2017

Aim: To develop a statistical model which enables court administrators to determine the future impact on trial court delay of changes in the backlog of pending trials.

Method: Data on the size of the pending caseload between January 2011 and June 2016...

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Research report

06 Mar 2017

Aims: To assess the longer-term effects of the 2014 NSW liquor law reforms on levels of violence in the inner Sydney area.

Method: Interrupted time series models were used to examine the effects of the legislative reforms introduced in January 2014....

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14 Dec 2016

Aim: To determine which factors were associated with (1) female experiences of intimate partner violence (IPV), (2) female reporting of physical or sexual assault by an intimate partner to the police and (3) females seeking help and support after experiencing IPV.

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Evaluation

18 Oct 2016

Aim: To determine whether greater efficiency can be achieved through application of the Rolling List Court (RLC) model to NSW District Criminal Court matters.

Method: A non-blinded randomised trial was initiated in which eligible District Criminal Court...

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Research report

12 Oct 2016

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Aims: To determine: (1) the long-term risk that someone charged with a violent offence will commit another violent offence (2) what factors influence the likelihood of desistance and the length of time to the next violent offence for those who do...

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Research report

28 Sep 2016

Examines the rise in the NSW Indigenous prison population.

Method: Descriptive analysis of trends in bail, sentencing and court appearances.

Results: The rise in Indigenous imprisonment in NSW is due to a combination of higher rates of arrest...

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Research report

28 Sep 2016

Aim: To describe trends in Indigenous arrest rates in New South Wales for property and violent offences.

Method: Descriptive analysis of overall and age-specific trends for property and violent crime.

Results: Over the last 15...

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