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NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

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BOCSAR

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Research report

24 Sep 2010

This study examines the effect of prison on re-offending among offenders convicted of either non-aggravated assault or burglary.​

Method: The effect of prison on re-offending was examined by comparing time to re-conviction among 96 matched pairs of convicted burglars and 406 matched pairs...

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Research report

20 Sep 2010

Aim: To examine the characteristics of, and trends in, police-recorded assault incidents involving school-aged children on school premises in NSW.

Method: The sample consisted of all incidents of assault recorded by NSW police officers as having occurred on school premises between...

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20 Sep 2010

This study shows the pattern of sentencing for a range of domestic violence offences in the NSW Local and District Criminal Courts, and identifies the characteristics which influence whether offenders guilty of domestic violence- related assault receive a sentence of imprisonment.

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Research report

16 Aug 2010

The NSW Compulsory Drug Treatment Program (CDTP) has had a positive effect on the physical and mental health of offenders who enter it, according to this report.

The CDTP began in August 2006 and operates as a five-stage post-sentencing program. Drug treatment and rehabilitation is...

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Research report

15 Aug 2010

Two new measures of offence seriousness in NSW are assessed in this Crime and Justice Bulletin.

The first measure of offence seriousness, Median Sentence Ranking (MSR), was constructed by identifying the median sentence actually imposed in each Australian Standard Offence Classification...

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Briefing paper

15 Aug 2010

Levels of psycho-stimulant (e.g. amphetamine or cocaine) use are comparatively low amongst the general population of drinkers, reports this recent Crime and Justice Bureau Brief.

Following reports that some of the violence on licensed premises might be attributable to the use of drugs...

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Briefing paper

15 Aug 2010

New figures indicate that use of narcotics (e.g. heroin) and cocaine is increasing, according to this Crime and Justice Statistics Bureau Brief. 

The NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research examined trends in arrests for narcotics and cocaine possession and overdoses on narcotics and...

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Research report

24 Jul 2010

This study examines the relationship between various statutory presumptions surrounding bail and the risk of bail refusal.

Method: A total 37,165 cases where defendants were either granted or refused bail by a Local Court were analysed to determine what impact the presumptions...

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Research report

24 Dec 2009

Modest reductions in the rate at which offenders are re-imprisoned would result in substantial savings in prisoner numbers and correctional outlays, according to this report.

At present...

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Research report

18 Sep 2009

Methamphetamine and heroin purchases decrease significantly as the price of methamphetamine increase, by as much as 27 per cent on a 10 per cent price rise, according to this report.

One of the core objectives of supply-side drug law enforcement is to reduce drug use by raising the cost...

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