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NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

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BOCSAR

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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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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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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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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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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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14 Sep 2009

The State-wide Community and Court Liaison Service in New South Wales reduces the frequency with which people with a mental health problem come into contact with the court system, according to this report. This is one of the key findings to emerge from an evaluation of services designed to...

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15 Jan 2009

Alcohol-related violence and anti-social behaviour in public spaces is a complex policy problem for Australian governments, which seek a balance between acknowledging the significant contribution made by the liquor industry to Australia’s economy and the harms and costs that are associated with...

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15 Nov 2007

Several psychometric instruments have been developed to help identify juvenile offenders at risk of re-offending and determine the sorts of services or programs that might be useful in reducing that risk. The volume of juvenile offenders coming to the attention of police and courts, however, is...

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