This research paper looks at the differences between Tasmanian indefinite detention provisions, and those of other Australian jurisdictions. The study considers issues associated with making a dangerous criminal declaration, including the test and standard of proof, and whether separate provisions should be introduced specifically for sex offenders. It also examines the discharge of a dangerous criminal declaration.
A key finding of the research is that flaws in the current legislation are causing it to be underutilised.
Tasmania Law Reform Institute Research Papers
Tasmania Law Reform Institute Research Paper No. 4
Tasmanian Law Reform Institute, University of Tasmania 2017