Research report

A comparative review of national legislation for the indefinite detention of ‘dangerous criminals’

12 Jul 2017
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This report outlines the need for reforms to Tasmanian legislation around the indefinite detention of ‘dangerous criminals’.

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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.

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Hobart
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Tasmania Law Reform Institute Research Papers
Series Volume/No.: 
Tasmania Law Reform Institute Research Paper No. 4
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Yes