Prisoners

Research report

12 Jul 2017

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...

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13 Jun 2017

While women still only make up a small percentage of the overall prison population, their rate of imprisonment is rocketing.

The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (2016) showed a 42% increase of imprisonment rates over the last ten years for women, compared to a 24% increase for men...

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26 May 2017

In the twenty-six years since the report of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody was tabled in the Parliament of Australia, the proportion of the prison population that is Indigenous has doubled.

Indigenous Australians are dramatically over-represented in the criminal...

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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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23 Mar 2017

Children and young people in Victoria’s youth justice centres are subjected to unacceptable levels of isolation and are routinely “locked down” due to staffing issues, a report by the Commission for Children and Young People tabled in Parliament today reveals.

The report offers an unheard...

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Journal article

14 Mar 2017

Incarceration rates are increasing almost everywhere and, while women and girls make up only a small percentage of the overall prison population, there has been a significant increase in their representation – especially over the past 20 years (Carlton and Segrave, 2013). Despite the fact that...

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01 Mar 2017

In 2007, the Ombudsmen were designated as one of the National Preventive Mechanisms (NPMs) under the Crimes of Torture Act (COTA), with responsibility for examining and monitoring the general conditions and treatment of detainees in New Zealand prisons.

This report details observations...

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Statistics

30 Jan 2017

This report presents 24 months of reception, discharge and custody population data for New South Wales and comparisons between the current and previous quarter for age, gender, indigenous status, most serious offence and the average length of stay.

Separate figures are presented for...

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10 Dec 2016

A prison on the mid-north coast of NSW (Kempsey) has for the first time brought in external designers to create spaces for intensive learning within its walls.

The project is being run by the Designing Out Crime Research Centre but how much impact can design have on crime?

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09 Dec 2016

This study examined recidivism in an Australian correctional population. Three different groups of offenders were identified from their recidivism profiles: low-risk or slow recidivists, moderate-risk or delayed recidivists, and high-risk or rapid recidivists. Slow recidivists were more likely...

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09 Dec 2016

People with intellectual disability face a range of challenges on their release from prison due both to their own needs and the complexity of the service delivery system, which can make effective service delivery difficult. This difficulty is exacerbated by the sometimes combative nature of...

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Research report

07 Dec 2016

This report seeks to provide a 10-year update of what it could mean for New Zealand’s criminal justice system to look Beyond the Prison Gate. It is released on the cusp of 2017, a year of particular significance because it marks the deadline for the Government’s Better Public Services...

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Research report

05 Dec 2016

The number of prisoner-on prisoner homicides has dropped considerably since 1998 and remained consistently low over the last decade. Although not common, prisoner-on prisoner homicides generally receive considerable public attention.

This paper builds on previous AIC research, analysing...

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05 Dec 2016

How best to respond to and manage intoxicated offenders is a concern shared by policing agencies across Australia. Intoxicated offenders present additional behavioural and health risks during their interaction with police. These risks may result in harm to the officers, the offender or the...

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03 Nov 2016

This report on Victoria’s prison population investigates statistical trends in adults held in Victorian corrective services custody between 2005 and 2016. As with the Council’s previous reports on this topic (released in 2007 and 2013), this report highlights a prison population growing at...

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31 Oct 2016

Aim:
To compare the accuracy of Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average (ARIMA) model and Holt-Winters additive exponential smoothing method for forecasting the size of the total NSW adult prison population

Method:
NSW adult prison population...

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11 Aug 2016

The AIC has operated the National Deaths in Custody Program since 1991, following a recommendation by the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. This study updates and extends an earlier AIC study, which examined the important issue of self-inflicted deaths in prison custody using...

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Research report

21 Jul 2016

The data in this report are extracted from the Corrective Services NSW (CSNSW) Offender Integrated Management System (OIMS) and the Juvenile Justice NSW (JJNSW) Client Information Management System (CIMS).

The adult custody population figures include only those persons held in gazetted...

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Research report

28 Jun 2016

The Northern Territory’s Department of Correctional Services (DCS) has developed a number of initiatives that engage inmates in formal employment training. This agenda is reflected in the ‘Sentenced to a Job’ initiative and through the Berrimah Construction Services (BCS) program, formerly known...

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10 Jun 2016

Compares medications taken by prisoners with people in the general community.

Summary
It is known that prisoners generally have poor health and complex health needs that are reflected in the number and types of medications they take. Less is known about how this...

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