This resource provides a statistical overview of five kinds of theft offences sentenced in the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria between 2012–13 and 2016–17.
The Sentencing Advisory Council has released this issues paper and an online survey, seeking stakeholder and community views on the creation of a Sentencing Guidelines Council in Victoria.
Presents 24 months of reception, discharge and custody population data for prisons in New South Wales.
An overriding focus on increasing sentences may not necessarily be the best means of redressing the harm caused by sex offences, writes Lorana Bartels.
The High Court of Australia has ruled that current sentencing practices are one factor to be considered in a judge's decision making, but not the controlling factor.
This resource compares re-offending rates in NSW between those who received an intensive correction order (ICO) and those who received short prison sentence (less than two years).
The ALRC has been asked to consider laws and legal frameworks that contribute to the incarceration rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and inform decisions to hold or keep Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in custody.
This report outlines the need for reforms to Tasmanian legislation around the indefinite detention of ‘dangerous criminals’.
This report argues that the over-imprisonment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women is a growing national crisis that is being overlooked by all levels of government in Australia.
This issues paper considers a new approach to the problem of repeat drink driving through the introduction of a specialist, problem-solving court.
On 25 November 2015, the Senate referred the matter of inconsistencies and inadequacies of current criminal, civil and administrative penalties for corporate and financial misconduct or white-collar crime to the Economics References Committee for inquiry and report.
The terms of reference were as follows:...
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 unprecedented rates,...
This introduction presents some of the key themes and factors associated with rates of over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the criminal justice system. It provides a summary of literature that evaluates policy proposals to reduce these rates, discussing how dominant societal...
Of 81,199 adult offenders, 26% reoffended within two years of the index appearance.
Aim To re-examine the Group Risk Assessment Model (GRAM) for predicting reoffending in adults given non-custodial sentences and to assess the accuracy of the model.
Method Adult offenders...
Healthy, engaged people and communities will be crucial in a prosperous future for New South Wales. That’s not a new idea - it’s another way of saying everyone should have a fair go or we all suffer. But what practical steps can we take to...
The harrowing image of a child, partially clad, hooded and shackled to a chair in a prison cell, has provoked public outrage and the prime minister’s resolve that a royal commission “get to the bottom of it.”
This swift commitment to a royal commission...
Cape York Institute senior policy adviser, Shireen Morris, told the ABC’s ‘Q&A’ program recently that the incarceration rate of Indigenous people has doubled since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody twenty-five years ago.
That statement is true, but gaps in the data...
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 correctional centres managed...