The Tasmanian government is arguing that people who suffer emotional abuse and intimidation - rather than physical violence - should not be eligible for victims of crime compensation.
The federal government has released for public consultation two draft proposals that would provide victims of crime with access to a perpetrator’s superannuation in certain circumstances.
Analyses the trends in the rates of annual recorded incidents of ten categories of property and violent crime for the period 1990 to 2017 in New South Wales.
This issues and options paper forms part of the review of restitution and compensation orders in Victoria.
This plain language guide to the criminal justice system aims to show what help is available, from the time a crime occurs right through to after the court case has concluded.
It also provides information about support services available, including where to go for...
This issues paper has been released for public consultation, examining the key issues related to the early release of superannuation benefits under compassionate grounds and severe financial hardship grounds. The paper also examines whether, and the circumstances in which, an offender’s superannuation assets should be...
This VLRC supplementary consultation paper has been released for public comment, following an update to the commission's terms of reference.
This inaugural report of the Community Safety Trustee sets out the new approach and covers the five key elements of the Community Safety Statement: reducing harm, increased connection to the community, putting victims first, holding offenders to account and improving Victoria Police capability culture and...
This study aimed to find whether the Safer Pathway program is more effective in reducing domestic violence related offences (e.g. physical assault, threats of physical assault, intimidation) than the conventional response to such offences.
Despite some advances, reforms to sexual assault law and policy have not translated into significant change and shortcomings of the system continue to undermine and restrict survivors/victims ability to access protection, redress and justice for these crimes.
Armed robbery exposes workers to serious harm in an environment where day-to-day safety is not normally a concern, and can have a wide range of negative consequences for employees. Victims may find it difficult to return to or cope at work.
This research examined...
The Victorian Law Reform Commission’s report on the role of victims of crime in the criminal trial process was tabled in the Victorian Parliament on 22 November 2016.
The victim’s role has evolved over the past three decades and the report takes an evolutionary...
This resource has information for women and girls who have been sexually assaulted including:What sexual assault means; Getting medical help and counselling after a sexual assault; Reporting to the police; and Legal process and your rights.
The review identified options for addressing critical statistical data needs for a social investment approach, taking account of the impact and outcomes of crime. The Ministry of Justice wishes to ensure that the right information is available in a timely and efficient way – to...
On 10 November 2015, Victim Support Service (VSS) in partnership with Anglicare, hosted the ‘Improving Justice and Support for Child and Adolescent Victims of Crime’ Conference in Adelaide. This event involved a diverse group of almost 100 representatives from across the non-government and government sectors...
Provides an analysis from the AIC’s Database of Victimisation Experiences (DoVE) of cases of common assault that are not related to domestic disputes or involving sexual assault.
In 2012, there were 116,105 recorded victims of physical assault in New South Wales,...
This publication presents national crime statistics relating to victims of a selected range of personal and household offences that have been recorded by police during a 12 month reference period. This publication provides a breakdown of the selected offences by victim characteristics (age and sex);...