Victims of crimes

Research report

19 Oct 2018

This paper recommends that victims of crime be given the right to instruct the DPP to seek leave to appeal sentences that they find unjustly lenient. The primary goal of this reform is to address community concern that the judiciary is out-of-touch with community standards,...

Audio

19 Jul 2018

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.

Commentary

28 Jun 2018

The royal commission has shown how institutions can rebuild their relationships with the children in their care.

Research report

20 Jun 2018

Both crime victim survey data and recorded crime data suggest that the victimisation rate for domestic and family violence has declined in NSW over the time period examined.

Discussion paper

28 May 2018

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.

Research report

14 Mar 2018

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.

Discussion paper

13 Mar 2018

This issues and options paper forms part of the review of restitution and compensation orders in Victoria.

Guide

8 Jan 2018

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...

Discussion paper

20 Dec 2017

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...

Statistics

28 Sep 2017

The number of offences recorded by police in Victoria in the year to 30 June 2017 was 533,194. This is down 0.6% from 536,287 offences recorded in the same period last year.

Discussion paper

31 Aug 2017

This VLRC supplementary consultation paper has been released for public comment, following an update to the commission's terms of reference.

Research report

12 Jul 2017

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...

Research report

23 May 2017

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.

Discussion paper

17 May 2017

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.

Research report

3 Mar 2017

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...

Research report

22 Nov 2016

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...

Guide

30 Aug 2016

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.

Research report

11 Jul 2016

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...

Discussion paper

9 Feb 2016

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...

Research report

12 Aug 2015

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.

Summary

In 2012, there were 116,105 recorded victims of physical assault in New South Wales,...

Overview

 

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