Criminal justice, Administration of

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Journal article

21 Jun 2018

This article reports upon in-depth interviews conducted with five senior criminal justice policy-makers, each of whom was broadly sympathetic to reforming criminal justice policy to achieve the goal of lower incarceration levels.

Report

8 Jun 2018

New South Wales, like Australia overall, has experienced a large decline in crime since 2000, yet little is known about its causes. This study explored this decline through a developmental criminology lens by examining two birth cohorts involving all those born in New South Wales...

Report

25 May 2018

The Victorian government plans on introducing legislation in 2018 to establish a Sentencing Guidelines Council. This report makes a number of recommendations in relation to key features of the council, as well as the sentencing guidelines it would create.

Discussion paper

17 May 2018

The Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council has been asked to review the penalties imposed on sentence for criminal offences arising from the death of a child (child homicide). This paper briefly describes the context of the review, and provides information about child homicide and relevant offences...

Research report

17 May 2018

This report analyses the diversion schemes currently operating in the Magistrates’ and Children’s Courts of Victoria.

Report

14 May 2018

This report provides a national overview of community corrections and outlines how community service, as the chief component of community corrections, can be made more effective through the involvement of commercial businesses.

Research report

11 May 2018

This report examines the concepts and approaches behind Justice Reinvestment (JR) and how it might best be applied in Australia. The report shows that while JR faces some local challenges, it also offers substantial potential to improve justice system outcomes.

Report

11 May 2018

This study explores how the state of ‘intoxication’ from the consumption of alcohol or other drugs is treated by the criminal justice system in Australia.

Commentary

29 Apr 2018

Burgeoning numbers of untried prisoners are fuelling an unsustainable rise in Australia’s prison population. Only a shift in resources will bring the figure down, writes Rick Sarre.

Research report

26 Apr 2018

Negotiating guilty pleas (‘plea bargaining’) is a central element of criminal justice processes in Australia, yet little is known outside the legal community about the frequency and outcomes of plea negotiations.

This study addresses this important knowledge gap through qualitative and quantitative analysis of...

Discussion paper

22 Mar 2018

This paper provides an overview of the current approach taken to reduction of sentence for a guilty plea in Tasmania, and examines legislative approaches to sentencing discounts for pleas of guilty in other Australian jurisdictions and comparable international jurisdictions.

Discussion paper

13 Mar 2018

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

Commentary

7 Feb 2018

Last week Rocky Horror Show actor Craig McLachlan issued defamation proceedings against Fairfax Media, the ABC and former co-star Christie Whelan Browne, one of the women who has accused McLachlan of sexual harassment. While no criminal charges have been laid, police are currently investigating allegations...

Report

21 Jan 2018

This report recommends significant changes to Tasmania’s criminal justice system, including using communication experts (intermediaries) to assist victims, witnesses and defendants who have communication needs to communicate with police, lawyers and the courts.

Evaluation

9 Jan 2018

This project aimed to assess whether the application of an alternative court model with fixed teams of lawyers operating on a rolling basis in the NSW District Criminal Court resulted in greater efficiency.

Report

19 Dec 2017

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.

Discussion paper

10 Nov 2017

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.

Report

26 Oct 2017

This report was prepared investigate the impact of the 2015 Domestic Violence Evidence-in-Chief (DVEC) reforms on court outcomes for domestic violence assaults in New South Wales.

Research report

A report of the Youth Justice Coalition NSW
25 Oct 2017

This research found that young people on the Suspect Targeting Management Plan (SMTP) experience inappropriate forms of over-policing, disproportionate to the future risks they are alleged to pose to society.

Report

24 Oct 2017

This report calls for a conversation about gambling and contact with the criminal justice system.