Justice

Research report

Fair practices in discrimination conciliation
20 Aug 2018

This report explores the experiences of vulnerable people making complaints under NSW and Commonwealth discrimination law, and details recommended best practice for conciliation processes to ensure people who are disadvantaged are able to access dispute resolution processes equitably.

Research report

15 Aug 2018

In this second statistical report on sentence appeals in Victoria, the Council identifies all cases originally sentenced in the County Court and the Supreme Court between 1 July 2013 and 30 June 2014 and describes the outcomes for those cases in which the sentence was...

Report

14 Aug 2018

This report highlights the corruption vulnerabilities associated with employment practices across the Victorian public sector and alerts public sector agencies to opportunities to strengthen their systems and practices to mitigate those vulnerabilities.

Journal article

14 Aug 2018

This research aimed to document the prevalence of suicide attempts, suicidal ideation, self-harm, and mental disorder, and also identify demographic, mental health, and criminal justice correlates of suicidal ideation, in a sample of incarcerated adults in Australia.

Report

8 Aug 2018

This audit examines how well the rehabilitation services are meeting the developmental needs of children and young people in the youth detention system and reducing their risk of reoffending.

Policy report

31 Jul 2018

The right to religious freedom is not the only fundamental human right. It cannot therefore be absolute, but exists alongside other rights. How different rights and freedom coexist is one of the big questions facing our nation today.

Report

26 Jul 2018

This report provides an overview of the corruption risks associated with public regulatory authorities in Victoria. It explores the causes of these risks, the factors that drive corruption risks in these authorities, and potential prevention, reporting and detection measures.

Book

New paternalism to new imaginings
26 Jul 2018

The impact of neoliberal governance on Indigenous peoples in liberal settler states may be both enabling and constraining. This book is distinctive in drawing comparisons between three such states—Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

Report

26 Jul 2018

The Return to Work Act 2014 established a scheme to support workers and employers when a work injury occurs. An independent review of the Act must be carried out after three years of its commencement. This report is the result of that review.

Policy

25 Jul 2018

The policy platform of the Victorian Branch of the Australian Labor Party as it heads to the state election on 24 November 2018.

Report

25 Jul 2018

This casebook includes thirteen summaries of matters dealt with by the Victorian Ombudsman's Early Resolution Team, grouped under five themes - ‘Quick fix’, ‘Encouraging dialogue’, ‘Applying discretion’, ‘Influencing policy’ and ‘Resolving systemic issues informally’.

Discussion paper

25 Jul 2018

This discussion paper identifies the major library policies, systems and staff activities that will be affected by changes to the copyright duration provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), due to come into effect on 1 January 2019.

Report

25 Jul 2018

Individuals are far more likely to engage in antisocial behaviour during adolescence than any other period of their life. This paper presents selected results from two studies which used secondary data analysis to provide a theoretically informed picture of youths’ decision-making process in relation to...

Commentary

23 Jul 2018

As a liberal democracy, Australia needs its own report on US torture in Iraq and has a legal and moral obligation to prevent torture.

Report

Technological innovation in Australian law enforcement: a case study of anti-money laundering
19 Jul 2018

This report analyses the factors that support or restrict technological innovation in federal law enforcement’s anti-money laundering (AML) efforts. While this research focused on technology and AML, it has broader application to technological innovation in law enforcement.

Report

18 Jul 2018

The focus of this study is the direct cost of offences committed by organised crime offenders, and the cost of prison sentences associated with these offences.

Research report

18 Jul 2018

This report found that Aboriginal communities want to see significant improvement in the frequency, quality and evaluation of programs to protect and promote Aboriginal cultural rights, and calls on the Victorian Department of Justice and Regulation to develop a social and emotional well-being strategy for...

Research report

17 Jul 2018

Research has demonstrated that alcohol misuse has a significant impact on police time and resources, the health sector and the Australian community more broadly. Despite growing interest in the topic and the number of studies that have been completed, there remain significant limitations to the...

Research report

13 Jul 2018

This report examines the overlap between alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment services and youth justice supervision from 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2016. The research found that about 1 in 3 young people under youth justice supervision accessed an AOD treatment service.

Report

11 Jul 2018

This report aims to identify key behavioural drivers and barriers for engaging in voluntary, behaviour-based offender programs and to understand the behavioural characteristics and experiences of unsupervised offenders and what impacts their motivation and likelihood to engage in future support.

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