Justice

Research report

19 Jul 2017

Aim: To explain the upward trend in Indigenous imprisonment in NSW between January 2012 and September 2016.

Method: Separate analyses were conducted of trends in the factors influencing the number of remand and sentenced prisoners received into custody...

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Audio interview

19 Jul 2017

The incoming Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton insists his new super-portfolio is all about protecting Australia and not advancing political agendas. The massive shake-up of security and intelligence agencies means that ASIO, the AFP and Border Force will all report to him. But the Minister...

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Audio interview

19 Jul 2017

Michael L'Estrange said the Prime Minister pointed out yesterday a new super Home Affairs ministry had been considered at various times before by government.

But he told RN Breakfast, 'I am not privy to the deliberations on a Home Affairs portfolio'.

He said, however, given his...

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18 Jul 2017

The Community Correction Order (CCO) is a sentencing order that provides for an offender’s punishment and rehabilitation in the community. An offender’s failure to comply with a CCO without a reasonable excuse is a criminal offence with a maximum penalty of three months’ imprisonment.

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17 Jul 2017

Behaviour management practices in youth custodial facilities have received national media attention following an ABC’s Four Corners program in July 2016 about the Northern Territory’s Don Dale Youth Detention Centre (Meldrum-Hanna, 2016). The following day the Royal Commission into the...

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17 Jul 2017

The 2017 independent review of the Australian Intelligence Community (AIC) has prepared findings and recommendations on the AIC and related issues below in a classified report for the government, along with this unclassified version of that report.

The review focused on the Office of...

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12 Jul 2017

The changing environment of policing and recent trends in crime have raised community concerns. New challenges in community safety require more than rhetoric and promises to bring about sustained change. Every Victorian should be entitled to feel safe at any time regardless of where they live or...

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Research report

12 Jul 2017

This research paper looks at the differences between Tasmanian indefinite detention provisions, and those of other Australian jurisdictions. The study considers issues associated with making a dangerous criminal declaration, including the test and standard of proof, and whether separate...

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Research report

11 Jul 2017

Whether in Mexico, the US or Australia, the image of the transnational serious and organised crime (OC) threat from ‘Mexican cartels’ used to construct policy doesn’t appear to engage with the reality that there’s no homogeneous Mexican cartel, cartels or OC group.

This report argues that...

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Strategy

05 Jul 2017

The Support and Safety Hub Statewide Concept outlines the role the hubs will have in our long-term plan to end family violence in Victoria.

The concept has been developed in collaboration with victim survivors, industry experts and members of the wider community, with Aboriginal self-...

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30 Jun 2017

More than 20 US states have legalised the medicinal use of marijuana; in the past three years, four have also legalised its recreational use. At the same time, marijuana remains illegal under US federal law.

This paper reviews the US experience to identify any potential lessons or hazards...

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Research report

30 Jun 2017

This report presents the results of a literature review on bail support programs and services commissioned by the ACT Justice and Community Safety Directorate as part of their Justice Reform Strategy. A wide range of resources in criminological and other social services databases, accessed...

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30 Jun 2017

The Illicit Drug Data Report (IDDR) informs Australia’s understanding of the illicit drug threat.

It focuses collective efforts by bringing together data from a wide range of sources into the one unique report.

In 2015–16, police agencies made a record 115,421 national illicit drug...

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28 Jun 2017

The Palaszczuk Government is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of young people in Queensland youth detention centres. Equally, any allegations of mistreatment of young people must be thoroughly and appropriately investigated.

The government welcomes the report of the...

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Research report

27 Jun 2017

The majority of young people do not return to sentenced supervision

The majority of young people who receive a supervised youth justice sentence serve only 1 sentence, and do not return to sentenced youth justice supervision. Of those aged 10–17 who were under sentenced...

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Audio program

22 Jun 2017

Domestic violence in Australia is a serious problem that has been underreported for years. New figures obtained by PM show that the number of female perpetrators of domestic assaults in New South Wales has been steadily increasing over the past ten years - and it's not only against partners....

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Research report

19 Jun 2017

Aim: To conduct an exploratory analysis of the factors influencing trial duration in the NSW District Criminal Court

Method: Bi-variate relationships between trial duration and various offence types were examined using one way analyses of variance, fixed...

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Research report

19 Jun 2017

In the 25th year of the National Homicide Monitoring Program (NHMP) data collection, this report describes the nature and context of homicides that occurred in financial years 2012–13 and 2013–14, and trends in homicide victimisation and offending since 1989–90. Although much of the data are...

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Journal article

19 Jun 2017

This case study shows how the 2015 Anzac Day terror plot resulted from virtual planning, which is an operational method the Islamic State has used widely since 2014. The article traces how the Melbourne-based perpetrator received online instructions on four components of the intended attack:...

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13 Jun 2017

This report examines all jihadist-motivated terrorist attacks carried out in Europe and North America since the declaration of the Caliphate by the Islamic State group in June 2014. By analyzing the 51 attacks and their perpetrators, this study constitutes the first comprehensive account of...

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