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 provisions should be introduced specifically for sex offenders. It also examines the discharge of a dangerous criminal declaration.
A key finding of the research is that flaws in the current legislation are causing it to be underutilised.
Tasmanian Law Reform Institute, University of Tasmania 2017