Person

Paul Nelson

Report

​Predictive validity of risk/needs assessment for young offenders under community supervision

This study finds that Youth Level of Service/Case Management Inventory Australian Adaptation (YLS/CMI-AA) data did not significantly improve the predictive accuracy of static risk-based models of recidivism for Indigenous or non-Indigenous offenders.
Survey

NSW court user experience survey

Aim: To examine the experience of court users of two metropolitan courthouses in New South Wales. Method: 311 court users were surveyed regarding their awareness, understanding, contacts, and satisfaction with services at court. The sample included defendants (33.1%) , victims (10.6%), witnesses (8.0%) and supporters...
Report

Characteristics of prolific offenders in NSW

Prolific offenders are found to make a disproportionate contribution to the total volume of offending and recidivism, according to this report. Aim: To examine the frequency of contacts (police cautions, youth justice conferences, or finalised court appearances at which one or more offences were proven)...
Report

Violent and property crime trends: local and international comparisons

Overview Aim: To compare crime trends in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the USA, England and Wales, and Scandinavia. Method: Trend data were extracted from publications and online data repositories. Population counts were used to calculate rates from crime counts as required...
Report

Driving while disqualified

Describes trends in charges for driving while disqualified (DWD), to examine characteristics of DWD offenders and the penalties imposed on them. Aim To describe trends in charges for driving while disqualified (DWD), to examine characteristics of DWD offenders and the penalties imposed on them, and...