Don Weatherburn


The NSW Rolling List Court evaluation: final report

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.

Indigenous imprisonment in NSW: a closer look at the trend

This study helps to explain the upward trend in Indigenous imprisonment in NSW between January 2012 and September 2016.

The determinants of trial duration: a preliminary study

An exploratory analysis of the factors influencing trial duration in the NSW District Criminal Court.

The NSW prison population simulation model: a policy analysis tool

Aim: To describe a simulation model of the NSW prison system and demonstrate its utility as a tool for examining the effects of changes to the criminal justice system that influence the number of prisoners in custody. Method: The model consists of four states (bail...

Forecasting trial delay in the NSW District Criminal Court: an update

Aim: To develop a statistical model which enables court administrators to determine the future impact on trial court delay of changes in the backlog of pending trials. Method: Data on the size of the pending caseload between January 2011 and June 2016 were drawn from...