The long-term effect of the NSW Drug Court on recidivism
Treating drug-related offenders is far more effective than sending them to prison, according to this research. The researchers compared re-offending rates among Drug Court participants with offenders who had been deemed eligible for the Drug Court but not placed on it. Offenders were followed up...
Circle Sentencing, incarceration and recidivism
This study by the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) has found that Aboriginal people who participate in Circle Sentencing have lower rates of imprisonment and recidivism than Aboriginal people who are sentenced in the traditional way.
Can pre-recorded evidence raise conviction rates in cases of domestic violence?
The objective of this present study is to determine whether or not pre-recorded evidence raises the probability of a conviction in cases of Domestic Violence (DV) assault. In order to answer this question, the authors use administrative police and court data from New South Wales.
Evaluation of the 2015 Domestic Violence Evidence-in-Chief (DVEC) reforms
This report was prepared investigate the impact of the 2015 Domestic Violence Evidence-in-Chief (DVEC) reforms on court outcomes for domestic violence assaults in New South Wales.