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April Chrzanowski

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Who is responsible for child maltreatment?

This report explores whether different groups of maltreaters can be identified based on their frequency of contact with child protection agencies. It also explores differences among individuals identified as responsible for harm across age, gender, Indigenous status, relationship with victim and harm type.
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Examining adult-onset offending: a case for adult cautioning

This paper argues that extending formal police cautioning to include first-time, less serious adult-onset offenders is a cost-effective strategy that would enable scarce criminal justice resources to be redirected to provide evidence-based interventions for more serious and prolific offenders who present an ongoing risk of...
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Targeting crime prevention: identifying communities that generate chronic and costly offenders

Abstract Identifying communities and locations where chronic and persistent offenders are most likely to reside, and understanding the factors that produce the interconnections between place and offending, has enormous potential for the effective targeting of crime prevention initiatives. This paper provides a valuable contribution to...
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Legal Aid and Self-Representation in the Family Court of Australia

A considerable amount of research has now been undertaken in response to the emerging phenomenon of self-represented litigants in the Family Court. Some of this research has been concerned with the impact of legal aid cuts. Other studies have documented how the presence of self-represented...