Jacqueline Fitzgerald


​Why is the NSW prison population still growing? Another look at prison trends between 2011 and 2015

Abstract Aim: To explain the rapid rise in the NSW prison population over the five years from 2011 to 2015. Methods: Descriptive analysis of court, police and prison data. Kendall’s tau was used to test for significant change in trend data. Results: Between June 2011...

Who goes to prison for breaching an Apprehended Domestic Violence Order? An analysis of police narratives

Aim: To identify the situational and offender characteristics associated with prison sentences for Apprehended Domestic Violence Order (ADVO) breaches. Method: Case narratives from police incident reports of ADVO breach incidents in NSW were analysed. Two samples were examined: (1) breach incidents where the offender involved...

Trial court delay and the NSW District Criminal Court

Summary Between 2007 and 2014 trial delay in the NSW District Criminal Court increased 34% for defendants on bail and 44% for those on remand. In 2014 the pending caseload had increased to 1716 trials. This reports finds these results to be due to increases...

The impact of the NSW Bail Act (2013) on trends in bail and remand in New South Wales

Aim: To consider trends in bail and remand prior to and immediately following the implementation of the Bail Act (2013) on 20 May 2014 and the ‘show cause’ amendments on 28 January 2015. Method: Descriptive analysis of trends in police use of Bail CANs, police...

Lockouts and last drinks: the impact of the January 2014 liquor licence reforms on assaults in NSW, Australia

This study finds that the January 2014 reforms appear to have reduced the incidence of assault in the Kings Cross and CBD entertainment precincts. Abstract Aims: To determine (1) whether the January 2014 reforms to the NSW Liquor Act reduced the incidence of assault in...