Isabel Taussig


Sentencing snapshot: homicide and related offences

This report aims to describe the penalties imposed on convicted homicide offenders. The average age of an adult offender convicted of homicide in NSW during the years 2009 to 2010 was 35 years. Of these, 84.1 per cent were male, and 59.5 per cent had...

Penalties and reconviction risk among offenders convicted of drug driving

This report by Lawlink aims to investigate: 1) penalties for drug driving; 2) risk of reconviction among drug drivers; and 3) how penalties and reconviction risk vary according to offender characteristics. In 2010, 14.7 per cent of Australians aged 14 years or older reported using...
Briefing paper

Sentencing snapshot: Homicide and related offences

This briefing paper describes sentencing outcomes for adult offenders convicted of the offence of homicide and related offences between 2009 and 2010 in the NSW Criminal Courts. Aim: To describe the penalties imposed on convicted homicide offenders Summary: The average age of an adult offender...

Youth Justice Conferences: participant profile and conference characteristics

This brief describes the experience of attending a Youth Justice Conference, with regard to how long conferences take, who attends, what kinds of outcomes are agreed on, and whether these factors change in respect to the age, Indigenous status or gender of the young offender...

Evaluation of the Local Court Process Reforms

This paper assesses whether the Local Court Process Reforms (LCPR) are associated with shorter police time preparing Briefs of Evidence, longer hearing times for defended cases, more court adjournments and longer court delay/ finalisation times. Method: A quasi-experiment where Manly Local Court returned to the...