Elizabeth Moore


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.

Participant satisfaction with Youth Justice Conferencing

This report evaluates offender and victim satisfaction with New South Wales (NSW) Youth Justice Conferences (YJCs) immediately after conference participation and to re-assess victim satisfaction 4 months after the conference date.

The impact of the NSW Young Offenders Act (1997) on the likelihood of a custodial order

The aim of this study was to determine whether the introduction of the Young Offenders Act had any impact on (a) the probability that a young offender will receive a custodial order 1; and (b) the time taken to receive a first custodial order. These...

Restorative justice initiatives: public opinion and support in NSW

This paper examines public opinion and support for restorative justice initiatives for theft/vandalism and assault offences across NSW in 2011. Method: An independent market research company completed 2,530 telephone interviews with NSW residents over a 4-week period. Results: There was widespread support for restorative justice...

The use of police cautions and youth justice conferences in NSW in 2010

This paper assesses whether the philosophy of the Young Offenders Act (YOA) is being adhered to in respect to the nature of offences being diverted and the use of the hierarchical approach to sanctioning.