Tracy Cussen


Self-inflicted deaths in Australian prisons

The AIC has operated the National Deaths in Custody Program since 1991, following a recommendation by the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. This study updates and extends an earlier AIC study, which examined the important issue of self-inflicted deaths in prison custody using...

Deaths in custody in Australia: National Deaths in Custody Program 2011–12 and 2012–13

Abstract: The data presented in this report include frequencies of deaths in prison and police custody and information regarding the deceased, including demographic information and cause of death. Long term trends are also presented. In 2011–12 and 2012–13, there were 144 deaths in custody, 73...

Indigenous and non-Indigenous homicide in Australia

Abstract: Describes selected characteristics of Indigenous and non-Indigenous homicides as recorded within the Australian Institute of Criminology’s National Homicide Monitoring Program from 1 July 1989 to 30 June 2012.

Domestic family homicide in Australia

Updates Mouzos and Rushforth’s (2003) findings describing characteristics of domestic/family homicides in Australia from 1 July 2002 to 30 June 2012. Introduction In 2003, the Australian Institute of Criminology published a report that drew attention to the characteristics of domestic/family homicide based on the differing...

Homicide in Australia: 2010–11 to 2011–12: National Homicide Monitoring Program report

There were 479 homicide incidents involving 511 victims and 532 identified offenders over the two year reporting period. Abstract In this National Homicide Monitoring Program (NHMP) report, the nature and context of homicides occurring throughout the 2010–11 and 2011–12 financial years are described. Although much...