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Introduction: This report summarises the key South Australian findings from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Personal Safety, Australia, 2012 (cat. no. 4906.0) in which Australia-wide and very limited state-specific information was released on 11 December 2013 with additional state-specific information released on 7...
The Magistrates’ Court of Victoria considered how the Drug Court of Victoria may deliver its services to the wider community, including a proposal for expansion to additional locations.
KPMG was engaged by the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria to undertake an...
Aims: To determine: 1) whether providing legal advice to defendants in Apprehended Domestic Violence Order (ADVO) proceedings reduces the frequency with which ADVOs are breached; 2) what defendants and stakeholders think about the pilot legal advice service provided to defendants by Legal Aid NSW....
In the 24 months to September 2014, none of the major offence categories showed a significant upward trend across New South Wales as a whole.
Ten of the major offences showed significant downward trends:non-domestic assault (down 8.1%); robbery without a weapon (down...
Describes the nature of malicious damage to property offences in Bourke Local Government Area, considering the characteristics of both the offence and known offenders.
In the 12 months to March 2014, the rate of malicious damage to property offences in Bourke...
This paper aims to identify and analyse several predominant issues and discourses as they relate to the burgeoning interrelationship between social media, crime and victim.
In this paper we analyse the kidnapping, rape and murder of Jill Meagher as a case...
This report estimates the costs of crime for the calendar year 2011.
This report seeks to estimate how much crime costs the Australian economy by calculating the number of crimes that come to the attention of the authorities and, using...
The NSW adult prison population has fallen from a peak of 10,825 in April to 10,426 in September.
This report presents 24 months of reception, discharge and custody population data and comparisons between the current and previous quarter for age, gender,...
Examines community perceptions of crime and safety, offender rates and characteristics, crime rates, victims; measures of policy effectiveness, courts (including bail and sentencing outcomes);recidivism; corrections (including prison population levels); and expenditure on the criminal justice system.
Summary Crime and justice are complex and...
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...