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Circle sentencing was first developed in Canada in 1992 for the sentencing of Indigenous offenders in a community setting, with aims including empowering and healing communities, providing more meaningful sentencing options, supporting offender rehabilitation, and supporting victims. In response to the overrepresentation of Indigenous people...
In 2005 the author was employed as a youth worker in a remote Northern Territory community. In this paper she makes observations about the level of disadvantage evident in the community. She describes the early life experiences and health status of the community, and problems...
Presents 24 months of reception, discharge and custody population data and comparisons between the current and previous quarter for age, gender, indigenous status, most serious offence and the average length of stay.
An exploratory analysis of the factors influencing trial duration in the NSW District Criminal Court.
Aim: To develop a statistical model which enables court administrators to determine the future impact on trial court delay of changes in the backlog of pending trials.
Method: Data on the size of the pending caseload between January 2011 and June 2016...
Aim: To examine the effect of the Bail Act 2013 (NSW) and subsequent ‘show-cause’ amendments on trends in the number and proportion of defendants being refused bail.
Method: Descriptive analysis of the number of defendants, proportion of all defendants and proportion of...
Aim: To examine trends in the use of conditional discharges in New South Wales Local Courts between 2004 and 2015.
Method: Data for adults found guilty of at least one offence in the New South Wales Local Courts between January 2004 and...
Aim: To provide an overview of adult and juvenile re-offending over the last 10 years in New South Wales (NSW).
Method: Descriptive analysis of data from the NSW Re-offending Database (ROD).
Results and conclusion : Most offenders...
Examines changes in community correction order use in Victorian adult courts between January 2012 and December 2014.