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The number of prisoners in Australian prisons has been increasing over the past decade. In Western Australia the number of female offenders has increased by 40 percent over the past five years. One contributing factor to this increase may be the re...
New data shows the continuing national rise in methamphetamine use among Australian police detainees.
Delivered by the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC), the Drug Use Monitoring in Australia (DUMA) program supports the National Drug Strategy through its timely provision of data...
Provides an extensive survey of current Commonwealth laws that limit traditional rights, freedoms and privileges, considers how such laws may be justified, and seeks feedback from the public.
This is the 2nd consultation document for this Inquiry. The ALRC was asked...
Contains comprehensive information on state and territory child protection and support services in 2013-14, and the characteristics of Australian children within the child protection system.
In Australia, statutory child protection is the responsibility of state and territory governments. Each state and...
Overview: This paper summarises a recent Parliamentary Library publication on domestic violence. It provides an overview of the prevalence, risk factors and cost of domestic violence in Australia.
This paper uses the term domestic violence to refer to ‘acts of violence that occur...
Presents statistics relating to the criminal jurisdictions of the Higher (Supreme and Intermediate), Magistrates' and Children's Courts across Australia for the period 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014.
Summary This publication presents nationally comparable statistics relating to the criminal jurisdictions of the...
This report sheds light on the impact on court filings of the 2006 reforms that encouraged greater use of non-court based mechanisms for resolving parenting disputes and the 2009 reforms that brought post-separation property division laws and processes for de facto couples into line with...
An examination of the feasibility and logistics of monitoring human trafficking and slavery, and the options available to perform this monitoring activity.
Abstract As part of its Human Trafficking and Slavery Research Program, the Australian Institute of Criminology has undertaken a technical examination...
This review analysed the events that led up to the Martin Place siege and the range of interactions the gunman had with agencies including the criminal justice system, beginning with his arrival in Australia.
At around 8.33 am on 15 December...
This research reaffirms the need for intensive accommodation support services to complement criminal justice responses to crime and those who have contact with the criminal justice system.
It is generally accepted that a person’s living situation, in particular their experience of...