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Finding effective ways to prevent crime is important. This project was designed to demonstrate the feasibility of combining data from a 12-year Australian longitudinal study with prevention strategy investment data, to estimate potential returns, including a reduction in intimate partner violence and prison entry.
This report found evidence which suggests that a well-designed, specialist response to repeat drink driving, would provide a promising alternative to traditional sentencing approaches.
This study sought to examine the prevalence of cognitive impairment in a representative sample of Indigenous offenders from Victorian prisons.
This study examines the characteristics that impact on a young person receiving a caution as opposed to a charge from police and the impact this has on reoffending within a twelve month follow up period.
Rick Sarre and Lorana Bartels ask if there's a case for an overhaul of nationwide parole laws?
Aim: To determine whether recidivism was associated with parole release authority; and to determine whether re-offending was also related to being under supervision or not.
Method: Time to first proven re-offence was examined for 1,644 matched offenders who served between 18 and...
Aim: To investigate whether completing the Custody-based Intensive Treatment (CUBIT) program for moderate to high risk/needs sex offenders reduces re-offending.
Method: The study sample includes 386 male offenders identified by custodial staff as suitable for participation in CUBIT who were released from...
Prolific offenders are found to make a disproportionate contribution to the total volume of offending and recidivism, according to this report.
Aim: To examine the frequency of contacts (police cautions, youth justice conferences, or finalised court appearances at which one or more offences...
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...
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...