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This paper examines the experience of Indigenous Australians in relation to the resolution of legal problems in comparison with non-Indigenous people. Using the Legal AustraliaWide (LAW) Survey national dataset, the findings show that Indigenous respondents were significantly more likely than others to have unresolved crime...
This report was prepared as part of the New Zealand Law Foundation-funded project: Artificial Intelligence and Law in New Zealand . The overall focus of the report is on the regulatory issues surrounding uses of AI in New Zealand.
This House Standing Committee report investigates the lack of harmonisation within Australia’s legal system, and between the legal systems of Australia and New Zealand, with particular reference to differences that have an impact on trade and commerce.
This briefing paper examines some of the developments in 2002-03 in court procedures involving child sexual assault complainants. It also explores methods of monitoring convicted child sex offenders. While the paper focuses on initiatives in the New South Wales criminal justice system, comparisons are made...
Hannah McGlade who writes about how Aboriginal women and girls are being discriminated against by the criminal justice system on the basis of their Aboriginality and gender, notwithstanding the existence of formal legislation prohibiting such discrimination. In examining the legal system's unequal treatment of Aboriginal...
Results of a Criminology Research Council funded study argues for a nationwide system of screening of all accused offenders taken into police custody to identify those who require a comprehensive mental health assessment. Cross-agency communication also needs to be encouraged and further developed, and training...
This plain language guide to the criminal justice system aims to show what help is available, from the time a crime occurs right through to after the court case has concluded.
It also provides information about support services available, including where to go for...
Nigel Stobbs writes about the disadvantage suffered by Indigenous victims, witnesses and defendants who don't speak English or for whom English is not their primary language. Stobbs writes that the issue involves more than sending in an interpreter.
In June 2003 the CMC presented to the Queensland Parliament its report Seeking justice: an inquiry into the handling of sexual offences by the criminal justice system. The report made 23 recommendations for reform of the criminal justice system, also recommending that the CMC subsequently...