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Aims: To assess the longer-term effects of the 2014 NSW liquor law reforms on levels of violence in the inner Sydney area.
Method: Interrupted time series models were used to examine the effects of the legislative reforms introduced in January 2014. Police...
Aim: To determine which factors were associated with (1) female experiences of intimate partner violence (IPV), (2) female reporting of physical or sexual assault by an intimate partner to the police and (3) females seeking help and support after experiencing IPV.
Aims: To determine: (1) the long-term risk that someone charged with a violent offence will commit another violent offence (2) what factors influence the likelihood of desistance and the length of time to the next violent offence for those who do...
Aim: To describe trends in Indigenous arrest rates in New South Wales for property and violent offences.
Method: Descriptive analysis of overall and age-specific trends for property and violent crime.
Results: Over the last 15 years in NSW the rate...
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 examine trends in non-domestic assault in Pyrmont and The Star casino since the February 2014 reforms contained in the Liquor Amendment Act 2014 (popularly known as the ‘lockout laws’) were implemented in central Sydney.
Method: Time series analysis, police narrative...
Aim: To explain the rapid rise in the NSW prison population over the five years from 2011 to 2015.
Methods: Descriptive analysis of court, police and prison data. Kendall’s tau was used to test for significant change in trend...
Aim: To consider trends in bail and remand prior to and immediately following the implementation of the Bail Act (2013) on 20 May 2014 and the ‘show cause’ amendments on 28 January 2015.
Method: Descriptive analysis of trends in police use of...
Prison population forecasting is fraught with difficulty. Many factors affect the size of the prison population, including levels of crime, the number of arrests, the proportion of arrestees convicted, the proportion refused bail, the proportion given a prison sentence, the average length of prison sentences,...
This study finds that the January 2014 reforms appear to have reduced the incidence of assault in the Kings Cross and CBD entertainment precincts.
Aims: To determine (1) whether the January 2014 reforms to the NSW Liquor Act reduced the...