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Between 2007 and 2014 trial delay in the NSW District Criminal Court increased 34% for defendants on bail and 44% for those on remand. In 2014 the pending caseload had increased to 1716 trials. This reports finds these results to be due...
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...
This study finds that although suspended sentences were introduced as an alternative to prison, in New South Wales they appear to have had the opposite effect.
Aim: To see whether the introduction of suspended sentences reduced the number of offenders...
This study finds evidence that parole is effective in reducing the risk of re-offending in Australia.
The current study sought to address four questions of importance to correctional policy:
1. Does unconditional release increase the risk, speed or seriousness...
This study finds that offending on parole is less common than previous studies have suggested.
Aim: To measure the rate of re-offending on parole and identify the predictors of both general and violent offending on parole. To describe the types...
This paper provides a preliminary analysis of the rapid rise in the NSW prison population from January 2013 to March 2014.
Method: Descriptive analysis of court, crime, arrest and correctional data, and ARIMA modelling of prison trends.
Results: The key factors...
This study examined the risk of re-offending of those who received an intensive correction order, relative to those who received periodic detention and suspended sentences with supervision.
Method: Details of offenders’ demographic and offence characteristics, prior convictions and penalties received, and re-offences were...
Aim: To describe and discuss regional variation between parts of NSW in the rate at which theft and robbery offences have fallen.
Method: Percentage changes in rates of offending in robbery and various categories of theft were calculated for the period 2000...
This paper finds that the national decline in robbery and theft offences is partly due to a reduction in heroin use and partly due to improvements in the economy, but that other factors are likely to have also played a role.
This study aimed to determine whether higher levels of personal and financial stress and/or lower levels of social support at one point in time are associated with a higher risk of experiencing physical violence at a later point in time.
Method: Logistic generalized...