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Funded and endorsed by the Australasian Juvenile Justice Administrators, this is one of the first national scale research reports into the bail and remand practices for young Australians. A young person can be placed in custody on remand (ie refused bail) after...
The power of the state to confiscate assets derived from criminal acts is well-accepted in criminal justice. This paper considers the scope and impact of laws concerned with unexplained wealth in Australia.
Unexplained wealth laws are thought to deter would-be criminals by reducing the...
When sentencing Indigenous offenders, courts in Australia and New Zealand do their work in the knowledge that the rates of Indigenous imprisonment are much higher than the rates for the community as a whole.
This brief seeks to provide an evidence base for the...
In recent years, the Australian Government has committed significant resources to combating trafficking in persons. Within this larger anti-trafficking effort, the community sector, law enforcement, prosecutors, health professionals and members of the community all have an important role to play. As each sector comes to...
It has been estimated that Australia expends between $1.3 and $2 billion annually on drug law enforcement activity. How do we measure the efficiency and effectiveness of this action, particularly when it is just part of the national effort to reduce demand and levels of...
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) (2008: 5) has defined consumer scams as a fraudulent invitation, request, notification or offer, designed to obtain someone’s personal information or money or otherwise obtain a financial benefit by deceptive means.
This brief focuses on Indigenous sentencing courts, which operate in all Australian states and territories except Tasmania.
These courts have been established according to protocols and practices, and can be distinguished from more informal practices that occur in remote areas where judicial officers travel...