Search results

571 results found


The methamphetamine market: police detainee perspectives

The data in this report was collected as part of the Australian Institute of Criminology’s Drug Use Monitoring in Australia (DUMA) program, which is a quarterly collection of criminal justice and drug use information from police detainees at multiple sites across Australia.

National deaths in custody program: deaths in custody in Australia 2013–14 and 2014–15

This report presents data on the number of deaths in custody that occurred during 2013–14 and 2014–15, and trend data on deaths in prison custody (from 1979–80) and police custody and custody-related operations (from 1989–90).

Drug use monitoring in Australia: 2015 and 2016 report on drug use among police detainees

The Drug Use Monitoring in Australia (DUMA) program is the nation’s largest and longest-running ongoing survey of police detainees across the country. This report describse the DUMA data collected between January 2015 and December 2016 at Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth and Sydney.

Deaths in custody in Australia: National deaths in custody program 2007

The overall number of recorded deaths, and the rate per relevant population, has declined significantly in prisons since 1997. However, there has been no statistically significant change in the overall number of police custody deaths since 1990. The overall trend masks the long-term decline in...

Women, drug use and crime: findings from the Drug Use Monitoring in Australia program

This report finds differences in drug use between male and female detainees and between Indigenous and non-Indigenous female detainees, highlighting different patterns of drug usage and dependencies and of associated most serious offences leading to arrest. The Drug Use Monitoring in Australia program makes a...

Preventing sexual violence against young women from African backgrounds

This exploratory study investigated the understanding and experiences of sexual coercion and violence by young women from African refugee and migrant backgrounds.

Police detainee predictions on future Australian illicit drug market influences

Predicting market influences supports government, law enforcement and health sectors to proactively develop strategies to address future challenges in the Australian illicit drug market.

Criminal misuse of the Domain Name System

This report presents the findings of a preliminary inquiry into the nature of and the risks arising from misuse of the Domain Name System (DNS), and how criminological and regulatory approaches can assist in minimising risks of such misuse.

How much does prison really cost? Comparing the costs of imprisonment with community corrections

The purpose of this research was to calculate the total net cost of pathways through imprisonment and community corrections in Victoria, taking into account a range of direct and indirect costs and savings associated with a matched cohort of prisoners and offenders.

Plea negotiations: an empirical analysis

Negotiating guilty pleas (‘plea bargaining’) is a central element of criminal justice processes in Australia, yet little is known outside the legal community about the frequency and outcomes of plea negotiations. This study addresses this important knowledge gap through qualitative and quantitative analysis of cases...