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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 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 compare estimates of re-offending obtained from two sources, police data on persons of interest proceeded against and court finalisation data.
Method: Offenders who were convicted in a NSW Local or Higher Court in 2009 and received a non-custodial penalty were...
This paper examines the outcomes of assessments for intensive correction orders, including the penalties imposed on those deemed unsuitable.
Method: Assessment data for intensive correction orders were obtained from Corrective Services NSW and linked to finalised court appearances between 1 October 2010 and...
This study measured the level of variation across the NSW Police Force’s Local Area Commands (LACs) in the proportion of young persons diverted from court, before and after adjusting for factors police may consider when deciding how to proceed against a young person.
This paper examines the profile of offenders given intensive correction orders in New South Wales and compares these offenders with those who received other penalties.
Method: Details of offenders’ demographic and offence characteristics, prior convictions and penalties were examined. Logistic regression models were...
This paper proposes a method for more efficient identification of those at higher risk of re-offending.
Aims: The objectives of this study were (1) to explore the effects of applying a screening tool to determine who is administered the Level of Service Inventory...
This snapshot describes the penalties imposed on adult offenders convicted of sexual assault (not including child sexual assault).
The most common penalty imposed on an offender convicted of sexual assault was a prison sentence. Prison penalties were imposed on 86 per cent of offenders...
This study shows the pattern of sentencing for a range of domestic violence offences in the NSW Local and District Criminal Courts, and identifies the characteristics which influence whether offenders guilty of domestic violence- related assault receive a sentence of imprisonment.
Method: Data were...
This snapshot describes the penalties imposed on adult offenders convicted of break and enter.
The most common penalty imposed on an offender convicted of break and enter was a prison sentence. Prison penalties were imposed on 64 per cent of offenders convicted of an...