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Aim: The aim of the study was to investigate what proportion of domestic violence (DV) victims who seek help from DV services choose not to report the violence to police and to investigate factors and reasons associated with non-reporting.
Method: Data was...
Aim: To compare reoffending rates between adults given a community service order (CSO) and those given a bond (both supervised and unsupervised) or suspended sentence (both supervised and unsupervised).
Method: Using propensity score matching, offenders who were given CSOs were matched to...
Aim: To determine whether changes to legislation and regulation of licensed premises have affected the willingness of staff in both Top 100 and unranked premises to report assaults on licensed premises.
Method: A random sample of 1600 assaults over the period from...
The Medically Supervised Injecting Centre (MSIC) opened in Kings Cross in May 2001. This paper examines whether there have been (a) increases in the volume of robbery, property crime and drug offences in Kings Cross Local Area Command, or (b) increases in the proportion of...
This study examines the relationship between various statutory presumptions surrounding bail and the risk of bail refusal.
Method: A total 37,165 cases where defendants were either granted or refused bail by a Local Court were analysed to determine what impact the presumptions surrounding...
This report assesses whether confidence in the New South Wales criminal justice system has changed since 2007, whether changes in knowledge and/or punitiveness underpin any changes in confidence, and whether confidence in police differs from confidence in the courts.
Method: Repeat cross-sectional survey...
Examines factors associated with early, late, and not guilty pleas in the District Court of NSW.
There are well established practical, financial and emotional benefits of obtaining guilty pleas early in criminal proceedings. While criminal proceedings in NSW are most commonly...