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Circle sentencing was first developed in Canada in 1992 for the sentencing of Indigenous offenders in a community setting, with aims including empowering and healing communities, providing more meaningful sentencing options, supporting offender rehabilitation, and supporting victims. In response to the overrepresentation of Indigenous people...
In 2005 the author was employed as a youth worker in a remote Northern Territory community. In this paper she makes observations about the level of disadvantage evident in the community. She describes the early life experiences and health status of the community, and problems...
The illicit movement, trafficking and use of firearms is a serious national threat and a significant safety concern for the Australian community.
The demand for and supply of illicit firearms in Australia is driven by a range of entities, from organised...
The AIC has had a number of notable achievements during the year in relation to the two key aspects of its work—the conduct of criminological research and the dissemination of research findings.
In 2015–16 the Institute conducted research on an impressive array of topics...
While the volume and rate of individual crime types has fluctuated over the past few years, overall, crime in Australia has been decreasing. Australian Crime: Facts & figures uses information compiled from a broad range of sources to create an accurate and...
Aim: To explain the rapid rise in the NSW prison population over the five years from 2011 to 2015.
Methods: Descriptive analysis of court, police and prison data. Kendall’s tau was used to test for significant change in trend...
Examines changes in community correction order use in Victorian adult courts between January 2012 and December 2014.
JusticeNet is an independent not-for-profit organisation that brokers pro bono legal assistance for low-income and disadvantaged South Australians and community organisations, predominantly for civil law matters. In September 2013, JusticeNet commenced a pilot Self- Representation Service, providing legal advice and discrete task assistance to eligible...
Presents data on crime reported to, or detected by, the NSW Police Force from January 1995 to December 2014, with a focus on the statistical trends for the 24 months ending December 2014.
The report includes an overview of trends in...
This report summarises the key South Australian findings from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Crime Victimisation, Australia, 2013-14 (cat. no. 4530.0) which was released on 17 February 2015.
Crime Victimisation, Australia provides the results of an Australia-wide crime victimisation...