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Prisons

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Report

Seclusion and restraint: time for a paradigm shift

This research has found high use of seclusion and restraint in prisons, children and young people’s residences and health and disability units, particularly of Māori and Pacific Peoples, prompting calls from the NZ Human Rights Commission for detention agencies to shift their practices. This report...
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Expert and public narratives on crime in New Zealand: gaps and opportunities to communicate reform

In this report, the authors summarise research they have undertaken to understand how experts understand and frame criminal justice, how the public also does so, and where the opportunities for building new, more effective narratives may lie.
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Thematic report: older prisoners

This thematic inspection provides insight into the current treatment of, and conditions experienced by, older prisoners. It provides the Department of Corrections with an early warning of the risks and challenges associated with managing older prisoners.
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Implementing OPCAT in Australia 2020

The Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT) aims to improve how people’s human rights are protected when they are detained. The Australian Human Rights Commission believes that there needs to be greater momentum in...
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Profile of women in prison in NSW

The Keeping Women out of Prison (KWOOP) Coalition commissioned this baseline study to address this gap in the availability of consolidated evidence on the status of women in prison in NSW and the services available to them.
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What were they thinking? A discussion paper on brain and behaviour in relation to the justice system in New Zealand

This discussion paper presents strong evidence of the over-representation of people in the criminal justice system who have had brain injuries, shedding new light on the impact of such injuries and developmental differences on both victims and offenders.
Guide

Design guide for small-scale local facilities

This design guide outlines a scheme for a new architectural model for youth justice facilities in Victoria. It aims to make good design principles concrete, so that the designs of future facilities might have the benefit of a best-practice evidence base.
Briefing paper

Briefing to the United Nations Subcommittee on the Prevention against Torture - February 2020

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (NATSILS) presented this report to the United Nations Subcommittee Prevention of Torture informed by experience and knowledge of the treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in places of detention around Australia.
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Skewed priorities – comparing the growth of prison spending with police spending

This report was originally released in June 2019. The author has released this updated version to correct some errors in the underlying data.
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He Aha i Pērā Ai? The Māori prisoners’ voting rights report

This report addresses three claims that seek repeal of section 80(1)(d) of the Electoral Act 1993. It looks at the level of advice provided to Parliament and the Law and Order Select Committee and the consequent ongoing effects of the legislation on Māori, including the...