Criminal law

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Report

Crime, justice and social capital in the Torres Strait region

Torres Strait Islanders had a strong sense of themselves as composed of distinct peoples and cultures different from those of the mainland. This report examines the extent of crime occurring and how justice is practised in the Torres Strait Islands.
Strategy

Building back better: Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service COVID-19 recovery plan

This strategy document identifies key issues and makes targeted recommendations across criminal, civil and family law – with the objective of ensuring Aboriginal people are not left behind.
Briefing paper

The law on judicial bias: a primer

This background paper provides an introductory summary and overview of key aspects of the law on judicial bias, as it relates to the Australian federal judiciary.
Report

Report of the Inquiry into NSW Police Force strip search practices

The Inquiry into NSW Police Force strip search practices, set out in this report, represents a significant body of work - comprising a total of seven investigations, as well as an analysis of NSW Police Force policies and training, and oversight of police investigations of...
Report

Corporate crime in Australia: the extent of the problem

This is the first study to comprehensively examine the frequency, nature and context of offending by Australian corporations. While similar studies have been conducted in other countries, particularly the United States, the extent to which Australian corporations offend—and whether they do so across multiple regulatory...
Report

Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants: final report

The Victorian government established this Royal Commission in December 2018, after the High Court of Australia upheld the decisions of Victorian courts to allow the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to disclose to a group of convicted persons that Victoria Police had used former defence...
Report

Accurately identifying the “person most in need of protection” in domestic and family violence law

When police are called to an incident of domestic and family violence (DFV), one of their tasks under DFV law is to determine whether a party is in need of protection from future harm. This research project focused on identifying areas of improvement in police...
Report

The use of DNA in criminal investigations

This review surveyed the expansion of the collection and use of DNA in criminal investigations in New Zealand. It was concluded that new DNA legislation is needed. The Criminal Investigations (Bodily Samples) Act 1995 (CIBS Act) is no longer fit for purpose, constitutionally sound or...
Report

Bail practices and policy alternatives in Australia

There was a rapid increase in the remand in custody population in Australia between 2008 and 2018, partly caused by legislative responses to some high-profile offences committed by defendants while on bail. The approach in this study was to explore bail and remand policy that...
Discussion paper

Coercive control: discussion paper

The Department of Communities and Justice (NSW) has released this discussion paper on coercive and controlling behaviour in the context of domestic and family violence in NSW.