Criminal justice

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Criminal justice system
NARROWER TERMS


Report

Engendering justice: the sentencing of women and girls in Queensland

This report examines courts data for cases involving women and girls sentenced in Queensland between 2005-06 and 2018-19. It examines trends and patterns in the sentencing of women and girls, and provides insight into factors that contribute to women and girls becoming involved in the...
Report

Intimate Partner Abuse Solution programs

Intimate Partner Abuse Solution (IPAS) programs were first developed in the 1970s as diversion programs to prevent jail overcrowding. Researchers brought together experts with diverse perspectives and experiences related to conducting, evaluating and collaborating with IPAS programs, to identify a set of prioritised recommendations that...
Report

Support for children of imprisoned parents in New South Wales

This inquiry was established to look into the possible impact on children of imprisoned parents in NSW, and the adequacy of policies and services to assist them. In particular, it examined what services are available, how effective they are, and whether improvements could be made.
Report

Young people with acquired brain injury: preventing entrenchment in the criminal justice system

This report explores whether children and young people with an acquired brain injury might be over-represented in the criminal justice system in Victoria. It also discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the current system in responding to the needs of young people with cognitive impairment.
Strategy

Wirkara Kulpa: Aboriginal youth justice strategy 2022–2032

This strategy was developed and led from the outset by the Aboriginal Justice Caucus. This process commenced with a planning workshop in 2018 where the Caucus outlined their aspirations for, and approach to, creating Victoria’s first Aboriginal youth justice strategy.
Report

Attrition of human trafficking and slavery cases through the Australian criminal justice system

The investigation and prosecution of human trafficking and slavery cases is challenging. The purpose of this study was twofold: to identify the points of attrition in the criminal justice process (defined as when a matter was referred to the police until the achievement of a...
Report

Improving the justice system response to sexual offences: report

This report is the result of a major inquiry held over 18 months, involving 99 consultations, and attracting 71 submissions. The report contains 91 recommendations to improve the way the justice system in Victoria responds to sexual offences.
Report

Review of the service system and implementation requirements for raising the minimum age of criminal responsibility in the Australian Capital Territory: final report

The ACT Legislative Assembly has committed to raising the minimum age of criminal responsibility. This report identifies opportunities for reform to achieve improved outcomes for children and their families. It also proposes an alternative response to meet the needs of children affected by the changing...
Strategy

Northern Territory Aboriginal justice agreement 2021–2027

The Northern Territory Aboriginal Justice Agreement (the Agreement) outlines how the parties will work together to improve justice outcomes for Aboriginal Territorians. The Agreement has three aims and identifies the commitments and actions to be delivered over seven years.
Report

Benchmarking the use of audiovisual link technologies in Australian criminal courts before the pandemic

This report is the second published by the AIC arising from its national video courts research program and documents the development and implementation of AVL (audiovisual link) technologies in the criminal courts in Australia, before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in late 2019.
Report

Audiovisual link technologies in Australian criminal courts: practical and legal considerations

This report assesses the practical and legal considerations that need to be taken into account when adopting audio-visual link (AVL) technologies in the criminal courts, and concludes by identifying best practice initiatives for the adoption of AVL technologies in Australia.
Discussion paper

Leaving custody behind: foundations for safer communities and gender-informed criminal justice systems - issues paper

The purpose of this paper is to highlight the rising rates of women’s incarceration in Victoria and to build foundations for an alternative trajectory.
Report

Improving mental health outcomes for Indigenous Australians in the criminal justice system

This report synthesises available evidence from programs and initiatives that aim to improve mental health for Indigenous Australians who have contact with the criminal justice system.
Report

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices in disability support services: a collation of systematic reviews

This report synthesises the published literature on how First Nations people in Australia understand and experience disability, and on promising practice in disability support services for Indigenous people internationally, in order to inform cultural safety in Australian disability services.
Report

The high level of First Nations people in custody and oversight and review of deaths in custody: report

This report highlights that the current arrangements for reviewing deaths in custody are complex, with many of the functions overlapping across a number of different oversight bodies, and not one lead body to coordinate an effective approach.
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.
Policy report

Policy futures: a reform agenda

This publication has been prepared to increase the accessibility of valuable evidence and experiences to policy-makers within Australia. It is intended to encourage more partnership approaches toward developing public policy that are informed by broad groups of experts, including Churchill Fellows.
Report

Family violence policies, legislation and services: improving access and suitability for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men

This report outlines research investigating the pathways of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men through the family violence legal and support service system, seeking better understanding of the opportunities for rehabilitation that are respectful and culturally responsive, and to see if these pathways enable positive...
Report

Never let a crisis go to waste: social policy opportunities from COVID-19

In this paper, the authors share a range of ideas relating to health, labour markets, the tax and transfer system, gender equality, education, housing, and criminal justice. The aim is to provide an optimistic, forward-looking counterpoint to what has undoubtedly been a catastrophic year.