Criminal justice

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Criminal justice system
NARROWER TERMS
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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.
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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...
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Partners in crime: the relationship between disadvantage and Australia’s criminal justice systems

This report explores the relationship between disadvantage and Australia’s criminal justice systems. The report draws on findings from a range of consultations with experts from across the sector including academics, service providers, practitioners, government and community actors from multiple jurisdictions, through individual consultations, roundtable discussions...
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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...
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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...
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Keeping communities at the centre of Justice Reinvestment

Justice Reinvestment programmes take many forms, but most share a simple aim - to redirect spending on criminal justice into social justice initiatives that strengthen communities and reduce social harms, including offending behaviours. This report explores the potential of Justice Reinvestment as an alternative to...
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Youth justice in Australia: themes from recent inquiries

This paper explores key themes arising from recent reviews into Australian youth justice systems.
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Children held on remand in Victoria: a report on sentencing outcomes

This report examines case outcomes for children who were held on remand in Victoria in 2017–18. It reports on the demographics and criminal history of children held on remand, the offences remanded children were charged with and the outcome of their case. It considers the...
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Committals: report

This report is about improving committal and other pre-trial indictable procedures to reduce trauma for victims and witnesses, improve efficiency in the criminal justice system, and ensure fair trial rights.
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Care-experienced children and the criminal justice system

It has long been suggested that children in out-of-home care are more likely to come into contact with the criminal justice system. This paper investigates the link between the experience of care and involvement with the criminal justice system, using a multi-method approach that includes...