Criminal justice

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Criminal justice system
NARROWER TERMS
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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.
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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.
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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.