Corrections

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Corrections workforce
NARROWER TERMS


Report

Penalties for assaults on public officers: final report

This report represents the Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council's work to understand and reform sentencing for assaults on public officers.
Report

Ombudsman's own initiative investigation in relation to issues surrounding the death in custody of Mr Wayne Fella Morrison

The Ombudsman conducted an ‘own initiative’ investigation of the Department for Correctional Services’ handling of various issues before and after the 2016 death of an Aboriginal prisoner, Mr Morrison.
Report

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.
Report

Skewed priorities: comparing the growth of prison spending with police spending

Australia has seen rapid, unsustainable growth in its incarceration rate. Over the past ten years, the proportion of Australian residents who are incarcerated has risen by 30 percent. The purpose of this paper is to show what this increase means in real terms. Every extra...
Report

Report on Government Services 2019 Justice: Chapter 8 - Corrective services

This chapter reports on prison custody and a range of community corrections orders and programs for adult offenders which are delivered separately by the eight states and territories.
Report

Report on government services 2019: Community services - Chapter 17 Youth justice services

This chapter reports on the performance of governments in providing youth justice services.
Briefing paper

A statistical snapshot of crime and justice in New South Wales

This paper collates recent statistical information on crime rates, victims, offenders, policing, juvenile justice, criminal courts and corrections in New South Wales. It is designed to provide an evidence base to inform public discussion and policy development.
Policy report

Report on government services 2018: Justice - Chapter 6 Police services

The focus of performance reporting in this chapter is on police services, covering the operations of the police agencies of each State and Territory government, including the ACT community policing function performed by the Australian Federal Police.
Report

Report on government services 2018: Justice - Chapter 8 Corrective services

This chapter reports on prison custody and a range of community corrections orders and programs for adult offenders which are delivered separately by the eight states and territories.
Report

Report on government services 2018: Community services - Chapter 17 Youth justice

This chapter reports on the performance of governments in providing youth justice services.
Report

Corruption risks associated with the corrections sector

This report analyses the major corruption issues associated with the corrections sector, drawing on research and case studies in Victoria, and from across Australia and internationally.
Report

Intensive correction orders versus short prison sentence: a comparison of re-offending

This resource compares re-offending rates in NSW between those who received an intensive correction order (ICO) and those who received short prison sentence (less than two years).
Discussion paper

Responding to the problem of recidivist drink drivers: issues paper

This issues paper considers a new approach to the problem of repeat drink driving through the introduction of a specialist, problem-solving court.
Report

Managing Community Correction Orders

A community correction order (CCO) is a sentence imposed by a court that allows offenders to complete their sentences in a community setting. Offenders on CCOs may have to comply with specific conditions imposed by the courts, such as mandatory drug or alcohol treatment, and...
Report

Transition from prison for people with intellectual disability: a qualitative study of service professionals

People with intellectual disability face a range of challenges on their release from prison due both to their own needs and the complexity of the service delivery system, which can make effective service delivery difficult. This difficulty is exacerbated by the sometimes combative nature of...
Report

Recidivism among prisoners: who comes back?

This study examined recidivism in an Australian correctional population. Three different groups of offenders were identified from their recidivism profiles: low-risk or slow recidivists, moderate-risk or delayed recidivists, and high-risk or rapid recidivists. Slow recidivists were more likely to be younger Indigenous men, with a...
Briefing paper

The economic benefits of providing public housing and support to formerly homeless people

The research examined the impact of programs providing social housing with support for people experiencing homelessness under the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH).
Report

The death of Mr Carl Williams at HM Barwon Prison - investigation into Corrections Victoria

Carl Williams' death raises important concerns about the monitoring systems in place at Barwon Prison. The report finds that Corrections Victoria failed in its statutory obligations to Mr Williams and identifies major deficiencies in relation to how intelligence information is gathered, coordinated and shared within...
Evaluation

Evaluation of the Vanuatu Correctional Services project

The Evaluation of the Vanuatu Correctional Services Project was commissioned by the three key partners involved in the Project: the Government of Vanuatu (VanGov), the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affaires and Trade (MFAT) (NZAID Programme), and the Department of Corrections (NZ). The purpose of...
Report

Remand in custody: critical factors and key issues

Between 1984 and 2004 the proportion of remanded prisoners rose from 12 to 20 percent of the total prisoner population, and the rate of prisoners remanded into custody tripled. In an attempt to identify the factors associated with high and low remand rates the researchers...