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NCJ Number: 119115 Find in a Library
Title: Current Correctional Research in Australia (From Current Australian Trends in Corrections, P 75-79, 1988, David Biles, ed. -- See NCJ-119105)
Author(s): D Biles
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 5
Sponsoring Agency: Federation Press (Distributed by Gaunt)
Annandale, NSW 2038, Australia
Sale Source: Federation Press (Distributed by Gaunt)
71 Johnson Street
P.O. Box 45
Annandale, NSW 2038,
Type: Program/Project Description
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: Since its founding in 1973 the Australian Institute of Criminology has conducted extensive research on corrections in Australia as well as on other criminal justice topics.
Abstract: Since 1976 it has published monthly statistics on the numbers of inmates. It also publishes national probation and parole statistics, which will soon be changed to community corrections statistics. Other bulletins focus on incarcerated juveniles and on prison statistics in other Asian and Pacific nations. An annual census that gathered data on 28 inmate characteristics began in 1982. The censuses have revealed a gross overrepresentation of Aborigines in all Australian prison systems and a lower use of community-based sentencing for them. Variations among jurisdictions have also been found. The census findings have prompted specific research projects on prison population projection, pretrial detention, inmate deaths, and prison overcrowding. Other research has focused on recidivism.
Main Term(s): Corrections research
Index Term(s): Australia; Corrections in foreign countries; Research uses in policymaking
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