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NCJ Number: 157102 Find in a Library
Title: External Oversight of Complaints Against Police in Australia: A Cross-Jurisdictional Comparison
Corporate Author: Queensland Criminal Justice Cmssn
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 44
Sponsoring Agency: Queensland Criminal Justice Cmssn
Brisbane Albert Street, QLD, 4002
Publication Number: ISBN 0-7242-6521-X
Sale Source: Queensland Criminal Justice Cmssn
P.O. Box 137
Brisbane Albert Street, QLD,
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: This report describes and compares the key features of the eight agencies currently exercising police oversight functions in Australia.
Abstract: These agencies include the Criminal Justice Commission in Queensland; Ombudsmen in New South Wales, the Northern Territory, Tasmania, and at the Commonwealth (Federal) level; the Deputy Ombudsman in Victoria; the Parliamentary Commission for Administrative Investigations in Western Australia, and the Police Complaints Authority in South Australia. Each section of the report describes an agency's role and function, whether the agency has its own motion powers, the jurisdiction of the agency in relation to complaints made by police against other police, whether the agency uses seconded police, the investigative powers available to the agency, whether the agency can impose sanctions, whether informal resolution or conciliation is used, and the formal accountability of the oversight agency. 1 table
Main Term(s): Foreign police
Index Term(s): Australia; Complaint processing; Complaints against police; Grievance procedures; Ombudsmen; Police commissions
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