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NCJ Number: 42960 Find in a Library
Title: COSTS OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE - AN ANALYSIS
Author(s): A KONONEWSKY
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 146
Sponsoring Agency: Australian Institute of Criminology
Canberra ACT, 2601, Australia
Sale Source: Australian Institute of Criminology
GPO Box 2944
Canberra ACT, 2601,
Australia
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: THIS STUDY EXAMINES THE ACTUAL COST TO THE AUSTRALIAN TAXPAYER OR RUNNING AND ADMINISTERING THE NATIONS CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM - POLICE, PRISONS, COURTS, ETC.
Abstract: IT IS DIVIDED INTO TWO GENERAL AREAS OF INVESTIGATION CORRESPONDING TO THE AREAS FROM WHICH THE DATA WERE COMPILED. THE FIRST PART COVERS THE NET EXPENDITURE ON POLICE, GOALS AND REFORMATORIES AND ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE. THESE DATA WERE OBTAINED FROM PUBLICATIONS 2 AND WORKSHEETS 3 BASED ON THE STATES' CONSOLIDATED REVENUE FUNDS AND VARIOUS TRUST OR SPECIAL FUNDS. ANALYSES WERE CARRIED OUT FOR THE YEARS 1963-64 TO 1973-74. THIS PART OF THE STUDY ASSUMES THAT EXPENDITURE ON THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IS MORE OR LESS ANALOGOUS TO THE LAW, ORDER AND PUBLIC SAFETY EXPENDITURE CLASSIFICATIONS USED BY THE AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF STATISTICS AND OUTLINED IN APPENDIX A. THE FURTHER BREAKDOWN OF THIS CLASSIFICATION INTO POLICE, GOALS AND REFORMATORIES AND ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE IS EXAMINED IN DEPTH. THE SUB-CLASSIFICATION OF PUBLIC SAFETY EXPENDITURE WAS NOT CONSIDERED. THE SECOND PART OF THE STUDY COMPARES EXPENDITURE ON LAW, ORDER AND PUBLIC SAFETY WITH EXPENDITURE ON EDUCATION AND HEALTH. THE STATISTICS ARE COMPILED FROM AN AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF STATISTICS PUBLICATION 4 BASED ON THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL ACCOUNTS. ANALYSES WERE CARRIED OUT FOR THE YEARS 1963-64 TO 1973-74. FINALLY, NON-LINEAR TIME SERIES ANALYSES WERE CARRIED OUT ON THE EXPENDITURE DATA FOR LAW, ORDER AND PUBLIC SAFETY, EDUCATION AND HEALTH, TREND EQUATIONS WERE DETERMINED AND PREDICTIONS FOR EXPENDITURE IN 1975-76 AND 1977-78 WERE MADE. THE DATA FOR THE STUDY WERE COMPILED FROM A NUMBER OF AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF STATISTICS' PUBLICATIONS, WORKSHEETS, AND YEAR BOOKS. SIX OF THESE DATA WERE THEN ANALYSED AND GRAPHICALLY DISPLAYED THROUGH THE USE OF A NUMBER OF COMPUTER PROGRAMS WRITTEN BY THE AUTHOR AND STATISTICAL PACKAGES AVAILABLE ON THE COMPUTING FACILITIES AT THE AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF CRIMINOLOGY. A SIX-PAGE BIBLIOGRAPHY IS INCLUDED. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)...ELW AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF STATISTICS' PUBLICATIONS, WORKSHEETS AND YEAR BOOKS. NO.6 THES DATA WERE THEN ANALYSED AND GRAPHICALLY DISPLAYED THROUGH THE USE OF A NUMBER OF COMPUTER PROGRAMS WRITTEN BY THE AUTHOR AND STATISTICAL PACKAGES AVAILABLE ON THE COMPUTING FACILITIES AT THE AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF CRIMINOLIGY. A SIX-PAGE BIBLIOGRAPHY IS INCLUDED. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT) ...ELW
Index Term(s): Australia; Cost analysis; Statistical analysis
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