skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

NCJ Number: 50977 Find in a Library
Title: CURRENT CRIMINOLOGICAL RESEARCH (FROM CRIME AND JUSTICE IN AUSTRALIA, 1977, BY DAVID BILES - SEE NCJ-50969)
Author(s): D BILES
Corporate Author: Australian Institute of Criminology
Australia

Sun Books Pty Ltd
Australia
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 14
Sponsoring Agency: Australian Institute of Criminology
Canberra ACT, 2601, Australia
Sun Books Pty Ltd
South Melbourne, 3205, Australia
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: EXAMPLES OF CURRENT AND RECENTLY COMPLETED AUSTRALIAN RESEARCH ON THE INCIDENCE AND OPPORTUNITY OF CRIME, JUVENILE DELINQUENCY, POLICING, THE LAW AND THE COURTS, AND CORRECTIONS ARE CITED.
Abstract: THE DISCUSSION OPENS WITH A BRIEF REVIEW OF THE HISTORY OF CRIMINOLOGY AS AN ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE IN AUSTRALIA, NOTING THE CONSIDERABLE EXPANSION OF THE FIELD THAT ACCOMPANIED THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE NEW SOUTH WALES BUREAU OF CRIME STATISTICS AND RESEARCH IN 1972 AND THE AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF CRIMINOLOGY AND THE CRIMINOLOGY RESEARCH COUNCIL IN 1973. THE PARAMETERS OF CRIMINOLOGICAL RESEARCH IN AUSTRALIA ARE DISCUSSED, AND A TABLE SHOWING THE RESEARCH PROJECT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM USED BY THE COUNCIL IS PRESENTED. A REVIEW OF RESEARCH ON THE INCIDENCE AND OPPORTUNITY FOR CRIME STRESSES THE IMPORTANCE OF DEVELOPING A NATIONAL SYSTEM OF UNIFORM CRIME STATISTICS FOR AUSTRALIA. TOWARD THIS END, THE BUREAU OF STATISTICS HAS CONDUCTED A USER SURVEY TO DETERMINE THE PRECISE NEEDS OF RESEARCH WORKERS FOR STATISTICS. THE BUREAU'S 1975 VICTIMIZATION SURVEY IS NOTED, AS ARE STUDIES OF GUN OWNERSHIP, MULTIPROBLEM FAMILIES, AND SOCIAL/MEDICAL CORRELATES OF CRIME IN HIGH-CRIME NEIGHBORHOODS. OTHER RESEARCH PROJECTS CITED ARE IN THE AREAS OF JUVENILE DELINQUENCY (E.G., STUDIES OF OFFENSE PATTERNS AND RECIDIVISM AMONG JUVENILES), POLICING (E.G., STUDIES OF PATROL WORKLOADS, MANPOWER PLANNING MODELS, OFFENSE-RATING SYSTEMS, AND PERSONNEL EVALUATION METHODS), AND THE LAW AND THE COURTS (INCLUDING STUDIES CONCERNED WITH SENTENCING REFORMS). AMONG CORRECTIONAL RESEARCH PROJECTS ARE AN EVALUATION OF TASMANIA'S WORK ORDER PROGRAM, A COMPARISON OF THE EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT PRISON MANAGEMENT STYLES, A STUDY OF THE DYNAMICS OF PRISON SOCIETY, AND ASSESSMENTS OF VARIOUS REHABILITATION TECHNIQUES. A LIST OF REFERENCES IS PROVIDED. (LKM)
Index Term(s): Australia; Crime Statistics; Criminology; Foreign judicial systems; Foreign juvenile justice systems; Research
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=50977

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.