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Title: Review of Australian Criminological Research - Papers from a Seminar 24 February 1981
Corporate Author: Australian Institute of Criminology
Editor(s): D Biles
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 113
Sponsoring Agency: Australian Institute of Criminology
Canberra ACT, 2601, Australia
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: Australian Institute of Criminology
GPO Box 2944
Canberra ACT, 2601,

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: This report discusses the current status of Australian criminological research and includes summaries of 40 papers on various aspects of criminal justice research, including crime victims, drug offenders, and the court systems.
Abstract: Systematic criminological research is a comparatively recent development in Australia. In the 1970's, Government interest in criminology increased and in 1971, a Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research was established in New South Wales. In 1978, the South Australian Government established an Office of Crime Statistics, and other States have considered establishing similar offices. The Australian Institute of Criminology has become recognized as the major center for criminological research in Australia. Summarized papers focus on paradigms of court research, young Aboriginal offenders, legal representation and delays in magistrates courts, crimes against retailers, police unionism, police management information systems, entomological timing of death, glass analysis in crime investigations, robbery incidents, defensible space concepts, and other topics. Also discussed are the sentencing of Federal offenders and drunk drivers, women homicide offenders, community service orders, sentencing mentally disordered offenders, sanctions against corporations, and battered husbands. Edited group discussions on additional research concerns conclude the report. Tables and notes are included in some of the papers. A list of seminar participants and an evaluation questionnaire of the seminar are appended.
Index Term(s): Aborigines; Arson investigations; Australia; Battered husbands; Corporate criminal liability; Court delays; Defensible space; Driving Under the Influence (DUI); Drug offenders; Fear of crime; Female offenders; Glass analysis; Law reform; Magistrates; Mentally ill offenders; Police community relations; Police information systems; Police unions; Robbery; Sentencing guidelines; Time of death determination; Victimology
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