Value of a justice reinvestment approach to criminal justice in Australia

Value of a justice reinvestment approach to criminal justice in Australia

20 June 2013

© Commonwealth of Australia 2013
ISBN 978-1-74229-846-7

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MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE (PDF 219KB)
 
ABBREVIATIONS (PDF 7KB)
 
Recommendations (PDF 96KB)
 
Chapter 1 (PDF 88KB)

Referral of the inquiry
Conduct of the inquiry
Acknowledgement
Structure of the report

 
Chapter 2 - The drivers behind the growth in the Australian imprisonment rate (PDF 310KB)

Rates of imprisonment in Australia
Trends in offending behaviour
Drivers behind the growth in the Australian imprisonment rate
Economic and social determinants of crime
Conclusion

 
Chapter 3 - The economic and social costs of imprisonment (PDF 121KB)

Introduction
Economic costs
Social costs
Conclusion

 
Chapter 4 - The over-representation of disadvantaged groups within Australian prisons (PDF 215KB)

Introduction
Young people in the justice system
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
People suffering from mental ill-health
Alcohol and substance abuse
Cognitive disability
People suffering from hearing loss
Other disadvantaged groups

 
Chapter 5 - The methodology and objectives of justice reinvestment (PDF 180KB)

Introduction
What is justice reinvestment?
Methodology of a justice reinvestment approach
Justice reinvestment in overseas jurisdictions
Evaluation of justice reinvestment approaches in overseas jurisdictions
Committee view

 
Chapter 6 - The benefits of a justice reinvestment approach for Australia (PDF 238KB)

Introduction
Benefits of a justice reinvestment approach
Economic benefits
Benefits for communities
Benefits for individuals
Emergence of support for a justice reinvestment approach in Australia
Research projects
Concerns about a justice reinvestment approach for Australia
Conclusions

 
Chapter 7 - Challenges to implementing a justice reinvestment approach in Australia (PDF 289KB)

Introduction
Clarity of the meaning of justice reinvestment
Multipartisan/multijurisdictional support
Whole of government/whole of system approach
Public perception
Level of economic benefits
Urban bias
Disadvantaged groups
Availability of data
Policy and program options
Conclusion

 
Chapter 8 - Towards a justice reinvestment approach for Australia (PDF 197KB)

Introduction
The value of a justice reinvestment approach in Australia
Commonwealth role
Independent body
Justice targets
Conclusion

 
MINORITY REPORT BY COALITION SENATORS (PDF 101KB)
 
APPENDIX 1 - SUBMISSIONS RECEIVED (PDF 95KB)
 
APPENDIX 2 - WITNESSES WHO APPEARED BEFORE THE COMMITTEE (PDF 10KB)

For further information, contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Australia

Phone: +61 2 6277 3560
Fax: +61 2 6277 5794
Email: legcon.sen@aph.gov.au

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