The NSW Cannabis Cautioning Scheme commenced in April 2000 and gave police the discretion to formally caution rather than charge adults detected for minor cannabis offences. Cautioned offenders are provided […]

Authors: Siegel, Natalie,

Based on field research conducted throughout remote Aboriginal communities, this article evaluates the Bush Court system operating throughout the Northern Territory and Western Australia. The article examines features that differentiate […]

The overrepresentation of Aboriginal young people in the criminal justice system is an ongoing social problem. In 2005, Aboriginal young people accounted for 52 percent of 10 to 17 year […]

The Queensland Conditional Bail Program targets young people who the courts believe are unlikely to comply with bail conditions and may be remanded in custody. It assists them to successfully […]

In 2001, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance and other agencies of the Office of Justice […]

A clear message that came out of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody was that for policy to be developed successfully, input from the Indigenous community was indispensable. […]

Community Justice Centres are neighbourhood-focused centres that seek to enhance community participation in the justice system, address local problems, and enhance the quality of local community life. This paper provides […]