Breaking the Cycle: A Study of Victimisation and Violence in the Lives of Non-Custodial Offenders


This report, undertaken by the Crime and Misconduct Commission, describes the key findings of the Offending Persons Across the Lifecourse (OPAL) project which examines the risks and needs of Queensland’s non-custodial correctional population.

The report analyses data collected from face-to-face interviews with 480 offenders serving intensive correction or probation orders under Queensland Corrective Services. The information gathered relates to victimisation experiences, mental health, drug and alcohol abuse, criminal activity, satisfaction with intimate relationships and involvement in correctional programs.

The report’s findings revolve around key themes including the consequences of victimisation, gender and indigenous-related factors and early intervention and treatment.

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