Deaths in custody

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High rates of suicidal behaviours among Indigenous Australians have been documented. Justice-involved individuals are also at a higher risk for engaging in suicidal behaviours. This study sought to ascertain the […]

Deaths in custody, particularly Indigenous deaths, have been the subject of widespread public debate and concern for more than a decade since the undertaking of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal […]

This paper is submitted by Mackay and District Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Corporation for Legal Aid Services (the Corporation) to Indigenous Deaths in Custody Summit held in Queensland in […]

National (including New Zealand) Internet-based data storage and retrieval system of coronial data. Information includes demographics (including Indigenous status), cause of death (per coroner’s finding), mechanism (e.g. strangling, stabbing), object […]

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Annual data from 1992 (retrospective data available from 1980 to 1992 and a 20-year review carried out in 2012). This is a statistical database relating to deaths in custody of […]

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This report contains the results of the review conducted by the Law Reform Commission of Western Australia of the coronial practices and procedures followed in the state. The Commission consulted […]

Jump to: navigation, search The Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (RCIADIC) (1987?1991) was a Royal Commission appointed by the Australian Government in October 1987 to study and report […]

This report contains the Aboriginal Justice Advisory Council’s assessment of the implementation of the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. It discusses the structure of recommendations, […]

This report examines the changes in the prevalence and nature of self-inflicted deaths in prison over 34 years, comparing data from 1980 to 1998 and 1999 to 2013. While a […]