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The Australian Cross-border justice scheme: an evaluation of a unique policing experiment


Sarre, R and Putt, J, The Australian Cross-border justice scheme: an evaluation of a unique policing experiment, Police Practice and Research, 17, (2) pp. 126-135. ISSN 1477-271X (2016) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/15614263.2015.1128158


Spanning the three jurisdictions of Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory, the central Australian cross-border region is sparsely populated, with an estimated 7000 people living in some 26 communities. In 2009 a new initiative was introduced to the region the Cross-border Justice Scheme. Its creation was driven primarily by a need to deliver a more peoplecentred system. The new arrangements were designed to promote high quality trans-jurisdictional practice by all key criminal justice institutions, namely police, prosecutions, courts and corrections, but especially police. This paper looks at the impetus of the Scheme from its political roots. It describes its implementation, and the evaluative process completed in 2013. Finally, it takes readers through the pivotal role played by police services, both in changing the environment in which the Scheme operated and in contributing to some positive but limited changes in cross-jurisdictional co-operation

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Criminology
Research Field:Police administration, procedures and practice
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Putt, J (Dr Judy Putt)
ID Code:114851
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:College Office - CALE
Deposited On:2017-03-01
Last Modified:2017-05-31

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