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Bail practices and policy alternatives in Australia


Travers, M and Colvin, E and Bartkowiak-Theron, I and Sarre, R and Day, A and Bond, C, Bail practices and policy alternatives in Australia, Trends & Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice, Australian Institute of Criminology (2020) [Government or Industry Research]

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In this paper we seek to review the rapid rise in remand in custody rates in Australia. In particular, and in response, we ask and discuss three specific questions:

1. To what extent do defendants applying for bail have vulnerabilities?

2. To what extent can risk analysis tools that seek to predict breach of bail terms be relied upon?

3. To what extent can the emerging pre-trial services programs in Australia reduce remand in custody populations?

Item Details

Item Type:Government or Industry Research
Keywords:bail, pretrial services, criminal courts
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Criminology
Research Field:Criminology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Criminal justice
UTAS Author:Travers, M (Dr Max Travers)
UTAS Author:Bartkowiak-Theron, I (Dr Isabelle Bartkowiak-Theron)
ID Code:141515
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2020-10-27
Last Modified:2020-12-01

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