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Crime & Justice

Types of Crimes I Crime Prevention I Sentencing I Law Reform


BOCSAR (NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics & Research)
Statistical information and research reports on crime and criminal justice issues in NSW. Includes an outline of the criminal justice system in NSW.

Crime (LawAccess Online)
Links to information on types of crime, court procedure, sentencing and other criminal justice issues.

Victims Services (NSW Attorney General's Department)
Information on the impact of crime on victims and details of assistance available.

Criminal Law Survival Kit (John Stratton)
A guide to criminal law in NSW from arrest to sentencing. Includes discussion of particular cases.

Criminology (Weblaw)
Subject guide to resources in criminology and criminal law compiled by Sydney University.



Types of Crimes

NSW Recorded Crime Statistics (NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research)
Statistical information on all crimes reported to police in NSW by area, crime type, rate of offending.

Australian Institute of Criminology - criminology topics
Papers, reports and discussion on various types and aspects of crime.

Crime (Australian Law Online)
Links to resources by type of crime.

Drugs ( LIAC Hot Topics - State Library NSW)
This Hot Topic provides an overview of the drug law/treatment system and the surrounding debate. It includes a history and timeline of drug legislation in Australia and examines developments such as the Drug Court in NSW, sentencing options and the effects of drug law enforcement.


Crime Prevention


Crime Prevention Division (NSW Attorney General's Department)
Fact sheets, reports and information on types of crime and details of prevention strategies.

Youth Justice Conferencing (Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research)
Reports on this alternative to court processing of young offenders

National Crime Prevention Program (Attorney General's Department)
Reports and research papers plus speeches and media releases detailing the Federal Government's initiatives to prevent crime.


Sentencing


New South Wales Criminal Court Statistics (NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research)
Sentencing data for NSW Local and higher courts.

Sentencing (NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research)
Research reports.

Review of Sentencing Laws (NSW Law Reform Commission)
Issues papers and reports.

Sentencing - Update (LIAC Hot Topics - State Library NSW)
This Hot Topic provides an overview of sentencing; including the history, aims, and justifications, as well as an examination of the mandatory sentencing laws of the Northern Territory and Western Australia. It also examines types of punishment, victim's rights, costs and delays.

Circle Sentencing: Involving Aboriginal Communities in the Sentencing Process (Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committee)
A discussion paper.

Youth Justice Conferencing (Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research)
Reports on this alternative to court processing of young offenders


Law Reform


Criminal Law Review Division (NSW Attorney General's Department)
Reports and papers on aspects of criminal law in NSW. Includes links to some of the more important pieces of New South Wales legislation dealing with criminal law.

Model Criminal Code (Criminal Law Officers Committee of the Standing Committee of Attorneys-General)
A draft of the proposed uniform criminal code for all Australian jurisdiction




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