Justice Advisory Council
This is the official website of
Aboriginal Justice Advisory Council, which advises the government of
New South Wales on justice issues related to Aboriginals. The site
offers access to reports, publications, and the organization's
newsletter; these are offered in .pdf format and require Adobe Acrobat
for viewing. As of March 2012, the AJAC has mission has been transferred to a new practice. Users may still access archived items at this site.
The Crime and Misconduct
duty is to monitor, review, and initiate reform of the administration
of criminal justice in Queensland. This website includes information
about the operations of the CMC, such as the Criminal Justice Act of
1989, Annual Reports for the years 1990-2000, and Strategic Plans for
2000 through 2004. The site includes access to publications of both
predecessor organizations, as well as information on its own core
functions and purposes.
The website covers (1) courts, tribunals and boards, (2) births, deaths and marriages, (3) fines and infringements, (4) justices of the peace, (5) guardianship, administration and advocacy, (6) wills, estates and trusts, (7) support for victims, (8) court support, (9) child witness service, (10) compensation, (11) victim impact statement, (12) State Solicitor's Office, (13) Parliamentary Counsel's Office.
This clearinghouse provides a single entry point to a range of Indigenous justice research resources. Developed as a collaborative partnership between the Australian Institute of Criminology and the Attorney General’s Department of NSW, and endorsed by the Standing Committee of Attorneys-General, the aim of the clearinghouse is to promote discussion and disseminate relevant Indigenous justice information to government policymakers and those working in the Indigenous justice field. Features of the website include: an online forum for exchanging informal knowledge between decision makers, researchers and practitioners; a register of Indigenous justice resources; concise briefs on existing research and evaluations; and identification of areas where further research is needed.
National Child Protection Clearinghouse
This website provides a variety of publications and resources regarding child abuse in Australia.
Correctional Agencies and Facilities
Includes links to correctional services of New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, the Northern Territory, Queensland, Tasmania, and the Australian Capital Territory.
The website covers: (1) adult offenders in custody, (2) adult offenders in the community, (3) juvenile offenders in detention, (4) juvenile offenders in the community, and (5) support for victims.
Intellectual Disability in the Victorian Prison System
This paper examines and compares the characteristics of a group of prisoners with an intellectual disability in the Victorian prison system with a group that does not have an intellectual disability. It highlights a number of significant differences between offenders in the mainstream prison population and those with an intellectual disability.
New South Wales
Department of Corrective Services
Describes the work of the Department, including information on correctional centres, probation and parole, and the Corrective Services Industries. Includes the full text of the agency's latest annual report.
Inspector of Custodial Services
This website includes the Office's annual report and several inspection reports.
Outcomes for NSW periodic detention orders commenced 2003-2004
This study investigated outcomes for periodic detention orders commenced 2003-04, and whether these outcomes could be examined by offender characteristics such as demographic characteristics, sentence details and previous sentencing history.
Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity
The Integrity Commissioner, supported by the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity (ACLEI), is responsible for preventing, detecting and investigating serious and systemic corruption issues in the Australian Federal Police and the Australian Crime Commission. This website includes relevant legislation, links, PDF files of reports, submissions ans speeches.
High Tech Crime Centre (AHTCC) - Under Construction as of 3/2013 -
"The AHTCC provides a nationally coordinated approach to high tech crime. Its brief is to combat serious and complex high tech crimes, especially those beyond the capability of a single jurisdiction."
National Audit Office
The Australian National Audit Office "provides professional and independent audit advice and assuance to the Parliament, Ministers and public sector entities." Includes the full text of audit reports, better practice guides, and the latest annual report.
Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC)
Government agency working on the identification and deterrence of financially motivated crime. Site includes a searchable database, agency annual reports, newsletters and AUSTRAC publications.
Commission Against Corruption
The Independent Commission Against Corruption "exposes and minimises corruption in the New South Wales public sector through investigation, corruption prevention and education." Site contains full text of many ICAC reports, as well as summaries of all ICAC publications.
Agency working for reform of Commonwealth laws and legal processes. Includes a list of publications, searchable database, and an extensive list of links to other law reform sources in Australia. Contains full text of many of the Commission's reports.
Legal Information Institute
Director of Public Prosecutions
The Director of Public Prosecutions "provides a prosecution service to the Commonwealth and the people of Australia which is fair, independent, accountable, effective and efficient in order to advance social justice by deterring and discouraging breaches of Commonwealth law and ensuring that serious offenders are brought to justice." Site includes information on the agency, as well as recent annual reports.
Guide to Law Online, Australia
The Guide to Law Online, prepared by the United States Law Library of Congress Public Services Division, is an annotated guide to sources of information on government and law available online. It includes selected links to useful and reliable sites for legal information.
Commission of New South Wales
The Commission's principal functions are assisting the courts to achieve consistency in sentencing and organization and supervision of an appropriate scheme of continuing education and training of judicial officers. Website includes research monographs and reports on sentencing trends.
Conference of Australia
The Judicial Conference of Australia draws its membership from judges and magistrates in Australia. The JCA is concerned with education and research relating to the judiciary and the quality and accessibility of the judicial system. The website includes press releases and publications of the organization.
Foundation of New South Wales
The Law and Justice Foundation of New South Wales is a statutory body whose purpose is to "advance the fairness and equity of the justice system and to improve access to justice, especially for socially and economically disadvantaged people." The site has information about the Foundation's activities and research and profiles of members of the Board of Governors. Details are given of ongoing and completed projects along with copies of the Foundation's newsletters, bulletins and annual reports.
LawLink NSW is maintained by the New South Wales Attorney General's Department. In addition to legal information, it contains useful information on crime prevention resources.
Commission of Western Australia
This site offers reports for purchase on various law-related topics, as well as a list of upcoming conferences and issues of interest to legal reformers.
This website includes several pages of useful material for researchers, as well as information regarding day-to-day legal issues.
The New South Wales Sentencing Council is an independent public body that advises and consults with the Attorney General in connection with sentencing matters. The website includes relevant news releases and the various publications of the Council.
Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (NSW)
Advisory Council (Victoria)
This site includes reports on a handful of criminal justice topics, such as evidence and the role of justices.
This website includes reports on criminal liability for self-induced intoxication and restitution for victims of crime.
Australia's National Crime Prevention Organisation
A not-for-profit organisation working for the reduction of crime and creation of a safer community. Site contains a useful list of agency publications.Crime Prevention Queensland
This site, part of the Queensland Crime Prevention Strategies - Building Safer Communities program, offers access to several publications on crime prevention techniques in Queensland, as well as access to related governmental websites. One of the program's mandates is publication of crime prevention research and information.
National Crime Prevention, a government initiative, is a research and action program designed to prevent crime and violence in Australian communities. Contains full text of many of the agency's publications.
Domestic & Family Violence Clearinghouse
The Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse " provides a central point for the collection and dissemination of Australian domestic and family violence policy, practice and research." Includes quarterly newsletters and topical papers.
National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children
A part of the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, the National Plan works to provide advice to Government on measures to reduce the incidence and impact of domestic and family violence and sexual assault on women and their children, and provide a draft "National Plan."
Australian response to illicit drugs: Drug Courts - Australian
Institute of Criminology
The Australian Institute of Criminology's website includes a page on Drug Courts, with links to relevant legislation and other information.
and Alcohol Services South Australia
Drug Policy Modelling Program - University of New South Wales
Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC)
Law Enforcement Research Fund
The National Drug Law
Research Fund (NDLERF) promotes quality evidence-based practice in drug
law enforcement to prevent and reduce the harmful effects of licit and
illicit drug use in Australian society. A key aim of NDLERF is to
promote collaboration between the law enforcement sector and
researchers. Publications of the organization are available on
NSW Office of Drug & Alcohol Policy
Druginfo is the official New South Wales Government website on drug issues. It outlines Government policies on drugs including factsheets on illicit drugs, information on legal issues, plus information on the role of parents, families, and the broader community in reducing drug abuse.Register of Australian Drug and Alcohol Research (RADAR)
Drug & Alcohol
Includes the agency's strategy against drug abuse, fact sheets, and a list of research papers on issues concerned with drug problems in Western Australia.
GunPolicy.org is hosted by the Sydney School of Public Health, the University of Sydney. The School provieds internationally recognised leadership in public health by advancing and disseminating knowledge -- in this case, supporting global efforts to prevent gun injury. With its partners and contributors, GunPolicy.org promotes the public health model of firearm injury prevention, as adopted by the United Nations Programme of Action on illicit small arms..
Torres Strait Islander Social Justice
Established in 1993 by the Australian government "in response to issues of discrimination and disadvantage highlighted by the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody and HREOC's National Inquiry into Racist Violence." Site includes many Human Rights Commission publications in electronic format; information on indigenous deaths in custody; the Commissioner's annual reports on indigenous social justice; and up-to-date statistics on indigenous issues, such as juvenile justice and deaths in custody.
ECPAT in Austrailia
Child Wise is a charitable organization working to prevent and reduce the sexual abuse and exploitation of children in Australia and overseas. The website highlights the work of the organization and includes copies of news releases and the organization's newsletter as well as a list of publications.
Clearinghouse for Youth Studies
The ACYS collects and publishes information on Australian youth issues.
Department of Juvenile Justice
The NSW Department of Juvenile Justice supervises and cares for young offenders in the community and in detention centres. The website includes a number of publications provided by the agency.
Young Offenders - NSW Law Reform Commission
Crime Commission (ACC)
The ACC was launched in 2003 to improve Australia's ability to meet the threats posed by nationally significant crime. The ACC aims to reduce the incidence and impact of serious and organized criminal activity. Some publications are available in full-text pdf format, including: the ACC Annual Report, the Illicit Drug Data Report, and the Australian Illicit Drug Report. Links to related sites are also available.
The principal law enforcement agency for the Australian Commonwealth. Includes the full text of the latest annual reports and articles from Platypus: Journal of the AFP.
Institute of Police Management
The Institute provides executive leadership and management development opportunities to improve the corporate performance and productivity of Australasian law enforcement and allied agencies.
Research Council Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security
CEPS, which is headquartered at Griffith University at Brisbane, has four major research programs: "Generate Insights helps to better understand state-centric and transnational threats that challenge Australia's security; Assess & Evaluate “takes stock” of existing legislation, policy and practice to determine the strengths and weaknesses of current approaches; Innovate & Test develops and tests new and innovative tools, techniques and practices to reduce crime, minimise threats, harness technologies and enhance wellbeing; Integrate & Implement furthers the discipline of Integration and Implementation Sciences."
Institute for Social Science Research - Policing and Security
The Policing and Security research program at the University of Queensland's Institute for Social Science Research seeks to reduce crime and disorder, increase quality of life and improve community self regulation by conducting high-quality research into conflict, crime, policing and security. The Research Program consists of a multi-disciplinary team of research scholars with expertise in experimental criminology, urban criminological theories, survey methods, advanced multi-level statistics and spatial statistics.
Wales Police Integrity Commission
Offers facts and figures about the NSW Police Service. Annual Reports from 1999-2000 to the present are available on-line.
Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services
Information on the general work of the Northern Territory Police Service is provided under the police section of this site.
Association of South Australia
An organisation of sworn members of the South Australian Police. Includes full text of "Current Issues Papers" of the PASA; articles from the association's "Police Journal"; and links to the reports of the Royal Commission into the NSW Police Service.
Presents an overview of the structure and functions of the Queensland Police Service.
Includes the latest annual report of the agency, as well as crime statistics for South Australia.
Department of Police & Public Safety
Sections include an overview of the Tasmanian police, the latest annual report, the Aboriginal Strategic Plan, and the latest annual business plan.
Institute of Law Enforcement Studies (TILES)
The Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies (TILES), formed by the University of Tasmania and the Tasmanian Department of Police and Public Safety (DPPS), is based in the School of Government, Faculty of Arts, at the University of Tasmania. And, a key aim of of TILES is to promote collaboration between the law enforcement sector and researchers both nationally and internationally. The website includes information on completed and current projects as well as some full text publications.
Independent Broad-Based Anti-Corruption Commission - Victoria
Contains general information on the Victoria Police, annual reports of the agency, and crime statistics.
The latest annual report of the Police Service is available, as well as general information about the agency.
Australia's official statistical organisation. After going to the section on statistics, look for the section on social statistics.
Institute of Criminology
The Institute is the "national focus for the study of crime and criminal justice in Australia and for the dissemination of criminal justice information." Includes full-text versions of many AIC publications, as well as directories of Australian researchers of crime and criminal justice and criminal justice libraries in Australia and New Zealand.
and Justice Coordinating Group
The Campbell Crime and Justice Group is an international group of individuals that prepare, update, and rapidly disseminate reviews of research conducted worldwide on effective methods of reducing crime and improving justice.
Crime and Justice Research Network
Established within the Law School at the University of Western Australia, the Centre is a joint initiative between the State government and the University. The Centre publishes annual crime and justice statistics, as well as evaluative criminal justice research focusing on Western Australia. Site lists published reports of the Centre and general crime statistics for Western Australia.
Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance
Crime Statistics and Research
The statistical and research agency within the NSW Attorney General's Department. Provides NSW crime and court statistics on-line, a list of agency publications, and full-text of recent issues of the agency's publication entitled Crime and Justice Bulletin, as well as summaries of recent research reports.
Australian Office of Crime Statistics and Research (OCSAR)
The South Australian Office of Crime Statistics & Research (OCSAR) was established within the Attorney General's Department in 1978 and is responsible for research into and the monitoring of crime trends and the criminal justice system within the state. This website includes a number of publications of the agency including a wide range of statistical reports.
The Sydney Institute of Criminology
Australian Justice Reinvestment Project
The AJR Project draws together senior researchers across the disciplines of law and criminology to examine justice reinvestment programs in other countries and analyse whether such programs can be developed in Australia..
Located in the Research School of Social Sciences, under the umbrella of the Regulatory Institutions Network, the Centre conducts theoretical and empirical research on restorative justice. Full-text documents are available on a variety of restorative justice topics.
Justice in Australia
Site provides an Australian perspective on restorative justice; links to other sites; and access to full-text reports on related topics.