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In the 5 years from 1993-4 to 1998-9 the Community Corrections population has risen by 28% (from 15,147 to 19,390 - daily average) while at the same time the prison population has risen by 123% (from 2259 to 5044 - daily ...
Crime and community safety
Responsibility for putting into place the necessary means to prevent crime is usually beyond the scope of any one agency or sector, and least of all, the criminal justice system. Successful crime prevention requires a ...
Local Government and crime prevention
Local government has a role in preventing crime. Crime and disorder problems need to be understood in their local contexts and strategies need thus to be locally tailored. Local government can be a catalyst for change ...
Predicting success: what works
Predicting success involves a complex set of factors that may involve intervention at different points in the life cycle. There are two levels of activity in which success can be predicted: preventing offending; and ...
Crime prevention: what the evidence reveals
Crime follows opportunity. It may be prevented by instilling respect for the law, regulating behaviour, and protecting people and property with security measures. There are three levels of prevention: stop the problem ...
Drugs and law enforcement: actions and options
The overwhelming majority of those who use illicit drugs do not commit property crime or violent crime. There is however, a strong link between predatory crime and illicit drug use and the focus of this paper is on law ...
Young people & crime: breaking the cycle
This speech considers the lifestyles of young offenders, their ages, kinds of crimes committed, how many crimes committed, employment pattern, and involvement of drugs.
Changing patterns of crime, and crime in the future
Although most of Australia is comparatively safe, the incidence of crime is much greater than it was 20 years ago. Criminal activity hurts and outrages people, and costs the community billions of dollars. There are ...
The City of Gosnells Safe City Urban Design Strategy (2001) is based around the premise of "designing out crime". Key principles behind the strategy include to maximise visibility and surveillance, ...
Crime mapping: adding value to crime prevention and control
Australia is one of the safest countries in the world. Australians can go about their daily lives with little chance of their becoming the target of a criminal attack, however the prospect that it might happen worries a ...