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1234.0 - Australian and New Zealand Standard Offence Classification (ANZSOC), 2011  
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Contents >> Division 15 >> SUBDIVISION 156 OFFENCES AGAINST JUSTICE PROCEDURES

SUBDIVISION 156 OFFENCES AGAINST JUSTICE PROCEDURES

An act or omission prejudicial to the effective carrying out of justice procedures other than justice orders.

This subdivision is further disaggregated on the basis of subset streams of justice procedures.

Offences in this subdivision are classified into the following groups:

    1561 Subvert the course of justice
    1562 Resist or hinder police officer or justice official
    1563 Prison regulation offences
    1569 Offences against justice procedures, nec

    1561 Subvert the course of justice

    An act intended to mislead or impede justice proceedings.

    Inclusions:
    Perjury (e.g. false testimony, unlawful oath)
    Bribe or dishonestly attempt to influence a witness, juror or any justice official
    Prevent witness from attending court
    Threat against a witness
    Destroy or damage evidence
    Fabricate or use fabricated evidence
    Conspiracy to obstruct justice
    Deceive witness

    Exclusions:
    Bribery of a government official other than a justice official. These are coded to Group 1542, Bribery involving government officials.
    Impersonate a justice official. These are coded to Group 0932, Misrepresentation of professional status.
    Contempt of court not involving the perversion of justice proceedings. These are coded to Group 1569, Offences against justice procedures, nec.


    1562 Resist or hinder police officer or justice official

    An act with the intent of resisting or hindering the directions of a police officer or other justice official in the conduct of their lawful duty.

    Inclusions:
    Fail to comply with the direction of an authorised police officer or justice official
    Give false name to a police officer or justice official
    Fail to state name/address on request, to a police officer or justice official

    Exclusions:
    Assault of police officers or justice officials. These are coded to Group 0211, Serious assault resulting in injury or Group 0212, Serious assault not resulting in injury.


    1563 Prison regulation offences

    Offences against guidelines regulating conduct within prisons and/or detention centres.

    Inclusions:
    Possess contraband
    Supply contraband
    Contravene institutional order


    1569 Offences against justice procedures, nec

    Offences against justice procedures not elsewhere classified in Subdivision 156, Offences against justice procedures.

    Inclusions:
    Accessory after the fact
    Misprision (concealing knowledge) of felony
    Contempt of court, not involving the perversion of justice proceedings (e.g. interrupt/disrupt court proceedings)
    Make false report to police
    Fail to appear before court



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