4500.0 - Crime and Justice News, Apr 2000  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 07/06/2000   
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The fourth annual convention of the National Centre for Crime and Justice Statistics (NCCJS) was held in Perth during 26-29 October 1999, combining meetings of the Advisory Groups of Crime, Courts and Corrections Units, and the Police/Crime Statisticians with an Information Day.

The theme for the Information Day centred around Performance Measurements for Crime and Justice statistics and included representatives of the working groups from the Review of Commonwealth/State Service Provision and the Productivity Commission.

An opening address was given by Barbara Dunlop, First Assistant Statistician of the ABS Social and Labour Statistics Division. This was followed by presentations on:

  • Activity-based Performance Measurement for Police,Tammy Scheide, South Australia Police
  • Western Australia Client Satisfaction Survey, Richard Foster, Ministry of Justice, Western Australia
  • National Comparisons in Service Provision by Corrective Services, Robert Harvey, Ministry of Justice, Western Australia
  • Performance Measures in Corrections: What are they, why have them? Gary Dickie, Corrective Services, South Australia
  • Measuring the Effectiveness of the Justice System, Peter Marshall, Ministry of Justice, Western Australia
  • Measuring Crime and Justice Sectors for the National Accounts, Steven Kennedy, ABS
  • New Zealand Justice Sector Information Strategy, Phillip Spier, Ministry of Justice, New Zealand
  • System-wide Indicators, Adam Graycar, Australian Institute of Criminology

A closing address was given by Philip Mussared, Department of Treasury and Finance, Tasmania.

For the first time the NCCJS, in conjunction with the Productivity Commission, plans to publish the papers presented at the Information Day for circulation to a wider audience in the crime & justice arena.