4500.0 - Crime and Justice News, Oct 2000  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 20/10/2000   
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Other news

  • The NCCJS has been providing advice and assistance to agencies in WA and NT who are in the process of mapping the ASOC to their legislation. In the near future the NCCJS will be investigating the possibility of developing an offence seriousness index
  • The NCCJS continues to provide analysis of Population Survey Monitor Emergency Services data for publication in the Report on Government Services. The final collection will occur in November 2000.
  • A special edition of the Australian Year Book will be produced by the ABS next year to commemorate the anniversary of Federation. Dr Adam Graycar, Director of the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC), has written an article entitled Crime in Australia - A History to accompany the Crime and Justice chapter.
  • The National Civil Justice Statistical Unit is continuing to provide quality assurance to data on behalf of the Productivity Commission. A Casemix approach is being tested, with murder data being produced by the end of 2000.
  • In conjunction with the AIC, the ABS will be undertaking further analysis of national crime and safety data on repeat victimisation and reporting behaviour. The ABS will also be investigating the feasibility of producing small area statistics for crime victimisation using a number of data sources.
  • The 1999 NCCJS Convention included an information day with a number of speakers on the theme of performance measures in the crime and justice system. The papers have now been published with the title Crime and Justice Statistics Convention 1999 and free copies are available by contacting the NCCJS.