Criminal Justice Research

Association between criminal behaviour and experience of maltreatment as a child

This research explored the association between maltreatment as a child, as indicated by the receipt of a NT court-issued child protection order, and subsequent criminal offending as a juvenile and adult.

Latest 2016 edition: View the research in PDF (249.5 kb) or Word (1.3 mb) formats.

2013 version: presented at the 2013 Australasian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, organised by the Australian Institute of Criminology, from 10-13 November 2013 in Melbourne.

View the research in PDF (121.8 kb) or PowerPoint (832.0 kb) formats.

Review of Mandatory Minimum Sentencing

In December 2015 the Department completed a review of the Sentencing Amendment (Mandatory Minimum Sentences) Act 2013.  The review assesses administrative data captured by the Northern Territory criminal justice system in order to examine the impact of the legislation on offending, re-offending, sentencing and justice operations in the Northern Territory.

View the research in PDF (20.3 mb) or Word (4.6 mb) formats.

Recidivism in the Northern Territory: adult prisoners released in 2001-02

The prisoner population in the NT has been increasing in recent years and a large proportion of the prison population are repeat offenders who have prior imprisonment records. This paper is intended to assist in understanding the issue of recidivism in the NT prison system.

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Last updated: 28 November 2017