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Criminal Justice Planning and Coordination: Conference Proceedings, 1993, Canberra, Australia

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D Biles, S McKillop
Date Published
246 pages
The Australian Institute of Criminology organized a 3-day conference in April 1993 that focused on criminal justice planning and coordination; the approximately 100 conference participants primarily included senior representatives from police departments, courts, and correctional services, together with planners, researchers, and academics.
The conference was convened in response to contemplated changes to the criminal justice systems in several Australian jurisdictions. Specifically, Western Australia, South Australia, and Victoria were actively considering the consolidating of all criminal justice system elements into a single administrative unit. Conference participants explored strategic issues in criminal justice, such as planning and management, and considered the criminal justice system in New Zealand, resource allocation, interagency cooperation, and the changing role of the judiciary. Participants also addressed organized crime prevention, crime prevention and car theft in New South Wales, the relationship between police and other government agencies, strategic planning and performance evaluation for operational policing, the development of a national crime prevention and community safety policy, the role of criminal law in road safety, juvenile crime, legal aid, and the need to reduce court delays in criminal proceedings. References, tables, and figures