Corrections and public protection are issues of national and international importance.
The constant and expanding flow of offenders into and out of prisons poses ongoing challenges for correctional personnel, policy makers as well as prisoners' families and victims of crime.
We look at who is incarcerated, the crimes that have been committed and what access inmates have to rehabilitation and reintegration programs, along with the direct affects this has on community safety.
The Centre for Crime Policy and Research has undertaken research that spans many areas, including the changing nature of prison officer work, best practice in rehabilitation and offender reintegration, prevention of correctional corruption, effectiveness of parole and conditional release, post-prison employment pathways, as well as the nature of intergenerational trauma and repeat incarceration in the lives of Indigenous offenders.
Our research plays a key role in shaping policy, while our ongoing work extends to how the criminal justice system functions and how it can be improved.