Corruption in prisons

The CCPR undertook a contract with the Western Australian Corruption and Crime Commission to look at the issue of correctional corruption, which arose as a policy problem in WA prisons and was the subject of much media attention. We were asked in particular to look at best practice in prevention and reducing corruption-related harm. Professors Goldsmith and Halsey led the project, drawing in part upon their previous knowledge of studying and working in prison environments. A final report was delivered that looked at issues such as assault in prison, smuggling of contraband, inappropriate relationships, misuse of confidential information and procurement of prison goods and services.

Subsequently, the report was re-written in book form and published in 2016 by Palgrave.

The book is entitled Tackling Correctional Corruption: An Integrity Promoting Approach. It is the first book of its kind in the world.

Young adult offenders

Criminal networks