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The future of committals

01 May 1990 - 02 May 1990


Legislative initiatives to change the committal process are being considered by several Australian states. The papers at this conference consider whether committal hearings should be abolished and whether they take up too much court time, exacerbating delays in the criminal justice system. Some papers also examine whether committal hearings provide an effective mechanism for the early identification of guilty pleas and for filtering out weak cases.

Conference proceedings

The proceedings of this conference were published as:

The future of committals / Julia Vernon (ed.)
Canberra : Australian Institute of Criminology, 1991
ISBN 0 642 16345 6 ; ISSN 1034-5086
(Conference proceedings (Australian Institute of Criminology), no. 7)