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Factors affecting remand in custody : a study of bail practices in Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia

Research and public policy series no. 23

David Bamford, Sue King and Rick Sarre
ISBN 0 642 24138 4 ISSN 1326-6004
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, June 1999

Abstract

The factors which affect the rates of remand in custody in Australia are explored. The report examines the environment in which decisions to remand accused persons in custody are made and the outcome of these decisions. It describes how remands are managed in the criminal justice systems, and identifies research gaps and priorities for future research needs.