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Adults under supervision and detention orders

Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 14

John Walker
ISBN 0 642 13339 5 ISSN 0817-8542
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, June 1988


Data from the 1982 National Prison Census and the 1985-86 National Census of Community-Based Corrections is used to present some of the salient facts about adults under supervision and detention orders in Australia. Topics covered include: differences between States; how Australia compares with other countries; the types of offences committed; the demographic characteristics of the offenders; and the cost to the community.