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Australian deaths in custody and custody-related police operations, 1994

Vicki Dalton and David McDonald
ISBN 0 642 23403 5 ISSN 1038-667X
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, September 1995


Information on the deaths which occurred in police, prison and juvenile custody during the twelve months to 31 December 1994 is presented in this paper. In discussing the incidence and circumstances of deaths, it highlights themes relating to Aboriginal over representation; age and manner of death; offences and custodial status; and general trends since 1980. An appendix reproduces the Australasian Police Ministers' Council's consensus statement on the monitoring of deaths in custody.


Deaths in Custody Monitoring and Research Program