Australian deaths in custody & custody-related police operations, 1997-98


This report presents information on deaths which occurred in police custody (and custody-related police operations) and prison custody throughout Australia during the twelve-month period 1 July 1997 to 30 June 1998. It also provides a brief, accurate, overview of trends in custodial deaths in the seven years since tabling in 1991 of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody Final National Report, with its 339 recommendations.