Keeping people out of prison


These conference proceedings detail the many innovative and successful community based programs designed as alternatives to imprisonment. The papers cover such topics as including community service orders, home detention, fine options, juvenile offender diversionary programs, youth training centres, probation, parole, bail, and Aboriginal diversionary programs.

Proceedings of a conference held 27-29 March 1990


  • Opening address: Politics and prisons

    Peter Patmore
  • Declining Northern Territory prison population - how this was brought about by effective community based programs

    Doug Owston
  • Maximising diversion within the corrections continuum

    Denbigh Richards
  • Evaluating imprisonment and parole: survival rates or failure rates?

    Rod Broadhurst
  • Keeping people out of prison - which jurisdictions do it best?

    John Walker
  • Non-custodial sanctions, prison costs and prison overcrowding

    Don Weatherburn
  • Increased utilisation of community based corrections in Queensland

    Ross Evans
  • The offender's point of view

    Ken Cook
  • Changes in community corrections - implications for staff and programs

    Deborah King
  • Keeping alternatives as alternatives

    Garth Luke
  • The changing role of probation in South Australia

    Jonathan Tulett
  • Juvenile offender diversionary programs in the Northern Territory

    Kenneth Newman
  • Community based programs for young people

    Shane Murphy and Sandra Lawrie
  • Youth training centres in Victoria

    Vaughan Duggan
  • Prisons, parents & problems

    Carmel Benjamin
  • Drink driving courses as an alternative to prison

    David Allen
  • Attendance centres

    Rosemary Caruana and David Allanson
  • Independent perspectives on NSW community corrections

    Nigel Stoneman
  • Bail assessment program

    Martin Bailey
  • Sentencing - another option: the Community Aid Panel

    Paul Dixon
  • Christian Justice Association Aboriginal driver training program

    Christabel Bridge
  • Some implications of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody for community based corrections

    Ross Lay
  • A profile of Aboriginal and Islander prisoners in North Queensland

    Robyn Keast
  • Keeping Aborigines out of prison: an overview

    Lyall Munro and Garry Jauncey
  • Mentally disabled prisoners - planning resources

    Susan Hayes
  • The Halfway House - a program for currently serving prisoners

    Clive Begg
  • Fine options - some problems

    Alan Fletcher
  • Aftercare in the nineties

    Ray Kidney
  • Employment - the key to keeping people out of prison

    Peter Henson