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Imprisonment in Australia: sentenced populations

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Australia's imprisonment rate per 100,000 population has risen from 89.8 in 1982 to 139.2 in 1998. This paper uses data from the National Prison Census to examine trends and characteristics associated with sentenced prison populations. Interest focuses on the proportion of sentenced prisoners in the total prison population and its evolution over time. The paper discusses the main characteristics of Australian sentenced prison populations in order to identify major changes over the period from 1982 to 1998.

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Carcach C & Chisholm J 2000. Imprisonment in Australia: sentenced populations. Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 174. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology. https://www.aic.gov.au/publications/tandi/tandi174