Source: (2009) Australia and New Zealand Critical Criminology Conference 2009: Conference Proceedings. Pg. 244-257.

Three decades after significant reforms to bail decision-making in NSW it is timely to reflect on those reforms. How do current practices measure up to the aspirations of that reform package? What does such a comparison tell us about shifting conceptions of justice and of criminal justice objectives? The author examines current data on bail and remand with particular reference to young people and argues that the Bail Act was never adequate for the needs and interests of young people and that reform is long overdue. (Authors abstract)