Source: (2002) Canberra, Australia: Criminology Research Council, Australian Government. Downloaded 8 February 2005.

While the general framework of the administration of criminal justice in Australia appears to have changed little in recent times (we still have police, courts and prisons), closer inspection reveals a constant reworking of the system. More specifically, Australian criminal courts have advanced toward a more therapeutic model of jurisprudence. Primarily, this may be observed in the establishment of court support services for witnesses, offenders and victims, and secondly, in shifts directed at treating the causes of crime through initiatives such as problem-solving courts (e.g. drug courts and domestic or family violence courts) and restorative justice enterprises. (excerpt)

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