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Bail in Australia: Legislative introduction and amendment since 1970.

Steel, Alex
June 4, 2015

Source: (2009) Australia and New Zealand Critical Criminology Conference 2009: Conference Proceedings. Pg. 228-243.

This paper examines the rate of amendment of bail laws across Australian jurisdictions since the 1980’s. It examines stated
justifications for those changes by Parliamentarians in a number of jurisdictions and seeks to provide insights into the
increasing rate of legislative amendment in some states in recent years. The paper analyses whether Australia wide trends
exist or whether the reasons for amendment are more locally based. It forms part of the ARC funded Australian Prisons
Project grant. (Authors abstract)


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