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CJC publications from 1990 - 2001.
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2001-11-01T10:00:00+10:00 11.2001
Annual Report 2000–01 (CJC) (PDF, 1.9 MB)

The Criminal Justice Commission's annual report for 2000-01.

2001-10-30T10:00:00+10:00 10.2001
Young people and criminality: the Sibling Study (PDF, 465.3 kB)

This paper is the first of a series of papers drawing upon the findings of the Sibling Study in order to explore adolescent criminality in Australia. The Sibling Study is an investigation, conducted over several years, of young people’s involvement in criminality and the criminal justice system.

2001-10-30T10:00:00+10:00 10.2001
The sibling study: research design and guiding principles (PDF, 278.2 kB)

This document describes the Sibling Study research project. The Sibling Study incorporates both qualitative and quantitative data and represents a unique body of information about young people’s trajectories through adolescence. The Sibling Study research design was developed to provide for detailed quantitative comparisons of the trajectories of serious offenders with the trajectories of non-offenders. These comparisons were always to be based upon data from a questionnaire which would ‘push the envelope’ in terms of both size and range.

2001-10-22T10:00:00+10:00 10.2001
Lightning strikes twice: preventing repeat home burglary — survey instruments (PDF, 746.2 kB)

Survey instruments, including introduction and executive summary, for Lightning strikes twice: preventing repeat home burglary.

2001-10-22T10:00:00+10:00 10.2001
Lightning strikes twice: preventing repeat home burglary (PDF, 380.9 kB)

This report shares the lessons learnt from a pilot project in Queensland which trialed strategies to reduce the risk of people being burgled again.

2001-10-01T10:00:00+10:00 10.2001
E-policing: the impact of information technology on police practices (PDF, 1.3 MB)

This study analyses the impact of information technology on policing, using the Queensland Police Service as a case study. It examines the extent to which the implementation of information technology has modified the accountability structure and the occupational culture of policing and whether information technology has altered police practices at the street, supervisory and management levels. More generally, the research explores the potential and limits of technology as a tool for police reform.

2001-09-01T10:00:00+10:00 09.2001
Funding justice: legal aid and public prosecutions in Queensland (PDF, 2.3 MB)

This report updates the CJC's 1995 report on the funding of legal aid and public prosecutions in Queensland. It focuses on the current financial situation and workload of Legal Aid Queensland (formerly the Legal Aid Commission) and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. It also draws conclusions about aspects of the wider criminal justice system that have an impact on the efficient and effective operation of these two agencies. The report concentrates on LAQ's and the ODPP's respective roles in criminal law matters. It does not consider the other substantial responsibilities in, for example, family law and civil law matters.

2001-04-01T10:00:00+10:00 04.2001
The Shepherdson Inquiry: an investigation into electoral fraud (PDF, 5.2 MB)

Independent public inquiry into allegations of electoral fraud by members of the Queensland branch Australian Labor Party.

2001-04-01T10:00:00+10:00 04.2001
Criminal Justice System Monitor 5 (PDF, 1.5 MB)

This series provides policy makers and people involved or interested in the Queensland criminal justice system with a concise overview of key developments in that system. Production of the Monitor each year is also intended to promote informed public debate about criminal justice issues in Queensland. Main subject areas are: Police and crime; The court system; Corrections; The cost of criminal justice; Funding of legal aid and prosecutions; Key events.

2001-03-01T10:00:00+10:00 03.2001
Managing the impact of a CJC investigation: a guide for Queensland public sector managers and supervisors (PDF, 294.4 kB)

This booklet presents strategies to help public sector managers and supervisors to deal with the effects of a CJC investigation in their area, both during and after the investigation. Some of the information is also applicable to the conduct of internal investigations or police investigations.

2001-03-01T10:00:00+10:00 03.2001
Integrity in the Queensland Police Service: QPS Reform Update, Vol. 1 (PDF, 1.2 MB)

This volume focuses on the broad area of integrity in the Queensland Police Service. It summaries key findings from CJC complaints data, research studies, inquiries and investigations; describes recent initiatives taken by the QPS to raise integrity (i.e. establishment of the Ethical Standards Command, enhanced support for internal witnesses, new training initiatives; new complaints-handling procedures); identifies areas that the CJC considers warrant attention by the QPS (i.e. tactical communications skills training, rostering practices, role of supervisors, reduction of drug-corruption risks, police use of tape recorders, police pursuits, police misuse of confidential information); and sets some benchmarks for future reports.

2000-12-01T10:00:00+10:00 12.2000
Safeguarding students: minimising the risk of sexual misconduct by Education Queensland staff (PDF, 1.7 MB)

This report is the result of a review of Education Queensland policies and procedures relating to the reporting and investigation of allegations of sexual misconduct by Education Queensland employees towards students. The review was initiated in response to heightened public concern about this type of misconduct. The report focuses on strategies for minimising the risk of sexual misconduct by Education Queensland employees. The recommendations made here will provide assistance to bodies that review the adequacy of policies and procedures in any organisation in which employees are in a position of trust and power over young people.

2000-12-01T10:00:00+10:00 12.2000
Police Powers Briefing Paper, No. 1 (PDF, 101.2 kB)

This paper was prepared by the CJC and the Office of the Minister for Police and Emergency Services with a view to generating constructive debate within the wider Queensland community about police powers. It calls for a comprehensive review of police powers in this State.

2000-11-02T02:30:00+10:00 11.2000
Protecting confidential information: a report on the improper access to, and release of, confidential information from the police computer systems by members of the Queensland Police Service (PDF, 3.2 MB)

This report presents the results of a CJC review of the information-security policies, procedures and practices of the Queensland Police Service. The report puts forward a comprehensive set of recommendations, which, if implemented, should substantially reduce the risk of police officers and other QPS employees improperly accessing and releasing confidential information held in police computer systems.

2000-11-02T02:30:00+10:00 11.2000
Annual Report 1999–2000 (CJC) (PDF, 6.8 MB)

The Criminal Justice Commission's annual report for 1999-2000.

2000-10-02T02:30:00+10:00 10.2000
Queensland Police Service promotion and transfer system (PDF, 384.6 kB)

This report is a follow-up of a survey conducted in 1998, which measured police officers’ perceptions of the promotion and transfer systems prior to the introduction of a new selection panel system. Following the original survey, a number of changes were made to the QPS system. The present research was conducted to measure changes in officers’ perceptions of the system since the new procedures were implemented.

2000-09-02T02:25:00+10:00 09.2000
Allegations of electoral fraud: report on an advice by P.D. McMurdo QC (PDF, 3.6 MB)

In August 2000 the CJC was asked by the Electoral Commissioner to conduct an investigation into allegations of electoral fraud. In response, the CJC sought independent legal advice from Mr PD McMurdo QC as to whether the allegations raised a reasonable suspicion of official misconduct and whether open hearings should be held. This document contains that advice, which was accepted by the CJC in September 2000 and led to the report The Shepherdson Inquiry: an investigation into electoral fraud, published by the CJC in April 2001.

2000-08-02T01:25:00+10:00 08.2000
Queensland prison industries: a review of corruption risks (PDF, 281.0 kB)

This report delivers the findings of a misconduct-risk review by CJC officers of state-operated correctional centres. The report focuses on identifying corruption risks in prison industries under the administration of the Department of Corrective Services and on recommending ways to reduce those risks.

2000-06-02T02:20:00+10:00 06.2000
Public attitudes towards the QPS (PDF, 59.4 kB)

From time to time the CJC commissions ‘public attitudes’ surveys to measure community attitudes to the Queensland Police Service, and public confidence, knowledge and satisfaction regarding making complaints about the police, public servants and local government employees. Also included are questions about the CJC.

2000-06-02T02:15:00+10:00 06.2000
Police strip searches in Queensland: an inquiry into the law and practice (PDF, 561.1 kB)

This report is the result of a CJC inquiry in response to strong public interest in how and why strip searches are conducted by police in this State.

2000-05-22T15:00:00+10:00 05.2000
Police powers in Queensland: findings from the 1999 Defendants Survey — appendices (PDF, 302.2 kB)

Appendices of Police powers in Queensland: findings from the 1999 Defendants Survey — questionnaire; interview preamble; references.

2000-05-02T23:55:00+10:00 05.2000
Police powers in Queensland: findings from the 1999 Defendants Survey (PDF, 420.5 kB)

This report presents the main findings of a survey of defendants' perceptions of the investigation and arrest process, conducted by the CJC in mid-1999. Where relevant, comparisons are made with a similar survey conducted in 1996 before the Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 1997 came into force.

2000-05-02T02:05:00+10:00 05.2000
The Basil Stafford Inquiry report: review of the implementation of recommendations (PDF, 115.2 kB)

In the early 1990s, the Basil Stafford Centre — a government-run facility providing accommodation and care for intellectually disabled people — was the subject of a CJC inquiry (the Stewart Inquiry) arising from allegations of abuse and neglect of clients. This report reviews the implementation of the recommendations made by the Stewart Inquiry. The review adopts a corruption-prevention focus.

2000-04-02T01:05:00+10:00 04.2000
Reported use of force by Queensland Police: findings from the 1999 Defendants Survey, Research Paper, Vol. 6, No. 2. (PDF, 1.1 MB)

Findings from the 1999 Queensland Defendants Survey.

2000-03-02T12:05:00+10:00 03.2000
Defendants’ perceptions of police treatment: findings from the 1999 Defendants Survey (PDF, 182.3 kB)

This issue focuses on those questions in the 1999 Defendants Survey that concerned defendants perceptions of how they were treated by police. The 1999 survey indicates that there has been a measurable improvement in police treatment of suspects since the 1996 Defendants Survey.

2000-03-02T02:05:00+10:00 03.2000
Prisoner numbers in Queensland: an examination of population trends in Queensland’s correctional institutions (PDF, 8.4 MB)

This report aims to enhance understanding of the factors that affect Queensland’s prisoner population as a whole.

2000-02-02T01:55:00+10:00 02.2000
What the public thinks about employee behaviour in the Queensland public service and local councils (PDF, 488.2 kB)

This report looks at the findings of a survey concerning the public service and local councils.

2000-01-02T00:55:00+10:00 01.2000
Public attitudes towards the CJC (PDF, 556.5 kB)

This document presents the results of a telephone survey conducted in July 1999 of people throughout Queensland on their knowledge and attitudes towards the CJC. This is the fourth survey in a series, previous surveys having been undertaken in 1991, 1993 and 1995.

1999-12-02T00:40:00+10:00 12.1999
Reported sexual offences in Queensland (PDF, 291.7 kB)

This report was prepared for the Taskforce on Women and the Criminal Code to document the current status of sexual assault data within the Queensland criminal justice system. Data from the Queensland Police Service, the courts and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions were analysed for the years 1994 to 1998. The aim was to provide a critical review of this data, focusing on who reports sexual offences, when and how the system responds, and what the long-term effects of these responses might be.

1999-11-08T01:30:00+10:00 11.1999
Annual Report 1998-99 (CJC) - Part 1 (PDF, 4.1 MB)

Part 1 of the CJC Annual Report 1998-99.

1999-11-07T00:30:00+10:00 11.1999
Annual Report 1998-99 (CJC) - Part 2 (PDF, 7.0 MB)

Part 2 of the CJC Annual Report 1998-99.

1999-11-05T01:35:00+10:00 11.1999
Annual Report 1998-99 (CJC) - Part 3 (PDF, 7.8 MB)

Part 3 of the CJC Annual Report 1998-99.

1999-11-04T01:35:00+10:00 11.1999
Annual Report 1998-99 (CJC) - Part 4 (PDF, 7.3 MB)

Part 4 of the CJC Annual Report 1998-99.

1999-11-02T01:40:00+10:00 11.1999
Annual Report 1998-99 (CJC) - Part 5 (PDF, 7.5 MB)

Part 5 of the CJC Annual Report 1998-99.

1999-11-02T01:35:00+10:00 11.1999
Annual Report 1998-99 (CJC) - Part 6 (PDF, 5.8 MB)

Part 6 of the CJC Annual Report 1998-99.

1999-11-01T01:30:00+10:00 11.1999
Ethics surveys of first year constables 1995–1998: summary of findings (PDF, 59.4 kB)

The CJC regularly surveys First Year Constables concerning their views on ethical conduct and the disciplinary and complaints process within the Queensland Police Service. The surveys are administered to officers in training at the Academy after they have been ‘in the field’ as operational police for several months.

1999-09-02T01:30:00+10:00 09.1999
Gocorp interactive gambling licence: report on an advice by R.W. Gotterson QC (PDF, 218.4 kB)

This report examines the possibility of misconduct on the part of the Queensland Treasurer in the granting of an interactive gambling licence to Gocorp Limited. No misconduct was found.

1999-08-02T01:25:00+10:00 08.1999
Diversion of drug offenders and drug dependent offenders from the criminal justice system (PDF, 119.7 kB)

This paper: 1. discusses proposals currently being considered in Queensland for the diversion of drug offenders and drug-dependent offenders and current possibilities for the diversion of such offenders 2. considers 13 drug-diversion programs that are currently operating (or being trialed or proposed) in various other parts of Australia 3. provides a brief update on some of the adult-cautioning programs that were reviewed in the police-cautioning Briefing Paper.

1999-06-02T01:25:00+10:00 06.1999
Trial of capsicum spray in Queensland: evaluation report. (PDF, 170.1 kB)

The QPS recently conducted a trial issue of defensive spray to operational police in two police regions. This report describes the implementation and evaluation of the trial, and makes recommendations for the future use of defensive spray.

1999-06-02T01:15:00+10:00 06.1999
Police and drugs: a follow-up report (PDF, 138.5 kB)

This report looks at the implementation of the recommendations made by W.J. Carter in his 1997 report Police and drugs: an investigation of cases involving Queensland police officers.

1999-05-02T01:15:00+10:00 05.1999
Out of the Blues program: process evaluation report (PDF, 494.6 kB)

The Queensland Police Service asked the CJC to evaluate the implementation within the QPS of the ‘Out of the Blues’ program, a program initiated by the State Government in 1995 in response to the dramatically rising number of claims for stress being made by Queensland public servants over recent years.

1999-05-02T01:15:00+10:00 05.1999
Police powers in Queensland: notices to appear (Research Paper Vol. 5, No. 2) (PDF, 159.7 kB)

An important feature of the new Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 1997 (Qld) was the introduction of an alternative way of starting criminal proceedings. Instead of arresting and charging a person, or serving a summons, police may now issue a notice, similar to an infringement notice, called a Notice to Appear (or an NTA), which requires the defendant to appear in a nominated court on a designated date. This paper examines the use of NTAs in their first six months of operation.

1999-04-02T01:15:00+10:00 04.1999
Police cautioning of adults: drug and other offences (PDF, 74.3 kB)

This information paper summarises the results of preliminary research carried out by the CJC on police cautioning of adult offenders. It discusses cautioning programs operating (or being trialled) in various states of Australia and in the United Kingdom and flags a number of issues that are commonly raised in discussions of the merits of a cautioning program: statutory regulation, consistency, benefits, multiple cautioning, role of victims.

1999-04-02T01:10:00+10:00 04.1999
Crime prevention partnerships in Queensland: an evaluation of a pilot program (PDF, 2.3 MB)

This report presents findings of an evaluation by the CJC of the State Government pilot program, Crime Prevention Partnerships. The report focuses on the achievements of the CPP pilot, the operational problems encountered by individual partnerships, and various matters related to the establishment and structure of the program.

1999-03-02T00:30:00+10:00 03.1999
Analysis of interview tapes: police powers review briefing paper (PDF, 942.7 kB)

The findings presented in this paper are based largely on a random sample of 136 tapes of police interviews with persons suspected of committing indictable offences. The tapes have been analysed to assess the level of police compliance with the requirements of the Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 1997 and the Police Responsibilities Code.

1999-03-02T00:30:00+10:00 03.1999
Complaints against the Children's Commissioner and another: report on a hearing (PDF, 52.0 kB)

Mr C E K Hampson QC was engaged to assist in an investigative hearing concerned allegations relating to the Children’s Commissioner of Queensland, Mr Norman Alford, and an Administration Officer, Mr Michael Birnie.

1999-02-02T00:25:00+10:00 02.1999
Criminal Justice System Monitor 4 (PDF, 290.5 kB)

This series provides policy makers and people involved or interested in the Queensland criminal justice system with a concise overview of key developments in that system. Production of the Monitor each year is also intended to promote informed public debate about criminal justice issues in Queensland. Main subject areas are: Police and crime; The court system; Corrections; The cost of criminal justice; Funding of legal aid and prosecutions; Key events.

1999-02-01T23:30:00+10:00 02.1999
Snapshot of crime in Queensland 1999, Research paper, Vol. 5 No. 1 (PDF, 2.1 MB)

This paper has been prepared to assist in informing the Queensland public about the extent and nature of crime in the State. It looks at: — what are the main crime trends in Queensland? — which areas of Queensland have the highest crime rates? — which groups are most at risk?; who are the offenders? — what crimes are of most concern at the local level? — how does Queensland compare to other jurisdictions?

1999-02-01T23:25:00+10:00 02.1999
Inquiry into allegations of misconduct in the investigation of paedophilia in Queensland: Kimmins report: term of reference no. 5 (PDF, 124.4 kB)

This report examines the fifth and final term of reference addressed by the Kimmins Inquiry. This related to 56 separate complaints of isolated incidents related to police mishandling of cases involving suspected paedophilia rather than of systemic wrongdoing.

1998-12-01T23:05:00+10:00 12.1998
Protocol on the disciplinary process (PDF, 93.2 kB)

This protocol will assist units of public administration (UPAs) and the CJC to manage the disciplinary process effectively in instances where the jurisdiction of the CJC has been enlivened.

1998-11-09T23:55:00+10:00 11.1998
Annual Report 1997-98 (CJC) - Part 1 (PDF, 4.5 MB)

Part 1 of the CJC Annual Report 1997-98.

1998-11-06T22:55:00+10:00 11.1998
Annual Report 1997-98 (CJC) - Part 2 (PDF, 3.9 MB)

Part 2 of the CJC Annual Report 1997-98.

1998-11-04T23:55:00+10:00 11.1998
Annual Report 1997-98 (CJC) - Part 3 (PDF, 9.5 MB)

Part 3 of the CJC Annual Report 1997-98.

1998-11-03T10:55:00+10:00 11.1998
Annual Report 1997-98 (CJC) - Part 4 (PDF, 6.1 MB)

Part 4 of the CJC Annual Report 1997-98.

1998-11-02T23:55:00+10:00 11.1998
Annual Report 1997-98 (CJC) - Part 7 (PDF, 15.3 MB)

Part 7 of the CJC Annual Report 1997-98.

1998-11-02T23:00:00+10:00 11.1998
Annual Report 1997-98 (CJC) - Part 5 (PDF, 4.8 MB)

Part 5 of the CJC Annual Report 1997-98.

1998-11-02T22:50:00+10:00 11.1998
Annual Report 1997-98 (CJC) - Part 6 (PDF, 7.8 MB)

Part 6 of the CJC Annual Report 1997-98.

1998-11-01T23:55:00+10:00 11.1998
Queensland police officers' perceptions of the promotion and transfer system: results of the 1998 baseline survey (PDF, 1017.2 kB)

This research paper presents the findings of a baseline survey undertaken in early 1998, prior to the introcduction of the new system of selection panel review. The survey collected data on the perceptions held by police officers about the fairness and efficiency of promotion, tansfer and review system of the QPS as it was then operating.

1998-10-01T23:55:00+10:00 10.1998
Monitoring the QPS promotion and transfer review process (PDF, 1.3 MB)

This research report describes the steps taken by the CJC to give effect to the procedures for monitoring and auditing the promotion and transfer review process and presents key findings arising from the CJC's monitoring of the process.

1998-10-01T23:35:00+10:00 10.1998
Briefing paper on crime in Queensland (PDF, 633.3 kB)

This briefing paper has been prepared for presentation to the inaugural meeting of the Queensland Task Force on Crime Prevention. The paper uses recorded crime statistics compiled by the QPS and crime victimisation surveys undertaken by bodies such as the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Queensland Government Statistician's Office.

1998-10-01T23:35:00+10:00 10.1998
Reduction of assault complaints against police (RACAP): observational study of police-citizen encounters (PDF, 471.4 kB)

This briefing paper examines an initiative involving an observational study of police-citizen encounters in the Metropolitan and South Eastern regions. These are incidents where a police officer exercises a coercive power, such as arresting someone, or where there is some form of verbal or physical conflict between the officer and a citizen.

1998-09-01T23:35:00+10:00 09.1998
An evaluation of the Woorabinda Crime Prevention Partnership (PDF, 3.0 MB)

The Woorabinda Crime Prevention Partnership was established in 1998 after the Woorabinda Council approached the Community Development Coordinator to participate in the pilot program.

1998-08-01T22:30:00+10:00 08.1998
Inquiry into allegations of misconduct in the investigation of paedophilia in Queensland: Kimmins report (PDF, 499.9 kB)

This report of the Kimmins Inquiry addresses the first four terms of reference related to the possibility of systemic wrongdoing in the Queensland Police Service in the handling of suspected paedophilia cases. The report on the final term of reference (which looked at isolated complaints against individual police officers) was published separately in February 1999.

1998-08-01T22:30:00+10:00 08.1998
Evaluation of the QPS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth Drug and Alcohol Diversion Project (PDF, 2.3 MB)

This report is an evaluation of a project undertaken by officers of the QPS in 1996-97 to divert young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Isalnder people away from the influences of drugs and alcohol. The evaluation was carried out in consultation with the CJC.

1998-08-01T22:30:00+10:00 08.1998
Police for the future: review of recruitment and selection for the Queensland Police Service (PDF, 2.4 MB)

This review by the Police Education Advisory Council makes 87 recommendations related to recruitment and selection processes in the Queensland Police Service.

1998-07-01T23:30:00+10:00 07.1998
Policing and the community in Brisbane (PDF, 526.4 kB)

This report seeks to contribute to the development of improved policing methods in Queensland by documenting the progress that the QPS has made in implementing partnership policing and aspects of problem-oriented policing in Metro North and Metro South Regions of Brisbane, and by identifying issues that will require consideration if further gains are to be achieved.

1998-06-01T23:30:00+10:00 06.1998
Recent changes to police powers legislation in Queensland: a comparison with the recommendations of the Criminal Justice Commission (PDF, 2.2 MB)

To a substantial extent, the recommendations advanced by the CJC through the police powers reprots have been adopted in the legislation. This document provides an overview of the main areas where CJC recommendations were not acted on.

1998-04-01T23:30:00+10:00 04.1998
Criminal Justice System Monitor 3 (PDF, 1.6 MB)

This series provides policy makers and people involved or interested in the Queensland criminal justice system with a concise overview of key developments in that system. Production of the Monitor each year is also intended to promote informed public debate about criminal justice issues in Queensland. Main subject areas are: Police and crime; The court system; Corrections; The cost of criminal justice; Funding of legal aid and prosecutions; Key events.

1998-04-01T23:25:00+10:00 04.1998
Police pursuits in Queensland resulting in death or injury (PDF, 508.5 kB)

Since January 1992, the Operational Procedures Manual of the QPS has required that all police pursuits ending in death or serious injury be reported to the CJC. This paper provides a detailed analysis of police pursuits recorded by the CJC for the five years from 1992-93 to 1996-97 and discusses how the risks and costs associated with police pursuits in Queensland can be reduced.

1998-02-22T12:20:00+10:00 02.1998
Physical requirements of general duties policing — appendices (PDF, 144.8 kB)

Appendices to the report on physical requirements of general duties policing.

1998-02-01T23:15:00+10:00 02.1998
Physical requirements of general duties policing (PDF, 436.8 kB)

With this study, the Criminal Justice Commission and the Queensland Police Service have made one of the first attempts to quantify the physical requirements of general duties police officers. Through use of a mail-back questionnaire to a random sample of Queensland Constables and Senior Constables, we have been able to examine the routine physical requirements of operational police work and draw conclusions about the most common and critical work police are called upon to do. Our findings have important implications for recruitment and selection policies, training and education programs, and workplace health and safety.

1998-02-01T21:00:00+10:00 02.1998
Beenleigh calls for service: evaluation report — executive summary (PDF, 182.0 kB)

Executive summary of the Beenleigh calls for service evaluation report.

1998-02-01T20:55:00+10:00 02.1998
Beenleigh calls for service: evaluation report (PDF, 2.9 MB)

In September 1996, the CJC and the PS established the Beenleigh Calls for Service Project, which was a six-month experiment to find out whether the application of problem-solving techniques would reduce the number of repeat calls for service in the Beenleigh Police Division. This report is an evaluation of that experiment.

1997-12-01T23:15:00+10:00 12.1997
The cost of first response policing, Research Paper, Vol. 4, No. 2. (PDF, 195.7 kB)

This paper focuses on the cost of sending a police car to deal with a call for service. Data from the Beenleigh Calls for Service Project are used.

1997-12-01T22:15:00+10:00 12.1997
Police behaviour at a 4ZZZ Market Day function: report of an investigation (PDF, 45.1 kB)

Two directors of the 4ZZZ FM Radio Station complained to the CJC about excessive use of police force at a 4ZZZ Market Day Function. This report summarises the findings of the investigation.

1997-11-06T23:15:00+10:00 11.1997
Submission in response to the Crime Commission Bill 1997 (PDF, 938.0 kB)

This submission from the CJC on the government's proposed Crime Commission Bill 1997 raises some concerns about the Bill as currently drafted.

1997-11-05T22:35:00+10:00 11.1997
Annual Report 1996-97 (CJC) - Part 1 (PDF, 4.5 MB)

Part 1 of the CJC Annual Report 1996-97.

1997-11-04T22:40:00+10:00 11.1997
Annual Report 1996-97 (CJC) - Part 2 (PDF, 7.4 MB)

Part 2 of the CJC Annual Report 1996-97.

1997-11-03T21:40:00+10:00 11.1997
Annual Report 1996-97 (CJC) - Part 3 (PDF, 7.6 MB)

Part 3 of the CJC Annual Report 1996-97.

1997-11-02T21:40:00+10:00 11.1997
Annual Report 1996-97 (CJC) - Part 4 (PDF, 6.0 MB)

Part 4 of the CJC Annual Report 1996-97.

1997-11-01T21:40:00+10:00 11.1997
Annual Report 1996-97 (CJC) - Part 5 (PDF, 15.6 MB)

Part 5 of the CJC Annual Report 1996-97.

1997-11-01T00:45:00+10:00 11.1997
Reports on Aboriginal witnesses and police watchhouses: status of recommendations (PDF, 338.2 kB)

This report looks at the progress being made to implement the recommendations of two CJC reports: Aboriginal Witnesses in Queensland’s Criminal Courts and Report on Police Watchhouses in Queensland.

1997-11-01T00:00:00+10:00 11.1997
Submission in response to the Police Powers and Responsibilities Bill 1997 (PDF, 970.1 kB)

This submission follows on from the detailed submission prepared by the CJC in August 1997 on the Review of Police Powers Discussion Paper, and the five-volume review of police powers published by the CJC in 1993 and 1994.

1997-10-01T22:10:00+10:00 10.1997
Investigation of paedophilia by the Criminal Justice Commission (PDF, 275.3 kB)

This report describes how the CJC discharged its responsibilities in relation to paedophilia.

1997-10-01T22:10:00+10:00 10.1997
Police and drugs: a report of an investigation of cases involving Queensland police officers (PDF, 962.3 kB)

This report (also known as 'the Carter report') focuses on the issues that emerged from an investigation into possible corrupt police activity in relation to drugs.

1997-09-01T22:10:00+10:00 09.1997
Integrity in the Queensland Police Service: implementation and impact of the Fitzgerald Inquiry reforms (PDF, 1.7 MB)

This report is concerned with those recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry into Possible Illegal Activities and Associated Police Misconduct (referred to as ‘Fitzgerald Inquiry’) which were directed towards improving the police complaints and discipline process and enhancing police integrity in Queensland.

1997-09-01T22:10:00+10:00 09.1997
The impact of the Connolly-Ryan Inquiry on the Criminal Justice Commission (PDF, 728.5 kB)

The report was compiled to inform the Parliament and the Parliamentary Criminal Justice Committee of the impact which the Inquiry into the Future Role, Structure, Powers and Operations of the CJC (Connolly-Ryan Inquiry) had on the operations of the CJC and the extent to which the CJC's ability to discharge its statutory responsibilities was hampered by the Inquiry.

1997-09-01T22:10:00+10:00 09.1997
Community Consultative Committees and the QPS: an evaluation (PDF, 1.8 MB)

Community Consultative Committees (CCCs) were first introduced in Queensland after the Fitzgerald Inquiry report recommended their introduction as part of a more community-oriented style of policing. This research report presents the findings of an evaluation of CCCs conducted by the CJC.

1997-08-01T21:05:00+10:00 08.1997
Submission in response to the Review of Police Powers Discussion Paper (PDF, 2.8 MB)

This is the CJC's prepapred response to the Government's Review of Police Powers Discussion Papers.

1997-08-01T21:05:00+10:00 08.1997
Queensland Police Service Academy training: the views of recruits (PDF, 736.9 kB)

This report presents the results of surveys presentd to the 1996 recruit intake of the QPS. The surveys relate to recruits' view about their training, education and experience at the QPS Academy. It also addresses issues relating specifically to the establishment of the second campus of the QPS Academy at Townsville.

1997-06-01T21:05:00+10:00 06.1997
Criminal Justice System Monitor 2 (PDF, 1.2 MB)

This series provides policy makers and people involved or interested in the Queensland criminal justice system with a concise overview of key developments in that system. Production of the Monitor each year is also intended to promote informed public debate about criminal justice issues in Queensland. Main subject areas are: Police and crime; The court system; Corrections; The cost of criminal justice; Funding of legal aid and prosecutions; Key events

1997-04-01T21:05:00+10:00 04.1997
Assault in Queensland (PDF, 852.9 kB)

This paper examines assault trends over time, analyses the factors that increase or decrease the risk of assault and describes the context in which assaults are most likely to occur.

1997-03-01T22:05:00+10:00 03.1997
Reducing police-civilian conflict: an analysis of assault complaints against Queensland police (PDF, 2.3 MB)

This report identifies the condictions that give rise to complaints, so as to help the QPS implement strategies to mimise the potential for conlfict between police and members of the public while at the same time allowing police to do their job.

1997-02-01T22:00:00+10:00 02.1997
Gold Coast District Negotiated Response Trial: survey findings (PDF, 407.0 kB)

This paper presents the findings of a telephone survey conducted by the CJC to assess a new service delivery policy recently trialled in the Gold Coast Police District. The policy, known as 'Standing Operational Procedures for Negotiated Response to Complaints', was designed to reduce the demands being made on police resources by allowing certain minor offences to be dealt with by telephone.

1997-01-01T21:55:00+10:00 01.1997
Beenleigh Calls for Service Project: mid-term progress report (PDF, 265.7 kB)

This report is a mid-term assessment of the Beenleigh Calls for Service Project. It provides background information and assesses the extent to which the project's objectives have been achieved so far.

1996-12-02T03:35:00+10:00 12.1996
Report on an investigation into a memorandum of understanding between the Coalition and the QPUE and an investigation into an alleged deal between the ALP and the SSAA (PDF, 3.1 MB)

This report covers the investigation into the circumstance surrounding the creation and execution of a MoU executed by the Hon. Rob Borbidge (then Leader of the Opposition), the Hon. Theo Cooper (then Coalition Spokesman for Police, Corrective Services and Racing) and Sgt Gary Wilkinson (then President of the Qld Police Union of Employees) and an investigation into the circumstances surrounding any agreement between the ALP and the Sporting Shooters Association of Australia of the kind alleged in media reports in April 1996.

1996-12-02T02:35:00+10:00 12.1996
Assault-related injuries reported by Queensland police officers (PDF, 424.5 kB)

This research report presents data on reported assault-related injuries sustained by police officers in the QPS during the course of their duties.

1996-11-30T03:30:00+10:00 11.1996
Defendants' perceptions of the investigation and arrest process (PDF, 2.1 MB)

This research report presents the findings of a survey of 489 defendants appearing in Queensland Magistrates Courts. The survey was designed to collect information about police arrest, questioning and searching practices from the perspective of people who had been subject to the exercise of these powers.

1996-11-08T02:15:00+10:00 11.1996
Annual Report 1995-96 (CJC) - Part 1 (PDF, 2.3 MB)

Part 1 of the CJC Annual Report 1995-96.

1996-11-07T03:20:00+10:00 11.1996
Annual Report 1995-96 (CJC) - Part 2 (PDF, 4.0 MB)

Part 2 of the CJC Annual Report 1995-96.

1996-11-06T03:25:00+10:00 11.1996
Annual Report 1995-96 (CJC) - Part 3 (PDF, 6.8 MB)

Part 3 of the CJC Annual Report 1995-96.

1996-11-04T23:55:00+10:00 11.1996
Annual Report 1995-96 (CJC) - Part 4 (PDF, 6.4 MB)

Part 4 of the CJC Annual Report 1995-96.

1996-11-04T23:50:00+10:00 11.1996
Annual Report 1995-96 (CJC) - Part 5 (PDF, 6.8 MB)

Part 5 of the CJC Annual Report 1995-96.

1996-11-04T03:25:00+10:00 11.1996
Annual Report 1995-96 (CJC) - Part 6 (PDF, 3.2 MB)

Part 6 of the CJC Annual Report 1995-96.

1996-11-01T23:50:00+10:00 11.1996
Annual Report 1995-96 (CJC) - Part 7 (PDF, 6.2 MB)

Part 7 of the CJC Annual Report 1995-96.

1996-11-01T23:00:00+10:00 11.1996
Annual Report 1995-96 (CJC) - Part 8 (PDF, 7.9 MB)

Part 8 of the CJC Annual Report 1995-96.

1996-10-02T03:15:00+10:00 10.1996
Gender and ethics in policing (PDF, 502.9 kB)

This paper considers whether there are noticeable differences between the ethical perspectives of male and female officers and the styles of policing they employ.

1996-08-02T03:10:00+10:00 08.1996
Evaluation of Brisbane Central Committals Project (PDF, 2.7 MB)

The Brisbane Central Committals Project was established with the aim of improving the efficiency and effectiveness of committal proceedings.

1996-08-02T03:10:00+10:00 08.1996
Report on police watchhouses in Queensland (PDF, 4.0 MB)

The CJC released this report in 1996 in the hopes that it would add to the impetus to develop appropriate coordinating mechanisms within the criminal justice system, as well as addressing the problems that arise in relation to police watchhouses.

1996-07-02T03:10:00+10:00 07.1996
Submission to the QPS Review Committee (PDF, 2.9 MB)

This submission briefly summarises the CJC's position on particular issues relating to the management and operation of the QPS.

1996-07-02T03:10:00+10:00 07.1996
Intelligence at work inside the CJC (PDF, 315.1 kB)

The CJC gathers intelligence to better understand the criminal environment and combat crime and corruption. This information paper explains what intelligence is and why it is important; describes how the CJC gathers and uses intelligence; and explains how it is accountable for its intelligence work.

1996-06-02T02:45:00+10:00 06.1996
Police recruit selection: predictors of academy performance (PDF, 581.8 kB)

This paper assesses the validity and utility of current recruit selection criteria in predicting performance at the Queensland Police Academy. Academy performance was used as the measure of selection criteria effectiveness, since no standardised work performance evaluation data are available.

1996-06-02T02:45:00+10:00 06.1996
Regional delivery of first year constable training: an evaluation (PDF, 911.9 kB)

In early 1995, the QPS changed the way in which it allocated First Year Constables (FYCs) to the regions. The policy change, which resulted in the re-allocation of the FYCs on a statewide basis, was prompted by concerns over staffing levels at various northern establishments and was seen as a way of encouraging officers to work in the north. This research paper reports on a CJC evaluation of the impact of this policy change on the delivery of FYC training.

1996-06-02T02:10:00+10:00 06.1996
Aboriginal witnesses in Queensland's criminal courts (PDF, 5.6 MB)

The report identified that Aboriginal people appearing in court as witnesses are often at a disadvantage relative to other witnesses, due to the law, the courts and legal practitioners not paying sufficient regard to the unique aspects of Aboriginal language and culture. This report identifies various strategies, most of which are quite simple and relatively inexpensive, for reducing these barriers to understanding.

1996-05-02T02:45:00+10:00 05.1996
The nature of general police work (PDF, 388.3 kB)

This paper looks at the extent to which the public image reflects common, day-to-day work of police. It aims to promote a better public understanding of the police role in Queensland and to assist policy makers to make informed decisions about police management and resource issues.

1996-04-02T02:40:00+10:00 04.1996
Informal complaint resolution in the QPS: follow-up evaluation (PDF, 1.3 MB)

This follow-up report measures the impact of previously-recommended changes via surveys of officers and complainants who had been involved in an informal complaint resolution conducted between May and October 1995, and through the analysis of complaints data.

1996-03-02T02:40:00+10:00 03.1996
The West End Police Beat: an evaluation (PDF, 1.9 MB)

The West End Police Beat was set up in December 1994 as an experiment to assess wther beat policing was a viable policing strategy for a busy inner-city suburb. This report presents the findings of the CJC's evaluation of the pilot.

1996-03-02T02:40:00+10:00 03.1996
Utilising calls for service data (PDF, 368.2 kB)

This paper illustrates how analysis of calls for service data can facilitate the better management of police resources, particularly in relation to problem-solving and crime prevention activities.

1996-01-02T02:40:00+10:00 01.1996
Residential burglary in Queensland (PDF, 1011.9 kB)

This publication informs the public and policy makers about the nature, extent and causes of residential burglary in Queensland and identifies possible preventative strategies.

1995-12-30T14:35:00+10:00 12.1995
Ethical conduct and discipline in the QPS: the views of recruits, first year constables and experienced officers (PDF, 1.3 MB)

This paper describes the findings of a survey or police views on ethical conduct and the discipline process in the QPS in the first half of 1995

1995-12-21T14:35:00+10:00 12.1995
Report on an inquiry conducted by Mr R V Hanson QC into the alleged unauthorised dissemination of information concerning Operation Wallah (PDF, 1.6 MB)

In 1995, information concerning the CJC Operation Wallah was published in the Courier-Mail and The Australian. This report was published after the investigation that sought to discover whether any officer or Commissioner of the CJC, any members or staff of the Parliamentary Criminal Justice Committee or any officer of the Queensland Police Service released the information.

1995-11-30T23:55:00+10:00 11.1995
Annual Report 1994-95 (CJC) - Part 1 (PDF, 1.3 MB)

Part 1 of the CJC Annual Report 1994-95.

1995-11-30T23:50:00+10:00 11.1995
Annual Report 1994-95 (CJC) - Part 2 (PDF, 6.6 MB)

Part 2 of the CJC Annual Report 1994-95.

1995-11-29T13:40:00+10:00 11.1995
Annual Report 1994-95 (CJC) - Part 3 (PDF, 6.0 MB)

Part 3 of the CJC Annual Report 1994-95.

1995-11-05T13:40:00+10:00 11.1995
Annual Report 1994-95 (CJC) - Part 4 (PDF, 6.2 MB)

Part 4 of the CJC Annual Report 1994-95.

1995-11-03T13:40:00+10:00 11.1995
Annual Report 1994-95 (CJC) - Part 5 (PDF, 5.7 MB)

Part 5 of the CJC Annual Report 1994-95.

1995-11-01T23:55:00+10:00 11.1995
Annual Report 1994-95 (CJC) - Part 6 (PDF, 687.0 kB)

Part 6 of the CJC Annual Report 1994-95.

1995-11-01T00:00:00+10:00 11.1995
Annual Report 1994-95 (CJC) - Part 7 (PDF, 6.2 MB)

Part 7 of the CJC Annual Report 1994-95.

1995-09-21T13:10:00+10:00 09.1995
Beat policing: a case study (PDF, 412.8 kB)

This paper presents the key findings of the CJC's evaluation of the Toowoomba Beat Policing Pilot Project. The project was set up in May 1993 to trial a new method of delivering policing services to urban communities.

1995-09-21T13:05:00+10:00 09.1995
Children, crime and justice in Queensland (PDF, 717.3 kB)

Publication of this paper is intended to promote informed discussion of juvenile justice issues and facilitate planning of responses to juvenile crime in Queensland.

1995-08-21T13:05:00+10:00 08.1995
Criminal Justice System Monitor 1 (PDF, 1.1 MB)

This series provides policy makers and people involved or interested in the Queensland criminal justice system with a concise overview of key developments in that system. Production of the Monitor each year is also intended to promote informed public debate about criminal justice issues in Queensland. Main subject areas are: Police and crime; The court system; Corrections; The cost of criminal justice; Funding of legal aid and prosecutions; Key events.

1995-07-16T13:50:00+10:00 07.1995
Public attitudes towards the QPS (June 1995): Summary of Findings (PDF, 833.1 kB)

This paper summaries the key findings of the 1995 public attitudes survey, compares the results with previous surveys and identifies the implications of the results for the QPS.

1995-07-01T10:00:00+10:00 07.1995
External oversight of complaints against police in Australia: a cross-jurisdictional comparison (PDF, 949.7 kB)

This paper describes the structure, functions and powers of each agency as well as identifying some of the key differences between the various agencies and presenting a summary comparative table.

1995-06-17T14:25:00+10:00 06.1995
Beat policing resource kit: Manual (PDF, 1.1 MB)

This kit is designed to help police assess whether their own areas would be suited to beat policing and, if so, what they need to do to set up such a project.

1995-06-01T10:00:00+10:00 06.1995
The Inala Community and Police Network: an evaluation (PDF, 2.4 MB)

This report provides an evaluation of the community policing project at Inala in southeast Queensland.

1995-05-01T10:00:00+10:00 05.1995
Toowoomba Beat Policing Pilot Project: Evaluation report (PDF, 3.4 MB)

In May 1993, the CJC and the QPS established a two-year beat policing pilot project in Toowoomba. This is the main report on the findings of the CJC's evaluation of the pilot project

1995-04-02T01:10:00+10:00 04.1995
Report on the sufficiency of funding of the Legal Aid Commission in Queensland and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Queensland (PDF, 4.7 MB)

This report examines the funding of the DPP and the Legal Aid Commission in Queensland.

1995-03-09T13:15:00+10:00 03.1995
Report of an inquiry into allegations of official misconduct at the Basil Stafford Centre: Overview (PDF, 539.5 kB)

Overview of the CJC report about allegations of official misconduct at the Basil Stafford Centre.

1995-03-08T12:15:00+10:00 03.1995
Report of an inquiry into allegations of official misconduct at the Basil Stafford Centre: Part A (PDF, 2.1 MB)

Part A - Introductory and background material of the CJC report about allegations of official misconduct at the Basil Stafford Centre.

1995-03-07T14:20:00+10:00 03.1995
Report of an inquiry into allegations of official misconduct at the Basil Stafford Centre: Part B (i) (PDF, 1.4 MB)

Part B (i) - Abuse and gross neglect of clients; CJC report about allegations of official misconduct at the Basil Stafford Centre.

1995-03-05T13:20:00+10:00 03.1995
Report of an inquiry into allegations of official misconduct at the Basil Stafford Centre: Part B (ii) (PDF, 1.7 MB)

Part B (ii) - Investigation of alleged assault on client 7; Complaints relating to client 4; CJC report about allegations of official misconduct at the Basil Stafford Centre.

1995-03-03T11:20:00+10:00 03.1995
Report of an inquiry into allegations of official misconduct at the Basil Stafford Centre: Part C (i) (PDF, 1.4 MB)

Part C (i) - Harassment or intimidation of complainants; CJC report about allegations of official misconduct at the Basil Stafford Centre.

1995-03-02T12:20:00+10:00 03.1995
Report of an inquiry into allegations of official misconduct at the Basil Stafford Centre: Part C (ii) (PDF, 1.7 MB)

Part C (ii) - Matters relating to Mr F; Evidence of harassment of staff; Institutional culture; CJC report about allegations of official misconduct at the Basil Stafford Centre.

1995-03-01T13:25:00+10:00 03.1995
Report of an inquiry into allegations of official misconduct at the Basil Stafford Centre: Part D (ii) (PDF, 1.7 MB)

Part D (ii) Trade Unions and the Centre; Reporting and investigation of misconduct at the Centre; CJC report about allegations of official misconduct at the Basil Stafford Centre.

1995-03-01T12:25:00+10:00 03.1995
Report of an inquiry into allegations of official misconduct at the Basil Stafford Centre: Part D (i) (PDF, 1.9 MB)

Part D (i) - Statutory provisions, policies, practices or procedures; CJC report about allegations of official misconduct at the Basil Stafford Centre.

1995-02-01T23:10:00+10:00 02.1995
Crime Victims Surveys in Australia: conference proceedings (PDF, 9.7 MB)

This document contains, in revised form, papers presented at a researchers' symposium from November 1994, plus a paper on 'The Future of the ABS Crime and Safety Survey'. Collectively, the papers reproduced here represent a significant contribution to the literature on crime victims surveys and should serve as a valuable resource for researchers, statisticians and policy-makers.

1995-01-01T22:55:00+10:00 01.1995
Telecommunications interception and criminal investigation in Queensland: a report (PDF, 1.5 MB)

This report considers whether the QPS and CJC should have the power to intercept telecommunications in certain prescribed circumstances. Mr Fitzgerald QC, in the Report of the Commission of Inquiry (1989), identified this as one of the issues which should be considered in any comprehensive review of powers relevant to law enforcement in Queensland. He also observed that the CJC was likely to require the power to intercept telecommunications to enable it to discharge its functions effectively.

1994-12-17T22:50:00+10:00 12.1994
Aboriginal and Islander Councils Investigations (PDF, 287.2 kB)

In June 1994, the CJC released its report on an investigation into six Aboriginal and Islander Councils. This paper presents an overview of that report for the information of members of all ATSI communities and any other people interested in the administration of ATSI Councils and associated funds.

1994-12-17T22:45:00+10:00 12.1994
A report into allegations that the private telephone of Lorrelle Anne Saunders was 'bugged' in 1982 by persons unknown, and related matters (PDF, 2.2 MB)

This is the report of the investigation into allegations that the private telephone of Lorrelle Anne Saunders was 'bugged in 1982 by persons unknown, and related matters.

1994-12-17T11:05:00+10:00 12.1994
An aid to understanding Chinese and Vietnamese cultures: investigator's reference manual (PDF, 752.8 kB)

This paper on Chinese and Vietnamese cultures is a compilation of previously published and unpublished papers to meet the needs of Queensland law enforcement agencies. Comments made in this paper are generic in nature and can only provide a partial understanding of the complexity of cultural identity.

1994-12-01T10:00:00+10:00 12.1994
Fear of crime (PDF, 629.8 kB)

This research paper aims to inform the public, police and policy makers about issues associated with the fear of crime.

1994-11-17T11:40:00+10:00 11.1994
Informal complaint resolution in the Queensland Police Service: Evaluation (PDF, 2.6 MB)

This report assesses whether informal resolution procedures are faster, more efficient and more cost effective than the investigation of minor matters through the formal system, and whether the process is more satisfying for the participants, in particular the complainants. The report also makes a number of recommendations for improving the current procedures.

1994-11-01T12:00:00+10:00 11.1994
Report on an investigation into the tow truck and smash repair industries (PDF, 6.1 MB)

Report of two CJC investigations into allegations that people involved in the towing industry were paying police for information about the location of traffic accidents.

1994-10-17T12:15:00+10:00 10.1994
Report on improper disposal of liquid waste in South East Queensland: Volume 2: Transportation and disposal (PDF, 4.5 MB)

Volume 2 of a CJC report about an investigation concerning allegations of improper disposal of liquid waste in south-east Queensland. This volume deals with transportation and disposal issues.

1994-10-16T14:15:00+10:00 10.1994
Report on a review of police powers in Queensland: volume 5: electronic surveillance and other investigative procedures (PDF, 5.9 MB)

This volume contains recommendations relating to the police use of listening devices and other forms of electronic survillance, the taking of body samples, fingerprinting powers, rules and procedures governing eyewitness identification, police powers to preserve crime scenes, and strategies for promoting compliance with the CJC's proposed scheme of police powers.

1994-10-01T14:40:00+10:00 10.1994
Annual Report 1993-94

Annual Report of the Criminal Justice Commission 1993-94.

1994-10-01T10:00:00+10:00 10.1994
Key findings of post-Academy training survey (PDF, 180.3 kB)

This briefing note summarises the key findings of a second survey of QPS recruits at the end of their Academy training.

1994-09-01T22:05:00+10:00 09.1994
A report of an investigation into the Cape Melville incident (PDF, 8.0 MB)

Investigation into official misconduct relating to flora smuggling in Far North Queensland.

1994-08-01T10:00:00+10:00 08.1994
Implementation of reform with the Queensland Police Service: the response of the QPS to the Fitzgerald Inquiry recommendations (PDF, 4.9 MB)

This report describes the progress which the QPS has made towards the 'Fitzgerald model', indicates where the CJC considers that a departure from this model has been justified, and identifies those areas where, in the CJC's view, further change is required.

1994-07-17T11:55:00+10:00 07.1994
Report on improper disposal of liquid waste in South East Queensland: Volume 1 - Report regarding evidence received on mining issues (PDF, 666.3 kB)

Volume 1 of a CJC report on an investigation concerning allegations of improper disposal of liquid waste in South East Queensland. This volume deals with the evidence received during the course of the investigation on mining issues.

1994-07-01T15:35:00+10:00 07.1994
Submission to the PCJC on its review of the CJC's activities (PDF, 6.7 MB)

This document was submitted as the PCJC prepared its three-year mandated review of the CJC.

1994-06-17T00:25:00+10:00 06.1994
Report on an investigation into complaints against six Aboriginal and Island councils (PDF, 9.3 MB)

This report consists of a series of investigative reports on individual councils.

1994-06-02T00:30:00+10:00 06.1994
Selling your secrets: Issue paper (PDF, 294.6 kB)

Who's selling what? How secure is the confidential information that public sector agencies have about you?

1994-06-01T00:00:00+10:00 06.1994
Cannabis and the law in Queensland: Report (PDF, 3.3 MB)

This report considers legal options for dealing with possession and/or cultivation of cannabis for personal use.

1994-05-16T14:20:00+10:00 05.1994
Review of police powers in Queensland: Volume 4 - Suspects' rights, police questioning and pre-charge detention (PDF, 4.8 MB)

In this volume, the CJC deals primarily with issues relating to suspects' rights and police questioning of suspects. It includes recommendations for establishing a scheme of post-arrest, pre-charge detention, and for providing free legal advice to suspects in police stations.

1994-04-16T14:20:00+10:00 04.1994
Report by the Hon. R H Matthews QC on his investigation into the allegations of Lorrelle Anne Saunders concerning the circumstances surrounding her being charged with criminal offences in 1982, and related matters: volume 2 (PDF, 9.0 MB)

This is volume 2 of the report of the investigation into the allegations of Lorrelle Anne Saunders concerning the circumstances surrounding her being charged with criminal offences in 1982, and related matters.

1994-04-16T14:15:00+10:00 04.1994
Report by the Hon. R H Matthews QC on his investigation into the allegations of Lorrelle Anne Saunders concerning the circumstances surrounding her being charged with criminal offences in 1982, and related matters: volume 1 (PDF, 7.7 MB)

This is volume 1 of the report of the investigation into the allegations of Lorrelle Anne Saunders concerning the circumstances surrounding her being charged with criminal offences in 1982, and related matters.

1994-03-17T01:15:00+10:00 03.1994
A report of an investigation into the arrest and death of Daniel Alfred Yock (PDF, 3.5 MB)

The CJC undertook an investigation into certain matters in relation to the arrest and death of an Aboriginal youth named Daniel Alfred Yock in November 1993.

1994-03-17T01:10:00+10:00 03.1994
Toowoomba Police Service users survey: Summary of findings (PDF, 546.0 kB)

This paper presents the results of a December 1993 survey comparing citizens' assessments of the services provided by Beat Area offices and general duties officers in the City of Toowoomba.

1994-02-17T01:05:00+10:00 02.1994
Murder in Queensland (PDF, 463.7 kB)

This paper presents data on all suspected murders recorded by the QPS Information Bureau between 1980-81 and 1991-92. Its purpose is to inform the public, policy makers and the media about the nature and extent of murder in Queensland.

1994-02-01T11:20:00+10:00 02.1994
Informal complaint resolution in the Queensland Police Service

Reports of the CJC about informal complaint resolution in the Queensland Police Service.

1994-01-01T10:00:00+10:00 01.1994
Police recruit survey: summary report #3 (PDF, 180.2 kB)

In January 1994, the QPS commenced a revised recruit training program (known as 'PROVE'). There were 61 recruits in the first intake. A survey of these recruits was conducted at the start of their training by the CJC as part of its continuing evaluation of recruit training in the QPS.

1993-12-17T01:00:00+10:00 12.1993
Recruitment and education in the Queensland Police Service: a review (PDF, 2.4 MB)

This report includes the findings of the CJC's evaluation of the two-year recruit education and training program. The CJC hopes this review will assist the QPS in managing its human resources, and in recruiting and educating officers who will fit the requirements of a modern, professional police force.

1993-12-01T11:00:00+10:00 12.1993
Corruption Prevention Manual: Corruption in the Workplace (PDF, 2.6 MB)

Advice for managers in taking a proactive approach to corruption control and developing sound practices to prevent and detect corruption.

1993-11-22T23:00:00+10:00 11.1993
Whistleblowers — concerned citizens or disloyal mates? (PDF, 2.8 MB)

Papers presented at a conference held in Brisbane on 23 November 1993.

1993-11-16T13:55:00+10:00 11.1993
Review of police powers in Queensland: Volume 3 - Arrest without warrant, demand name and address and move-on powers (PDF, 4.4 MB)

This third volume of the review of police powers in Queensland makes a number of recommendations relating to police powers of arrest without warrant and the power of the police to demand a person's name and address.

1993-10-01T10:00:00+10:00 10.1993
1993 Attitudes toward the Queensland Police Service (PDF, 1.6 MB)

This report summarises the findings of a public opinion survey conducted in 1993 that included questions about public attitudes towards the QPS, public perceptions of crime levels in Queensland, and levels of awareness about the Fitzgerald Inquiry and the CJC.

1993-09-30T13:50:00+10:00 09.1993
Annual Report 1992-93

Criminal Justice Commission Annual Report 1992-93.

1993-09-16T12:35:00+10:00 09.1993
Selling your secrets — proceedings of a conference on the unlawful release of government information (PDF, 3.2 MB)

Conference proceedings on the unlawful release of government information.

1993-09-01T23:35:00+10:00 09.1993
Report on the implementation of the Fitzgerald recommendations relating to the Criminal Justice Commission (PDF, 6.2 MB)

This is a report on the implementation of the Fitzgerald recommendations relating to the CJC.

1993-09-01T13:55:00+10:00 09.1993
Annual Report 1991-92

Criminal Justice Commission Annual Report 1991-92.

1993-08-01T23:30:00+10:00 08.1993
Report on the inquiry into the selection of the jury for the trial of Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen (PDF, 10.0 MB)

Report by the Hon. W J Carter QC on his inquiry into the selection of the jury for the trial of Sir Johannes (Joh) Bjelke-Petersen and related matters.

1993-07-01T00:00:00+10:00 07.1993
Cannabis and the law in Queensland: Discussion paper (PDF, 4.8 MB)

This discussion paper was compiled to facilitate public submissions to the Advisory Committee on Illicit Drugs.

1993-05-16T12:15:00+10:00 05.1993
Review of police powers in Queensland: Volume 2 - Entry, search and seizure (PDF, 10.1 MB)

This second volume report of the review of police powers in Queensland deals with the police powers of entry, search and seizure prior to arrest. It addresses matters relating to the stopping and searching of persons, the issue and execution of search warrants and many other more specific questions within this broad subject area.

1993-05-01T12:20:00+10:00 05.1993
Review of police powers in Queensland: Volume 1 - Overview (PDF, 3.1 MB)

This first volume of the review of police powers in Queensland is an introduction to the complex subject of police powers. It sets out the review process undertaken by the CJC as well as describing similar review by committees and commissions in other jurisdictions. This volume also discusses the nature of police powers and their relationship to police effectiveness and various concepts and definitions that frequently arise in discussing police powers.

1993-05-01T00:00:00+10:00 05.1993
Review of police powers in Queensland

A report by the CJC reviewing police powers in Queensland.

1993-01-01T10:00:00+10:00 01.1993
First year constable study: summary report #2 (PDF, 318.3 kB)

This report presents the findings of a survey of first year constables conducted by the CJC in 1992.

1992-12-31T23:00:00+10:00 12.1992
Report of an inquiry into allegations of official misconduct at the Basil Stafford Centre

A report by the CJC about allegations of official misconduct at the Basil Stafford Centre.

1992-11-16T22:25:00+10:00 11.1992
Report on the investigation into the complaints of Kelvin Ronald Condren and others (PDF, 2.7 MB)

This is the report from the investigation into the complaints of Kelvin Condren and others and deals with the risk of unfair treatment of Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders and others who may be under a disability during the course of police investigations.

1992-11-01T10:00:00+10:00 11.1992
Report on SP bookmaking and related criminal activities in Queensland (PDF, 8.1 MB)

This report presents the CJC's research findings on SP bookmaking in Queensland. It examines the history of SP bookmaking, and extent of activity at the time, including race-fixing, pricing and links to crime.

1992-10-01T10:00:00+10:00 10.1992
Pre-evaluation assessment of Police Recruit Certificate Course (PDF, 2.6 MB)

This pre-evaluation assessment develops an evaluation plan for the police recruit certificate course.

1992-06-16T11:10:00+10:00 06.1992
Register of forensic science providers in Queensland (PDF, 1.7 MB)

Register of forensic science service providers in Queensland compiled by the CJC in 1992.

1992-03-16T21:05:00+10:00 03.1992
Youth, crime and justice in Queensland (PDF, 2.2 MB)

This paper was prepared by the CJC to inform the public of some facts about youth crime, based on statistical records, and on the juvenile justice system. It notes that the records give an incomplete picture, and poses some questions that require attention.

1992-03-01T10:00:00+10:00 03.1992
Crime victims survey 1991 (PDF, 2.7 MB)

This report presents the results of the 1991 Queensland crime victims survey conducted by the Government Statistician's Office and the CJC.

1992-03-01T10:00:00+10:00 03.1992
Report on an inquiry into allegations made by Terrence Michael Mackenroth MLA, the former Minister for Police and Emergency Services, and associated matters (PDF, 1.8 MB)

The report relates to an investigation into the conduct of the Commissioner of the Police Service, Mr NR Newnham, after allegations were made against him by the former Minister of Police and Emergency Services.

1992-02-01T10:00:00+10:00 02.1992
Queensland police recruit study: summary Report #1 (PDF, 183.0 kB)

In December 1991, the CJC conducted a survey of Queensland Police recruits as part of an evaluation of the new certificate course. It administered a questionnaire to the first group of recruits to complete the course. The findings of the survey are summarised in this initial report.

1992-01-01T10:00:00+10:00 01.1992
Report of the committee to review the Queensland Police Service Information Bureau (PDF, 2.4 MB)

The role, functions and inadequacies of the Information Bureau were critically examined in early 1991 by the CJC. It recommended in this report that the police information systems be comprehensively reviewed with the help of specialised external consultants.

1991-12-14T12:15:00+10:00 12.1991
Report on an investigation into possible misuse of parliamentary travel entitlements by members of the 1986-1989 Queensland Legislative Assembly (PDF, 3.4 MB)

This report concludes an investigation into possible misuse of Parliamentary travel entitlements. The possibility that such abuses may have occurred first came to the CJC's attention due to an article by Peter Morley in the Courier-Mail.

1991-11-14T22:55:00+10:00 11.1991
Report on an inquiry into allegations of police misconduct at Inala in November 1990 (PDF, 2.2 MB)

The matters at Inala on the first weekend in November 1990 were investigated by the CJC following the receipt of information from the Commission of the QPS concerning complaints about various police actions at Inala and complaints made by representatives of the Aboriginal community who attended the offices of the CJC on 7 November 1990.

1991-11-14T12:10:00+10:00 11.1991
Report on a public inquiry into payments made by land developers to aldermen and candidates for election to the council of the City of Gold Coast (PDF, 3.6 MB)

This report concluded the investigation into the relationship between land developers and an alderman of the Council of the City of Gold Coast regarding receipt of electoral assistance.

1991-09-30T00:00:00+10:00 09.1991
Annual report 1990-91 (CJC) - Cover and table of contents (PDF, 2.3 MB)

The CJC annual report for 1990-91.

1991-09-29T00:00:00+10:00 09.1991
Annual report 1990-91 (CJC) - Chapters 1 and 2 (PDF, 3.2 MB)

The CJC annual report for 1990-91.

1991-09-28T00:00:00+10:00 09.1991
Annual report 1990-91 (CJC) - Chapter 3a (PDF, 8.0 MB)

Pages 7-18.

1991-09-27T00:00:00+10:00 09.1991
Annual report 1990-91 (CJC) - Chapter 3b (PDF, 8.4 MB)

Pages 19-30.

1991-09-26T00:00:00+10:00 09.1991
Annual report 1990-91 (CJC) - Chapter 3c (PDF, 5.6 MB)

Pages 31-42.

1991-09-25T00:00:00+10:00 09.1991
Annual report 1990-91 (CJC) - Chapter 4 (PDF, 6.2 MB)

The CJC annual report for 1990-91.

1991-09-25T00:00:00+10:00 09.1991
Annual report 1990-91 (CJC) - Chapter 3d (PDF, 7.0 MB)

Pages 43-54.

1991-09-24T00:00:00+10:00 09.1991
Annual report 1990-91 (CJC) - Chapters 7, 8 and 9 (PDF, 5.8 MB)

The CJC annual report for 1990-91.

1991-09-24T00:00:00+10:00 09.1991
Annual report 1990-91 (CJC) - Chapters 5 and 6 (PDF, 2.8 MB)

The CJC annual report for 1990-91.

1991-09-23T00:00:00+10:00 09.1991
Annual report 1990-91 (CJC) - Chapters 10, 12 and 13 (PDF, 3.7 MB)

The CJC annual report for 1990-91.

1991-09-22T00:00:00+10:00 09.1991
Annual report 1990-91 (CJC) - Chapters 14 and 15 (PDF, 1.0 MB)

The CJC annual report for 1990-91.

1991-09-18T00:00:00+10:00 09.1991
Annual report 1990-91 (CJC) - Appendix (PDF, 11.5 MB)

The CJC annual report for 1990-91.

1991-09-14T11:30:00+10:00 09.1991
Police powers in Queensland: an issues paper (PDF, 2.5 MB)

This paper was prepared to generate constructive debate about the appropriate level of police powers in light of two competing interests of the public: the need to protect the rights and liberties of individuals, and the need to ensure that offenders are brought to justice.

1991-09-14T10:55:00+10:00 09.1991
Regulating morality? An inquiry into prostitution in Queensland (PDF, 8.0 MB)

This report is the result of the CJC's investigation into prostitution, comparing the Queensland situation with that in some other states and overseas. It recommends changes to the criminal law and the introduction of a system of regulation for some prostitution.

1991-07-14T10:50:00+10:00 07.1991
Crime and justice in Queensland (PDF, 3.1 MB)

This report brings together data from various criminal justice and research reports, and other sources. It presents the main features of the Queensland criminal justice system using plain language, graphs and tables, and does not go into technicalities of law.

1991-07-14T10:50:00+10:00 07.1991
Report on the investigation into the complaints of Mr T R Cooper, MLA, Leader of the Opposition, against the Hon. T. M. Mackenroth, MLA, Minister for Police and Emergency Services (PDF, 6.3 MB)

The original complaint set out a number of concerns in relation to the use by Mr Mackenroth of the Government aircraft. This report provides the conclusion of the CJC's investigation into these and related allegations.

1991-07-14T10:30:00+10:00 07.1991
Complaints against local government authorities in Queensland: six case studies (PDF, 1.6 MB)

The large number of community complaints about the operation of local authorities led the CJC to investigate 370 allegations of conduct such as lack of accountability, favouritism and bias. It identified areas of concern in need of immediate redress. Six investigations chosen as case studies form the basis of the report.

1991-07-14T10:30:00+10:00 07.1991
Report on a public inquiry into certain allegations against employees of the Queensland Prison Service and its successor, the Queensland Corrective Services Commission (PDF, 4.5 MB)

Allegations of significant corruption and drug trafficking within prisons were raised in Parliament concerning officers of the Queensland Corrective Services Commission. The CJC investigated these allegations.

1991-06-14T10:30:00+10:00 06.1991
Double jeopardy and disciplinary proceedings (PDF, 388.0 kB)

In an article in the Courier-Mail in June 1991, comments allegedly made by the Police Union Secretary, Tom Mahon, implied that a police officer is subject to double jeopardy if the same facts are canvassed at a criminal trial and a disciplinary hearing before the CJC. This discussion paper explains why this view is incorrect and evidences a lack of understanding of the purpose of disciplinary proceedings.

1991-05-14T10:30:00+10:00 05.1991
Report on the investigation into the complaints of James Gerard Soorley against the Brisbane City Council (PDF, 887.0 kB)

Allegations were made about the Brisbane City Council's financial management of the Rochedale waste facility. This report provides a conclusion of the CJC's investigation into the matter.

1991-05-14T10:30:00+10:00 05.1991
Attitudes toward the Queensland Police Service: a report (PDF, 1.3 MB)

The primary objectives of the research were to ascertain the public perception and attitudes toward the QPS and to measure the public's assessment of changes to the service.

1991-04-14T10:25:00+10:00 04.1991
Monitoring and reviewing the CJC (PDF, 4.8 MB)

The Parliamentary Crime and Misconduct Committee conducted a major review of the CJC at the end of its first year of operation. This submission by the CJC indicates the breadth and complexity of its operations, and provides a measure of its performance.

1991-03-14T10:20:00+10:00 03.1991
The nature of proceedings before Misconduct Tribunals in their original jurisdiction and the relevant standard of proof (PDF, 442.7 kB)

This paper analyses the jurisdiction and investigative role of the Misconduct Tribunals as set out in the Criminal Justice Act.

1991-02-14T10:15:00+10:00 02.1991
Review of prostitution-related laws in Queensland (PDF, 2.3 MB)

This paper is the first step in the CJC's review of the laws relating to prostitution and possible regulation of the indusrtry, rather than prohibition. The CJC sought public submissions on its review and prepared this issues paper to help the community make informed decisions on the policy options available.

1990-12-31T00:00:00+10:00 12.1990
The Fitzgerald Inquiry - Report (1987–89) (PDF, 2.9 MB)

Full report from the Fitzgerald Inquiry.

1990-11-14T10:10:00+10:00 11.1990
S.P. bookmaking and other aspects of criminal activity in the racing industry (PDF, 1.0 MB)

The CJC conducted a review of S.P. bookmaking and other aspects of criminal activity in the racing industry in Queensland as a result of concerns raised in the Fitzgerald report. This issues paper was prepared to help interested community members provide informed submissions to the review.

1990-09-14T10:10:00+10:00 09.1990
Annual Report 1989-90 (CJC) (PDF, 6.7 MB)

The CJC annual report for 1989–90.

1990-05-07T17:55:00+10:00 05.1990
Reforms in laws relating to homosexuality: an information paper (PDF, 1.8 MB)

This paper describes issues related to homosexual law reform in Queensland, and gives the views of experts and interest groups. It summarises the major points raised in Parliamentary debates in other jurisdictions; gives research and survey results; analyses some existing legislative models; and summarizes current knowledge.

1990-05-01T13:25:00+10:00 05.1990
Report on gaming machine concerns and regulations (PDF, 3.6 MB)

In response to the decision of the State government to introduce gaming machines into licensed establishments in Queensland, this report discusses the relationships between gaming machines and criminal activities and how best to deal with these concerns.

1990-03-14T10:20:00+10:00 03.1990
The jury system in criminal trials in Queensland (PDF, 1.6 MB)

This paper concentrates on the question of jury vetting. It also examines broader issues relating to the protection and privacy of jurors, majority verdicts, special juries, education of juries and improvement of trial procedures.

1990-03-14T10:20:00+10:00 03.1990
Report of an investigative hearing into alleged jury interference (PDF, 1.2 MB)

This report concludes an investigation into approaches made to members of a number of jury panels in Queensland in November 1990.

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