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Report on gaming machine concerns and regulations
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.
Reforms in laws relating to homosexuality: an information paper
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.
Annual Report 1989-90 (CJC)
The CJC annual report for 1989–90.
S.P. bookmaking and other aspects of criminal activity in the racing industry
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.
Review of prostitution-related laws in Queensland
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.
The nature of proceedings before Misconduct Tribunals in their original jurisdiction and the relevant standard of proof
This paper analyses the jurisdiction and investigative role of the Misconduct Tribunals as set out in the Criminal Justice Act.
Report of an investigative hearing into alleged jury interference
This report concludes an investigation into approaches made to members of a number of jury panels in Queensland in November 1990.
The jury system in criminal trials in Queensland
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.
Monitoring and reviewing the CJC
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.
Attitudes toward the Queensland Police Service: a report
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.
Report on the investigation into the complaints of James Gerard Soorley against the Brisbane City Council
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.
Double jeopardy and disciplinary proceedings
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.
Report on a public inquiry into certain allegations against employees of the Queensland Prison Service and its successor, the Queensland Corrective Services Commission
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.
Complaints against local government authorities in Queensland: six case studies
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.
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
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.
Crime and justice in Queensland
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.
Regulating morality? An inquiry into prostitution in Queensland
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.
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Police powers in Queensland: an issues paper
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.
Report on an inquiry into allegations of police misconduct at Inala in November 1990
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.
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
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.
Report on an investigation into possible misuse of parliamentary travel entitlements by members of the 1986-1989 Queensland Legislative Assembly
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.
Excerpt from CJC publication re definition of 'electoral bribery'
Report of the committee to review the Queensland Police Service Information Bureau
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.
Queensland police recruit study: summary Report #1
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.
Report on an inquiry into allegations made by Terrence Michael Mackenroth MLA, the former Minister for Police and Emergency Services, and associated matters
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.
Youth, crime and justice in Queensland
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.
Crime victims survey 1991
This report presents the results of the 1991 Queensland crime victims survey conducted by the Government Statistician's Office and the CJC.
Register of forensic science providers in Queensland
Register of forensic science service providers in Queensland compiled by the CJC in 1992.
Pre-evaluation assessment of Police Recruit Certificate Course
This pre-evaluation assessment develops an evaluation plan for the police recruit certificate course.
Report on the investigation into the complaints of Kelvin Ronald Condren and others
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.
Report on SP bookmaking and related criminal activities in Queensland
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.
First year constable study: summary report #2
This report presents the findings of a survey of first year constables conducted by the CJC in 1992.
Cannabis and the law in Queensland: Discussion paper
This discussion paper was compiled to facilitate public submissions to the Advisory Committee on Illicit Drugs.
Report on the inquiry into the selection of the jury for the trial of Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen
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.
Selling your secrets — proceedings of a conference on the unlawful release of government information
Conference proceedings on the unlawful release of government information.
Report on the implementation of the Fitzgerald recommendations relating to the Criminal Justice Commission
This is a report on the implementation of the Fitzgerald recommendations relating to the CJC.
1993 Attitudes toward the Queensland Police Service
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.
Whistleblowers — concerned citizens or disloyal mates?
Papers presented at a conference held in Brisbane on 23 November 1993.
Recruitment and education in the Queensland Police Service: a review
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.
Police recruit survey: summary report #3
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.
Murder in Queensland
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.
Informal complaint resolution in the Queensland Police Service: Progress report
This report provides an overview of informal complaint resolution in the Queensland Police Service and presents statistical data on the first seven months of informal complaint resolution operating in the QPS.
Toowoomba Police Service users survey: Summary of findings
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.
A report of an investigation into the arrest and death of Daniel Alfred Yock
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Cannabis and the law in Queensland: Report
This report considers legal options for dealing with possession and/or cultivation of cannabis for personal use.
Report on an investigation into complaints against six Aboriginal and Island councils
This report consists of a series of investigative reports on individual councils.
Selling your secrets: Issue paper
Who's selling what? How secure is the confidential information that public sector agencies have about you?
Submission to the PCJC on its review of the CJC's activities
This document was submitted as the PCJC prepared its three-year mandated review of the CJC.
Report on improper disposal of liquid waste in South East Queensland: Volume 1 - Report regarding evidence received on mining issues
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.
Implementation of reform with the Queensland Police Service: the response of the QPS to the Fitzgerald Inquiry recommendations
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.
A report of an investigation into the Cape Melville incident
Investigation into official misconduct relating to flora smuggling in Far North Queensland.
An aid to understanding Chinese and Vietnamese cultures: investigator's reference manual
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.
Report on improper disposal of liquid waste in South East Queensland: Volume 2: Transportation and disposal
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.
Key findings of post-Academy training survey
This briefing note summarises the key findings of a second survey of QPS recruits at the end of their Academy training.
Report on an investigation into the tow truck and smash repair industries
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.
Informal complaint resolution in the Queensland Police Service: Evaluation
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.
A report into allegations that the private telephone of Lorrelle Anne Saunders was 'bugged' in 1982 by persons unknown, and related matters
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.
Fear of crime
This research paper aims to inform the public, police and policy makers about issues associated with the fear of crime.
Aboriginal and Islander Councils Investigations
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.
Telecommunications interception and criminal investigation in Queensland: a report
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.
Crime Victims Surveys in Australia: conference proceedings
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.
Report of an inquiry into allegations of official misconduct at the Basil Stafford Centre: Overview
Overview of the CJC report about allegations of official misconduct at the Basil Stafford Centre.
Report of an inquiry into allegations of official misconduct at the Basil Stafford Centre: Part A
Part A - Introductory and background material of the CJC report about allegations of official misconduct at the Basil Stafford Centre.
Report of an inquiry into allegations of official misconduct at the Basil Stafford Centre: Part B (i)
Part B (i) - Abuse and gross neglect of clients; CJC report about allegations of official misconduct at the Basil Stafford Centre.
Report of an inquiry into allegations of official misconduct at the Basil Stafford Centre: Part B (ii)
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.
Report of an inquiry into allegations of official misconduct at the Basil Stafford Centre: Part B (iii)
Part B (iii) - Investigation of the death of client 8; CJC report about allegations of official misconduct at the Basil Stafford Centre.
Report of an inquiry into allegations of official misconduct at the Basil Stafford Centre: Part C (i)
Part C (i) - Harassment or intimidation of complainants; CJC report about allegations of official misconduct at the Basil Stafford Centre.
Report of an inquiry into allegations of official misconduct at the Basil Stafford Centre: Part C (ii)
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.
Report of an inquiry into allegations of official misconduct at the Basil Stafford Centre: Part D (i)
Part D (i) - Statutory provisions, policies, practices or procedures; CJC report about allegations of official misconduct at the Basil Stafford Centre.
Report of an inquiry into allegations of official misconduct at the Basil Stafford Centre: Part D (ii)
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.
Report on the sufficiency of funding of the Legal Aid Commission in Queensland and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Queensland
This report examines the funding of the DPP and the Legal Aid Commission in Queensland.
Toowoomba Beat Policing Pilot Project: Evaluation report
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
Beat policing resource kit: Manual
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.
Beat policing resource kit: Appendices
Appendices to the beat policing resource kit
Beat police case study
This paper is a case study of the Toowoomba beat policing pilot project.
The Inala Community and Police Network: an evaluation
This report provides an evaluation of the community policing project at Inala in southeast Queensland.
External oversight of complaints against police in Australia: a cross-jurisdictional comparison
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.
Criminal Justice System Monitor 1
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.
Children, crime and justice in Queensland
Publication of this paper is intended to promote informed discussion of juvenile justice issues and facilitate planning of responses to juvenile crime in Queensland.
Beat policing: a case study
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.
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Ethical conduct and discipline in the QPS: the views of recruits, first year constables and experienced officers
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
Report on an inquiry conducted by Mr R V Hanson QC into the alleged unauthorised dissemination of information concerning Operation Wallah
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.
Residential burglary in Queensland
This publication informs the public and policy makers about the nature, extent and causes of residential burglary in Queensland and identifies possible preventative strategies.
Utilising calls for service data
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.
The West End Police Beat: an evaluation
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.
Informal complaint resolution in the QPS: follow-up evaluation
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.
The nature of general police work
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.
Regional delivery of first year constable training: an evaluation
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.
Police recruit selection: predictors of academy performance
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.
Aboriginal witnesses in Queensland's criminal courts
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.
Intelligence at work inside the CJC
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.
Submission to the QPS Review Committee
This submission briefly summarises the CJC's position on particular issues relating to the management and operation of the QPS.
Report on police watchhouses in Queensland
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.

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