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Unpublished Paper
Bail in Australia: legislative introduction and amendment since 1970
Australia & New Zealand Critical Criminology Conference 2009: Conference Proceedings (2009)
  • Alex Steel, University of New South Wales
Abstract
This paper examines the rate of amendment of bail laws across Australian jurisdictions since the 1980’s. It examines stated justifications for those changes by Parliamentarians in a number of jurisdictions and seeks to provide insights into the increasing rate of legislative amendment in some states in recent years. The paper analyses whether Australia wide trends exist or whether the reasons for amendment are more locally based.
Keywords
  • bail,
  • legislative amendment,
  • NSW,
  • new punitiveness,
  • remand
Disciplines
Publication Date
2009
Citation Information
Alex Steel. "Bail in Australia: legislative introduction and amendment since 1970" Australia & New Zealand Critical Criminology Conference 2009: Conference Proceedings (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/alex_steel/18/