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​Big increase in bail refusals in NSW

By at May 22, 2018 | 3:16 am | 0 Comment

​Big increase in bail refusals in NSW

Reforms to the NSW Bail Act in 2014 and 2015 have increased the number and proportion of defendants ending up in custody, the NSW Bureau of­ Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) has found. BOCSAR analysed the outcomes of 501,212 bail hearings involving 318,559 individuals. The study controlled for other factors (e.g. more serious offences) that might have also caused more...

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