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Australian deaths in custody and custody-related police operations 1996

Research and public policy series no. 10

Vicki Dalton
ISBN 0 642 24041 8 ISSN 1326-6004
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, June 1997

Abstract

This report covers the incidence of 1996 deaths in all custodial settings and then discusses deaths in police custody and custody-related police operations separately, followed by prison deaths. The report concludes with a discussion of trends in custodial deaths. The second part of the report provides excerpts from the most recently completed coroners' inquests into deaths in custody.