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Unconvicted prisoners in Australia

A study of the structure of remand populations in eight jurisdictions

David Biles
April, 1984

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This study examines the wide differences between Australian jurisdictions in the use of remand in custody, with the Northern Territory, New South Wales, Western Australia and South Australia being shown to have remand rates which are consistently higher than the national average.