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Australian deaths in custody 1992



This paper covers Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and non Aboriginal deaths occurring in the police, prison and juvenile welfare areas during 1992. Statistical and descriptive information is provided on the incidence of death in custody, circumstances of death, death rates, manner of death, demographic and offence characteristics, legal status and length of time in custody. The number of deaths was almost the same as that in the previous year, although Aboriginal deaths were relatively lower, particularly deaths in prison custody.


Deaths in Custody Monitoring and Research Program

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McDonald D, Howlett C & Dalton V 1993. Australian deaths in custody 1992. Deaths in Custody Australia no. 4. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology. https://aic.gov.au/publications/dic/dic04