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National Deaths in Custody Program: Deaths in custody in Australia 2015–16

ISSN: 
2206-7930
Australian Institute of Criminology
Published: 
21/02/2019
Abstract: 

Delivered by the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC), the National Deaths in Custody Program (NDICP) is responsible for monitoring the extent and nature of deaths occurring in prison, police custody and youth detention in Australia since 1980. In the 25th year since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (RCIADIC), this report contains detailed information on deaths in both prison and police custody and custody-related operations in 2015–16, and compares these findings to longer term trends. No deaths occurred in youth detention in 2015–16.

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Gannoni A & Bricknell S. 2019. National Deaths in Custody Program: Deaths in custody in Australia 2015–16. Statistical Reports No. 12. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology. https://aic.gov.au/publications/sr/sr12