Tasmania Law Reform Institute

Dangerous Criminals Legislation Research Paper Release

The Tasmania Law Reform Institute today released a research paper, A Comparative Review of National Legislation for the Indefinite Detention of ‘Dangerous Criminals.

The research paper looks at the differences between Tasmanian indefinite detention provisions, and those of other Australian jurisdictions.The study considers issues associated with making a dangerous criminal declaration, including the test and standard of proof, and whether separate provisions should be introduced specifically for sex offenders.It also examines the discharge of a dangerous criminal declaration.

A key finding of the research is that flaws in the current legislation are causing it to be underutilised.

Published on: 12 Jul 2017