This program ran from 2016 to 2020.

The Criminal Justice Project extends the Institute of Public Affairs’ scrutiny of government action to an area too often ignored.

The criminal justice system costs taxpayers more than $15 billion each year. Over the past decade, Australia’s prison population has grown by 40 percent, with the rate of incarceration now higher than it has been for a century. But crime and recidivism are not falling.

This project will develop criminal justice reforms that keep Australians safe, save taxpayers money, protect victims’ rights, and promote personal responsibility.

To read our first criminal justice report, click here.

For news on our criminal justice work, click here.

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