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Undercounts in offender data and Closing the Gap between Indigenous and other Australians

Hunter, Boyd; Ayyar, Aarthi


Closing the gaps between Indigenous and other Australian outcomes is a central concern of contemporary policy. The Re-Offending Database (ROD), which has been collated by the New South Wales Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR), offers a unique opportunity to analyse data quality issues in an important source of administrative data for Indigenous people. This paper provides several independent estimates of the population of Indigenous offenders by estimating the number of people...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Social Issues


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