Defendants' and Criminal Justice Professionals' Views on the Brisbane Special Circumstances Court

Journal of Judicial Administration, 21 2: 93-108, 2011

18 Pages Posted: 2 Jun 2015

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

Problem-solving courts are said to bring about positive outcomes for defendants, and the community in the form of reduced recidivism. However, in order for these programs to be replicated effectively, the successful elements of the programs must be identified. This article reports on the results of a study at the Brisbane Special Circumstances Court, which was aimed at identifying which features of the court were intrinsic to its success. The availability of services, and the team approach of the court players, were considered critical to the court's success by defendants and court staff. It was also found that, for defendants, caring relationships and a sense of belonging within the court are very important if they are to engage with the court.

JEL Classification: k00

Suggested Citation

Walsh, Tamara, Defendants' and Criminal Justice Professionals' Views on the Brisbane Special Circumstances Court (2011). Journal of Judicial Administration, 21 2: 93-108, 2011, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2611500

Tamara Walsh (Contact Author)

University of Queensland ( email )

St Lucia
Brisbane, Queensland 4072
Australia

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