Police and crime

Do you have to go to court? Have you been the victim of a crime? Find information about police powers, and how to defend yourself when charged with a crime.

 

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NSW legislation dealing with criminal offences and penalties.

 
Series of fact sheets covering prisons, visiting an inmate, parole, community based orders, and classification and placement of inmates.
 
 
This looseleaf service has detailed information on topics including arrest, search, assault, bail, court procedure, costs, AVOs, drugs, questioning, evidence, warrants, and victims compensation.
 
 

This looseleaf service has detailed information on topics including criminal procedure, evidence, appeals, sentencing, bail, and criminal offences. Also available online in the State Library.

 
 

This looseleaf service has detailed information on topics including crime, evidence, bail, prisoners, young offenders, juries, warrants, and victims of crime. Also available online in the State Library.

 
Find out about the Commonwealth spent convictions scheme, which allows an individual not to disclose certain criminal convictions in particular circumstances.
 
 
This video follows the stories of two people with cognitive disabilities as they prepare for and go to court- one as a witness and the other as defendant.
 

Contains commentary on five key sentencing statutes and on sentencing law for specific offence categories.

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Legislation and case law

NSW legislation

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NSW caselaw

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Federal Register of Legislation

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