Surveillance and Monitoring

A follow-up study using data linkage to examine juvenile offender health and justice outcomes

Strand Research Theme: Forensic Mental Health
This study examines predictors of health and justice outcomes of young people who have been in contact with the criminal justice system using datalinkage. The study links baseline data collected from three health surveys of young offenders in NSW the 2003 and 2008 Young People in Custody Health...

Comparing the psychosocial health status of sex and non-sex offenders in NSW prisons

Strand Research Theme: Forensic Mental Health
Little is known about the physical and mental health status of those convicted for sex offences. Preliminary research has been inconclusive and limited by small samples and lack of non-offender comparison groups.  Increasing evidence about the mental, physical and social factors of sex offenders is...
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Enhancing infectious diseases surveillance in prison to reduce the threat of bloodborne viruses and sexually transmissible infections (STIs) (National prison BBV/STI surveillance)

Strand Research Theme: Infectious Diseases
Prior to 2004, the major source of infectious diseases data on Australia prisoners was from routine notifications to health departments arising from compulsory HIV testing of individuals on reception to prison. However, this has gradually been phased out nationally. In addition there is a lack of a...

Exploring the relationship between mental illness and dementia and family and domestic violence (FDV) using Text Mining and data linkage

Strand Research Theme: Forensic Mental Health
This study aims to better understand the relationship between health conditions (i.e. mental illness, traumatic brain injury and dementia) of perpetrators and victims of family and domestic violence (FDV) and incidents of FDV, recidivism and judicial outcomes using Text Mining and data linkage.  We...
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Health of the Nation Outcome Scale (HONOS) study

Strand Research Theme: Forensic Mental Health
Recidivism rates are of concern and may be compounded by psychiatric morbidity.  Mental health outcome measures, which assess an individual’s behaviour, impairment, symptoms and social functioning, psychological distress and functioning (life skills), are routinely collected in all States and...
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The Juvenile Offender Sexual and Reproductive health (JOSH) survey

Strand Research Theme: Infectious Diseases
Juvenile offenders are at increased risk of sexually transmissible infections (STIs) and bloodborne viruses (BBVs), and high fertility rates and abortion. However, little is known about the sexual health and sexual risk taking behaviours of those under 16 years due to issues of consent. The JOSH...