Criminal Law 

The Criminal Law Committee reviews and comments on law and policy affecting criminal justice. Our initiatives focus on: 

  • the interests of people charged with criminal offences
  • the rights of prisoners, including the reduction of the prison population
  • the interests of intellectually disabled, mentally ill and other  people as they are affected by the criminal law
  • access to community support services, diversionary and restorative justice options in rural and remote areas
  • the rights of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Australians
  • multicultural issues as they relate to the criminal law.

To help criminal law practitioners, the Committee also provides the following resources.