• Max TraversEmail author
  • Emma Colvin
  • Isabelle Bartkowiak-Théron
  • Rick Sarre
  • Andrew Day
  • Christine Bond


Bail can be a dry and technical subject, only of interest to academic lawyers and legal practitioners. It has been neglected in criminological studies and commentary about the criminal justice process. Research studies tend to employ quantitative methods or analyse legal cases and statutes. By contrast, this book brings together quantitative and qualitative methods in examining current practices and reform initiatives. The first half of the chapter looks in detail at three cases in Australia in which disturbing offences were committed by defendants released on bail. The second half introduces the concerns of progressive academics and practitioners about rising imprisonment, partly caused by the presumption for bail being eroded by legislation over a long period of time.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Max Travers
    • 1
    Email author
  • Emma Colvin
    • 2
  • Isabelle Bartkowiak-Théron
    • 3
  • Rick Sarre
    • 4
  • Andrew Day
    • 5
  • Christine Bond
    • 6
  1. 1.School of Social SciencesUniversity of TasmaniaHobartAustralia
  2. 2.Centre for Law and JusticeCharles Sturt UniversityBathurstAustralia
  3. 3.Tasmanian Inst Law Enforcement StudiesUniversity of TasmaniaHobart, TasmaniaAustralia
  4. 4.School of LawUniversity of South AustraliaAdelaideAustralia
  5. 5.School of Social and Political SciencesUniversity of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia
  6. 6.School of Criminology & Criminal JusticeGriffith UniversityMt GravattAustralia

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