Criminal justice system—reliability and integration of data

Report 14: 2016–17

In this audit we examined how well Queensland’s criminal justice entities capture, report and use data, ensuring its reliability and integration across the justice system.

‘Criminal justice system entities’ (for the purpose of this report) include the Queensland Police Service and the Department of Justice and Attorney-General, through its Queensland Courts Service, Queensland Corrective Services, and Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The state’s criminal justice system prevents, detects, and investigates crime. It delivers judicial processes, manages prisoners and offenders, and provides rehabilitation services.

We assessed the timeliness, accuracy, and completeness of crime data. Also how the criminal justice entities report and exchange this data.

This is the second of two reports from this audit. The first, Criminal justice system – prison sentences (Report 4: 2016-17), assessed how effectively criminal justice entities capture and use data for calculating and administering prison sentences.

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