Corrective Services Ethics Committee

All research projects involving inmates, offenders, Corrective Services staff or other access to Corrective Services NSW (CSNSW) records or facilities must first be approved in writing by the Commissioner of CSNSW prior to any project being commenced. Section 267 of the Crimes (Administration of Sentences) Act 1999 stipulates this requirement and provides penalties for those who do not follow the Commissioner's directives in relation to any research work undertaken within CSNSW that may be approved by him.

If your job requires you to conduct research, CRES can help with advice, consultancy and support. Research applications for access to Corrective Services NSW data, inmates, offenders or its staff can be found below.

Research appplications can be submitted to:

Dr. Marc Torka
Secretary Corrective Services Ethics Committee
Corrections Research, Evaluation & Statistics
Corrective Services NSW

Data requests and general research enquiries can be submitted to:

CSEC meeting dates for 2023 are:

 Submission Close Meeting Date
 23 January 2023 23 February 2023
 03 April 2023 04 May 2023
 29 May 2023 29 June 2023
 24 July 2023 24 August 2023
 18 September 2023 19 October 2023
 06 November 2023 07 December 2023
Last updated:

18 May 2023

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