Corrective Services NSW

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 applications 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 2024 are:

 Submission Close Meeting Date
 22 January 2024 22 February 2024
 28 March 2024 02 May 2024
 03 June 2024 04 July 2024
 05 August 2024 05 September 2024
 23 September 2024 24 October 2024
 04 November 2024 05 December 2024
Last updated:

29 Nov 2023

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