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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.