UQ students launch national deaths in custody database

2 Aug 2018
A team of law students and staff at The University of Queensland has developed Australia’s first comprehensive deaths in custody website.

The website brings together details of more than 530 reported deaths in custody cases to provide the community, legal professionals, journalists, students, academics and researchers with an easy-to-use, searchable database.

Project coordinator Professor Tamara Walsh said research into deaths in custody was lacking and existing court databases were inaccessible or out-of-date.