December 2000

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5 Dec 2000

The Commonwealth Auditor-General provides an important link in the chain of accountability from the Executive to the Parliament. Consequently, the independence of this office is critical. This Research Note provides a brief introduction to the work of the Auditor-General, and outlines some key issues of...

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1 Dec 2000

This second series of case studies on crime prevention in practice describes Australian initiatives that can be regarded as examples of international best practice. It also illustrates a variety of overseas programs. Crime prevention programs have been grouped together with regards to: situational crime prevention;...

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1 Dec 2000

Since the 1970s, there has been an increase in concern about older people as victims of crime. This report shows that older people are at risk from a number of sources, including: family members and friends; strangers; commercial organisations; or carers. When understanding and responding...

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1 Dec 2000

Mouzos analyses Australian homicide data, using information collected by the National Homicide Monitoring Program for the period 1989 to 1999. The main elements of homicide - the characteristics of the incident, victim, offender, and victim-offender relationship - are analysed. Chapters cover homicide in the course...

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1 Dec 2000

Occupational violence is a problem with significant legal, economic and emotional consequences for employers and individuals. This handbook focuses on the prevention of violence that arises within an organisation, that is, between a supervisor and an employee or between one employee and another. To this...

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1 Dec 2000

This report aims to fill the void in stalking research by focusing on anti stalking legislation introduced in Australia in the mid 1990s and on subsequent trends in reporting and prosecuting stalking. After considering definitions, case studies and current explanations of stalking, including the characteristics...

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1 Dec 2000

The purpose of Drug Use Monitoring in Australia is to enhance understanding of the supply and demand for illicit drugs among detainees at the local level while providing comparable data across sites to enable comparative data, and the aggregate of data, to a national level....

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1 Dec 2000

This paper by Valerie Braithwaite and Monika Reinhart presents initial findings on the Taxpayers' Charter from the 'Community Hopes, Fears and Actions Survey'. The performance of the Australian Taxation Office (Tax Office) is high on most of the standards. Where it is low, there is...

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1 Dec 2000

Since the effective control of environmental crime requires more than the detection, prosecution and punishment of polluters, this volume calls for a more expansive conception of environmental crime control which would harness a wide variety of institutions and influences in improving environmental performance. It introduces...

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1 Dec 2000

Human smuggling and trafficking reports have been significant media items in Australia for some time. Given the prominence of migration issues on the public agenda, this report seeks to contribute to discussions by separating the myths from the facts, and summarises: what is known about...

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1 Dec 2000

The prevention of forms of violence that can occur between workers and their clients or customers is the focus of this handbook. Client initiated violence is most readily controlled through the process of risk identification, risk assessment and risk control. Following this overview of prevention...

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1 Dec 2000

Bob Gregory argues that unemployment has been at unacceptable levels for at least the last twenty five years and is probably Australia's most serious economic and social problem.

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1 Dec 2000

A decade or so ago, mothers (and their children) in Australia were found to be at an economic disadvantage after divorce compared with fathers. Since the late 1980s, however, significant social and economic change may have improved the financial living standards of divorced women relative...

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1 Dec 2000

The effect of home-child care continuities and discontinuities has special significance in Australian society where the extent of cultural diversity suggests real potential for contrasting approaches to the care and socialisation of children. This paper describes a new Institute study that aims to help fill...