Marcus Smith

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12 Apr 2017


There has been a rapid expansion in the type and volume of information collected for security purposes following the terrorist attacks on the United States of America (‘US’) on 11 September 2001. This event has been described as precipitating a program of...

Research report

5 Dec 2016

Australia’s unexplained wealth laws form part of a range of measures introduced in response to growing concern about the prevalence and impact of organised crime. The confiscation of criminal assets, including through the use of unexplained wealth legislation, seeks to undermine the business model of...

Research report

16 Nov 2015


DNA evidence has made a significant contribution to criminal investigations in Australia and around the world since it was widely adopted in the 1990s. The direct matching of DNA profiles, such as comparing one obtained from a crime scene with one obtained...

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