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Australian Institute of Criminology

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AIC

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Research report

16 Nov 2017

In 2008 the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) released a comprehensive study on missing persons in Australia, which presented national data on at-risk groups and identified best practice related to prevention, early intervention, referral processes and support services (...

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23 Oct 2017

Early estimates point to higher rates of cognitive impairment among Indigenous Australians in custody compared to non-Indigenous Australians. This study sought to examine the prevalence of cognitive impairment in a representative sample of Indigenous offenders from Victorian prisons. Differences...

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23 Oct 2017

Recent years have seen the introduction of police body-worn cameras (BWCs) in many countries. Despite the costs involved in purchasing equipment and storing the large amounts of data generated, there is a dearth of evidence to support their mainstream use as part of law enforcement activities....

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23 Oct 2017

Surveillance technologies have been playing an increasingly important role in crime prevention and detection, particularly with costeffective improvements in resolution and mobility. There remains mixed evidence on the effectiveness of this technology for deterrence and detection and whether use...

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23 Oct 2017

Police use a variety of techniques in their investigation of serious violent crimes, such as homicide, robbery, assault and sexual assault. This paper systematically reviews experimental and quasi-experimental research on the effectiveness of these investigative techniques. Meta-analysis was...

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30 Jun 2017

More than 20 US states have legalised the medicinal use of marijuana; in the past three years, four have also legalised its recreational use. At the same time, marijuana remains illegal under US federal law.

This paper reviews the US experience to identify any potential lessons or hazards...

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Research report

30 Jun 2017

This report presents the results of a literature review on bail support programs and services commissioned by the ACT Justice and Community Safety Directorate as part of their Justice Reform Strategy. A wide range of resources in criminological and other social services databases, accessed...

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Research report

19 Jun 2017

In the 25th year of the National Homicide Monitoring Program (NHMP) data collection, this report describes the nature and context of homicides that occurred in financial years 2012–13 and 2013–14, and trends in homicide victimisation and offending since 1989–90. Although much of the data are...

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Website

19 Jun 2017

The Australian Institute of Criminology’s (AIC) new website Crime Statistics Australia provides an interactive gateway to Australian crime and justice research.

Officially launched this week by the Minister for Justice, the Hon. Michael Keenan, the new website provides online...

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Briefing paper

02 Jun 2017

Procedural justice is concerned with ensuring police treat those they interact with fairly and make fair decisions. It is a key strategy for promoting willingness to cooperate with police. Little is known, however, about how procedural justice might influence young adult drug users.

This...

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Website

19 Jun 2017

The Australian Institute of Criminology’s (AIC) new website Crime Statistics Australia provides an interactive gateway to Australian crime and justice research.

Officially launched this week by the Minister for Justice, the Hon. Michael Keenan, the new website provides online...

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Annual Report

13 Oct 2016

The AIC has had a number of notable achievements during the year in relation to the two key aspects of its work—the conduct of criminological research and the dissemination of research findings.

In 2015–16 the Institute conducted research on an impressive array of topics including child...

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Statistics

26 Feb 2016

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While the volume and rate of individual crime types has fluctuated over the past few years, overall, crime in Australia has been decreasing. Australian Crime: Facts & figures uses information compiled from a broad range of sources to create an...

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Briefing paper

01 Apr 2010

This is the first of a two part series on spectator violence at sporting events. Part one covers spectator violence at professional sporting events. The second will focus on issues of violence at amateur sporting events, particularly parents as spectators and the behaviours they exhibit. ...

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Briefing paper

23 Nov 2009

Bushfires arson, like structural arson, is a strongly patterned activity. These patterns seem to be mainly determined by the interplay between socioeconomic and environmental dynamics.

Since the fundamentals of these two factors change slowly, bushfire arson tends to happen...

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Research report

17 Jun 2003

Situational crime prevention is a primary prevention measure, directed at stopping crime problems before they occur. It focuses on reducing crime opportunities rather than on the characteristics of criminals or potential criminals. Situational prevention seeks to reduce opportunities for...

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Research report

03 Jun 2003

Although "crime reduction" and "crime prevention" are essentially the same things -- combinations of actions designed to eliminate and/or minimise the occurrence of crime and the harm associated with it - they do imply slightly different goals. This edition of AICrime Reductions Matters, a...

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Conference proceedings

01 May 2003

The sexual exploitation of children, both males and females, has only been officially acknowledged in the last few decades. One of the key issues is the experiences of child complainants of sexual abuse in the justice system. An AIC conference sought to provide academics, researchers, lawyers,...

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