Australian Institute of Criminology

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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 specific categories of crime by increasing...


3 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 fortnightly...

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1 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,...


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25 Sep 2018

This analysis found that victims who are female, non-white, experiencing frequent violence and who have been abused in the past are more likely to report. Incidents that involve serious violence, an intoxicated offender and/or child witnesses are also more likely to be reported to the...


4 Sep 2018

This resource uses crime script analysis to describe incidents of men’s violence against women. The results provide new insights into the situational factors present when arguments escalate to violence.


28 Aug 2018

This project explores diversionary methods and law reform options that will equip courts and multi-agency teams, partnered with community owned and managed services, to construct alternative pathways into treatment and support.


25 Jul 2018

Individuals are far more likely to engage in antisocial behaviour during adolescence than any other period of their life. This paper presents selected results from two studies which used secondary data analysis to provide a theoretically informed picture of youths’ decision-making process in relation to...


18 Jul 2018

The focus of this study is the direct cost of offences committed by organised crime offenders, and the cost of prison sentences associated with these offences.

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