This report explains key trends in scam activity and highlights the impact of scams on the community. It highlights the cooperative work of the ACCC, other regulators and law enforcement agencies to disrupt scams and educate consumers.
This report analyses the diversion schemes currently operating in the Magistrates’ and Children’s Courts of Victoria.
Finding effective ways to prevent crime is important. This project was designed to demonstrate the feasibility of combining data from a 12-year Australian longitudinal study with prevention strategy investment data, to estimate potential returns, including a reduction in intimate partner violence and prison entry.
This evaluation of the High Density Housing Program (HDHP) employed a rigorous, quasi-experimental design, which enabled changes in recorded assaults and property crime, disturbance incidents and ambulance attendances at Ainslie Avenue to be compared with those of another public housing area that shared similar characteristics....
Although fraud is a wide-ranging category of crime, and the personal backgrounds and sociodemographic characteristics of offenders can differ considerably, both incidents and offenders display enduring features that act as red flags or indicators of dishonesty taking place.
Data-driven decision systems are taking over. No institution in society seems immune from the enthusiasm that automated decision-making generates, including—and perhaps especially—the police. Police departments are increasingly deploying data mining techniques to predict, prevent and investigate crime.
In this study, adult police detainees were interviewed about their views and experiences of CCTV through an addendum to the Drug Use Monitoring in Australia (DUMA) program.
This report details the findings from a complex investigation into allegations of sexual assault against a resident of a group home for persons with a disability run by Autism Plus.
This resource looks at the full breadth of advantages offered by the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), plus an accessible description of how it works.
This research brief examines the concept of Justice Reinvestment as it was developed and is currently understood in Australia, the United States of America, the United Kingdom and New Zealand.
This inaugural report of the Community Safety Trustee sets out the new approach and covers the five key elements of the Community Safety Statement: reducing harm, increased connection to the community, putting victims first, holding offenders to account and improving Victoria Police capability culture and...
This report proposes a number of recommendations aimed at addressing stock theft, rural trespass and illegal hunting. These include enhanced penalties for existing offences, an expansion of current regulatory requirements and significant changes to the way the NSW Police Force is currently structured to address...
Rick Sarre and Lorana Bartels ask if there's a case for an overhaul of nationwide parole laws?
Considers whether trading in influence is a problem in New Zealand and scopes out examples identified elsewhere.
For more than a decade, people whose job it is to seize and to trace crime guns in Australia have steadily contradicted the unsourced, evidence-free opinion that most illicit firearms are smuggled into the country.
This brochure from the International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) explains the significance of IPDC’s monitoring and reporting on safety of journalists media workers and social media producers in many parts of the world, including in countries which are not considered conflict areas...
Australia is collecting more metadata per capita and issuing more warrants to intercept communications than the U.S, UK and Canada, according to a new report.
University of NSW business law lecturer and research fellow Dr Rob Nicholls has collected and analysed publicly available data...
The $3.8 billion expansion of the New South Wales prison estate by 7000 beds represents a manifest and very expensive failure of public policy.
There are three reasons why this is so. First, the lack of evidence to support the expansion; second, because prisons...