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Crime prevention

Report

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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25 Sep 2017

This report details what has been a long and complex investigation. It commenced on 17 June 2015 when the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) referred a matter to the Ombudsman pursuant to section 73 of the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission Act 2011. IBAC...

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13 Sep 2017

The rate at which states adopted the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) surprised even its sponsors. Yet the treaty is often misunderstood and misrepresented – by some, mistrusted. Facts and answers can be found in a variety of sources, but until now the treaty lacked a compendium. The full breadth of...

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Briefing paper

31 Jul 2017

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. It highlights examples of Justice Reinvestment frameworks and programs which have been implemented in...

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12 Jul 2017

The changing environment of policing and recent trends in crime have raised community concerns. New challenges in community safety require more than rhetoric and promises to bring about sustained change. Every Victorian should be entitled to feel safe at any time regardless of where they live or...

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03 Jul 2017

This review was announced by the Deputy Premier and Minister for Justice and Police on 25 February 2016, along with specific terms of reference. The scope of the review – stock theft, rural trespass and illegal hunting – represents how intertwined these crime types are. Given this, a series of...

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Commentary

07 Jun 2017

Sadly, another horrific episode under the banner of Islamist extremism is front-page news. This time the perpetrator was a 29-year-old Somali-born Victorian man, Yacqub Khayre, described as a “weakling, deserter and a jihadi of convenience”.

On Monday, armed with a sawn-off shotgun and...

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Journal article

08 May 2017

In November 2015 the Organised Crime and Anti-corruption Legislation Bill was passed by the New Zealand Parliament. An omnibus bill, it amended numerous different acts in relation to (among other things) money laundering, organised crime, corruption and bribery offences. One of its stated aims...

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Fact sheet

15 Nov 2016

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.

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Audio interview

12 Nov 2016

Where we might see a lovely ornamental detail on a building a burglar might see a handhold. Burglars see buildings very differently so we explore the intimate relationship between design and crime.

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Fact sheet

01 Nov 2016

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...

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Commentary

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03 Oct 2016

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...

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Article

15 Jul 2016

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 are a very blunt and...

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Video program

07 Jun 2016

Why Am I?: The Science of Us (also known as Predict My Future: The Science of Us) is a 2016 New Zealand documentary series about the ...

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Commentary

Article

28 Apr 2016

The proud claim that Australia may have “solved the gun problem” might only be a temporary illusion. In recent years, arms dealers have imported more guns than ever before. And last year we crossed a symbolic threshold: for the first time in 20 years, Australia’s national arsenal of private guns...

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Audio interview

21 Apr 2016

After facing criticism for years for being asleep at the wheel, the corporate watchdog ASIC is now entering a new era of corporate crime fighting, with the federal government restoring $127 million to its budget and increasing its powers to catch white collar criminals.

Under the reforms...

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Briefing paper

13 Apr 2016

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On 22 March 2016, in his role as Minister for Justice and Police, Deputy Premier Troy Grant MP introduced into the NSW Parliament two pieces of legislation designed to crack down on organised crime. The Criminal Legislation Amendment (Organised Crime and...

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Article

22 Mar 2016

It is time to re-define our criminal justice system to redress the over-reliance on incarceration as the means of achieving safer communities.  A substantive reconfiguration of mental health, disability and substance misuse services is essential to provide comprehensive treatment rather than...

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Journal article

10 Feb 2016

This article explores some of the implications that arise from New Zealand’s Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Legislation Bill (OCACL), which was passed into law on 5 November 2015 and came into effect on 1 January 2016. As an Omnibus Bill, the OCACL makes amendments to...

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Commentary

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07 Oct 2015

In the frustrating struggle to identify gun killers in advance, we could have been looking in the wrong place. By accepting the common mantra that law-abiding, licensed firearm owners are not the problem, many have chased popular fears such as mental illness and violent video games.

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