Crime prevention

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883055

Report

23 Oct 2017

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.

Report

25 Sep 2017

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.

Report

13 Sep 2017

This resource looks at the full breadth of advantages offered by the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), plus an accessible description of how it works.

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.

Report

12 Jul 2017

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...

Report

3 Jul 2017

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...

Commentary

7 Jun 2017

Rick Sarre and Lorana Bartels ask if there's a case for an overhaul of nationwide parole laws?

Journal article

8 May 2017

Considers whether trading in influence is a problem in New Zealand and scopes out examples identified elsewhere.

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.

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.

Fact sheet

1 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 conflict areas...

Commentary

Article

3 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...

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...

Video program

7 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 Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study , a long-running cohort study following 1037 people born in Dunedin...

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...

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....

Briefing paper

13 Apr 2016

Introduction

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 Public...

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 punish for vulnerable people....

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...

Commentary

Article

7 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...