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Research report

31 Oct 2017

This resource outlines key findings of the research undertaken by the Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research, regarding the enforcement of DVPOs and the implications for policy and practice, including implications for the impending National Domestic Violence Order Scheme.


23 Oct 2017

Findings in this report suggest that police detainees in Australia are largely supportive of the use of police body-worn cameras (BWCs), but this was predicated on a number of operational and procedural requirements.


6 Sep 2017

This report's focus is on law enforcement, or supply reduction measures to address crystal methamphetamine (ice) use in Australia.


18 Jul 2017

Examines the Australian government's policy response to human trafficking, looking specifically at law enforcement as well as the government's international engagement on the issue.

Discussion paper

16 Jun 2017

This resource examines how to integrate militarised equipment into the United States' many police forces.

Research report

Published with the assistance of the New Zealand Law Foundation
28 Feb 2017

This report aims to explain the role and importance of enforcing compliance of environmental law in New Zealand.

Discussion paper

10 Jan 2017

The primary purpose of this package of updates to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act) is to promote confidence in our state’s planning system.

This will be achieved through four underlying objectives:

• to enhance community participation;

• to...



4 Dec 2016

Of all Australia’s public health initiatives, our gun control laws are perhaps the most widely recognised and cited with pride. Yet they also contain the seed of their own destruction.

John Howard's post-Port Arthur National Firearms Agreement brought with it an unintended public safety...

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.

Research report

16 Sep 2016

This is the report of an independent review of three New Zealand fisheries compliance operations undertaken by the former Ministry of Fisheries and MPI and associated prosecution decisions. The reivew was carried out by Michael Heron, a Queen’s Counsel and former Solicitor General.



3 May 2016

From 1988 to 2015, Australia ran forty-one state, territory and federal firearm amnesties for a combined total of 3,274 weeks. From the reports in which numbers were published, a minimum of 1,121,577 firearms were surrendered to police for destruction.



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...



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...


3 Oct 2015

Of 130 victims shot dead, 56% were killed by a licensed gun owner. Most were shot by a killer with no previous history of violent crime or mental illness. All the perpetrators were men.

Research report

18 Jun 2015

NOTE : See Related Content below for associated data tables for download.

Recorded crime statistics show that there were 458,027 offences recorded by Victoria Police in the year to March 2015, up 1.3% compared to the same period last year.

The crime...



27 Feb 2015

Recent headlines are clear: our world is a fearful place, spattered with blood, angry men and loose guns. But not everywhere.

One sprawling region has largely avoided, and at times even reversed, the steady proliferation of illegal firearms and death by gunshot. Twelve out...


18 Jul 2014

This Quick Guide provides key internet links to websites with information on crime and law enforcement arrangements and issues.

Research report

10 Sep 2013

This review examines whether new laws in New South Wales allow police to verify identification with appropriate regard to issues such as religious sensitivities.

Executive summary

On 1 November 2011 a new Division 4, Part 3 of the Law Enforcement (Powers and...

Journal article

30 Mar 2013

Drawing on a 4-year research project, ‘Exploring the experience of security in the Vietnamese-Australian community: practical implications for policing,’ this article examines the perspectives of the Melbourne Vietnamese Australian community outreach and legal professionals on policing the drug trade. Engaging with current debates on the...


25 Jan 2013

Australia's massive experiment in gun control saw a million firearms, or one third of the nation's private arsenal destroyed, then a million new, but different guns imported. Sixteen years after firearm laws were tightened, gun homicide remains 50-60% lower, and the nation has not seen...