Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security


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30 Sep 2013

This paper provides a preliminary analysis of the nature and scope of the Australian antiquities market.


The illicit antiquities trade, especially concerning smaller, portable artefacts deliberately stolen from archaeological sites, temples and museums, remains the greatest threat to the global archaeological...


19 Jun 2013

This paper reviews the sequence of events leading up to terrorist attacks, in particular, the tasks that must be undertaken, being target selection, weapons acquisition, surveillance and implementation. Through an online survey of participants involved in counter terrorism operations, the authors identified preferences for a...


28 Feb 2013

Detectives have an important role in policing. The investigations they conduct are relied on to identify and convict those guilty of serious crimes. The stakes are high. Poor investigation may result in dangerous offenders remaining free to commit more crime or even the wrongful conviction...

Briefing paper

28 Feb 2013

The world is changing and the nature of detective work is changing with it. For instance, the rapid rise of technology has arguably changed how crimes are committed and investigated. Globalisation may mean that crime is more likely to cross international and domestic borders. An...


6 Dec 2012

This paper summarises scholarly approaches to the concept of organised crime, noting that such perspectives reflect the dominant sociohistorical discourses pertaining to each proposed model.

The paper then examines current Australian legislative initiatives on thwarting organized crime – in particular, outlaw motorcycle gangs –...

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