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Australian Institute of Criminology

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AIC

The Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) is Australia’s national research and knowledge centre on crime and justice, compiling trend data and disseminating research and policy advice. The AIC informs crime and justice policy and practice in Australia by undertaking, funding and disseminating policy-relevant research of national significance, by generating a crime and justice evidence base, and by establishing a national knowledge centre.

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Estimating the costs of serious and organised crime in Australia, 2020–21

This report estimates the cost of serious and organised crime in Australia in 2020–21 to be between $24.8 billion and $60.1 billion. This is the third in a series of reports undertaken for the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission estimating the cost of serious and organised...
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Drug use monitoring in Australia: drug use among police detainees, 2021

Established in 1999 by the Australian government, the Drug Use Monitoring in Australia (DUMA) program collects drug use and criminal justice information from police detainees at watch houses and police stations across Australia. This publication reports on data for 2021.
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Predicting high-harm offending using machine learning: an application to outlaw motorcycle gangs

The nature of offending by outlaw motorcycle gangs (OMCGs), and policing responses, requires a novel approach to risk assessment. This study uses machine learning methods to develop a risk assessment tool to predict recorded high-harm offending. Results are compared with those of a model predicting...
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Help-seeking among Australian ransomware victims

Ransomware is malicious software (also known as malware) used to deny a person or organisation access to their IT systems and devices and/or to threaten the release of private data unless a ransom is paid. This study examines the help-seeking behaviour of 321 Australian ransomware...
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Giving voice to the silenced victims: a qualitative study of intimate partner femicide

The aim of the study is to add to the current evidence base around intimate partner femicide (IPF) victimisation by focusing attention on the nature of the relationship and the woman’s attempts at help-seeking, as told by their loved ones.