Australian Institute of Criminology

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Homicide in Australia 2020–21

The National Homicide Monitoring Program is Australia’s only national data collection on homicide incidents, victims and offenders. This report describes the 210 homicide incidents recorded by Australian state and territory police between 1 July 2020 and 30 June 2021. During this 12-month period there were...

How to implement online warnings to prevent the use of child sexual abuse material

Online child sexual abuse material (CSAM) offending is a challenge for law enforcement, policy-makers and child welfare organisations alike. To address this, the authors of this report use a case study to analyse the actions individuals and organisations within the technology, government, non-government and private...

Advancing child sexual abuse investigations using biometrics and social network analysis

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Stephen Patterson, David Bright, Arun Ross, Katie Logos, Dana Michalski
This paper demonstrates how biometric features can be extracted from people in child sexual abuse material (CSAM) and examines using social network analysis to reveal important patterns across seized media files.

Crime by outlaw motorcycle gang members during club conflicts

This study examines the trends in and spatial distribution of recorded offending by Australian outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) affiliates at the onset of a territorial conflict between two clubs in the state of New South Wales.

Predictive policing in an Australian context: assessing viability and utility

Predicting the locations and times of elevated crime risk is of great interest to law enforcement agencies around the world. Based on the published literature, the authors of this report suggest there are four conditions required if predictive policing is to be effective.