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Adrian Cherney


Evidence-based policing: a survey of police attitudes

Evidence-based policing (EBP) advocates the use of scientific processes in police decision-making. This paper examines results from a survey of officers in the Queensland Police Service and the Western Australia Police on the uptake of and receptiveness towards EBP research.
Briefing paper

The role of procedural justice in how young adult stimulant users perceive police and policing

This study compares perceptions of police and policing and willingness to cooperate with police in a population-based sample of young adult amphetamine-type stimulant users and non-users, using both quantitative and qualitative data.

Recidivism among prisoners: who comes back?

This study examined recidivism in an Australian correctional population. Three different groups of offenders were identified from their recidivism profiles: low-risk or slow recidivists, moderate-risk or delayed recidivists, and high-risk or rapid recidivists. Slow recidivists were more likely to be younger Indigenous men, with a...

Problem solving for crime prevention

This paper by Adrian Cherney uses existing literature to highlight the place of problem solving in crime prevention, and the need for flexibility, responsiveness, and an understanding of context in using problem solving techniques. It calls for problem solving to play a greater role in...