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Rick Brown

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Changes in online gambling during the COVID-19 pandemic

This study explores the potential for increased online gambling as a result of COVID-19 social distancing measures.
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Policing repeat domestic violence: would focused deterrence work in Australia?

Focused deterrence approaches to domestic violence have been developed in the US to increase offender accountability and ensure appropriately targeted responses to victims. This paper uses recent Australian research to explore the feasibility of adapting this model to an Australian context.
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Australians who view live streaming of child sexual abuse: an analysis of financial transactions

This preliminary study provides some insight into the nature and extent of child sexual abuse (CSA) live streaming behaviour among a cohort of Australians procuring such services from known facilitators in the Philippines. While there are important caveats to the findings, they provide useful insights...
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The opioid epidemic in North America: implications for Australia

The opioid epidemic in North America has attracted considerable international concern because of the scale of the problem and the high rate of overdose deaths. This paper highlights the importance of being vigilant about the potential for similar problems in Australia, and continuing to monitor...
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Exploring the implications of child sex dolls

The importation of child sex dolls into Australia has created increasing concerns. However, the implications of these products, and especially their link with child contact sexual offending, remain unclear.