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A review of the recent Australian data indicates an increase in the use of knives for homicide offences, while their use decreased or remained steady in relation to robbery, sexual assault and kidnapping/ abduction.
The limited academic research on this issue reveals two discrete...
The power of the state to confiscate assets derived from criminal acts is well-accepted in criminal justice. This paper considers the scope and impact of laws concerned with unexplained wealth in Australia.
Unexplained wealth laws are thought to deter would-be criminals by reducing the...
This report is a literature review on Indigenous women’s offending patterns and therefore provides an important contribution to understanding an often neglected area of criminal justice. The report presents information on Indigenous women as offenders and prisoners, as well as considering the issue...
Confiscation of illegally obtained proceeds of crime is a key strategy for disrupting criminal activity, especially serious and organised crime by reducing its profitability and diminishing offenders' ability to finance further criminal activity. Confiscation schemes aim to redress imbalances by compensating society for the adverse...
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) (2008: 5) has defined consumer scams as a fraudulent invitation, request, notification or offer, designed to obtain someone’s personal information or money or otherwise obtain a financial benefit by deceptive means.