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In recent years, governments at all levels have been faced with increasingly tight budgets and limited resources, placing greater pressure on service providers—including those involved in crime prevention and criminal justice—to demonstrate value for money. This has resulted in a growing interest...
This paper presents the findings from a national survey of local government to develop a national picture of the prevalence and characteristics of open-street CCTV systems in Australia managed by local councils.
There has been considerable growth in the use of...
A research driven response to community concerns regarding the level of crime and fear of crime in the Northern Territory.
In recognition of the need to address community concerns regarding the level of crime and fear of crime in the...
This audit examined crime and safety issues in the Northern Territory urban communities of Darwin, Katherine and Alice Springs to help inform effective strategies to reduce the actual and perceived risk of victimisation.
This Special Report is a research driven response...
Introduction: Property damage is the intentional ‘destruction or defacement of public, commercial and private property’. This covers a range of different acts, including vandalism (eg smashing windows, knocking over letterboxes) and graffiti. Graffiti is the act of marking property with writing, symbols or graphics...
This paper examines the practical factors that impact on the evaluation of crime prevention programs and makes a number of important recommendations for the evaluation of projects delivered as part of large-scale programs.
The Australian Institute of Criminology has spent...
As the first attempt to analyse the criminal histories of organised crime offenders in Australia, this study offers insights into the extent, nature and seriousness of offending.
This study examines how police use CCTV footage in criminal investigations. Structured interviews were conducted with 146 sworn members of the NSW Police Force who had recently requested footage from the NSW rail system’s network of CCTV cameras.
This study examines the impact of CCTV footage on clearance rates for crimes occurring on the rail network in New South Wales.
Nearest neighbour matching was used to compare criminal matters with and without camera footage. Cases were matched on principal...