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The State of Australian Cities (SOAC) national conferences have been held biennially since 2003 to support interdisciplinary policy-related urban research. This paper was presented at SOAC 5held in Melbourne from 29 November – 2 December 2011. SOAC 5 was hosted by the University of Melbourne,...
This report makes up the first output of a research study entitled Homelessness prevention for women and children who have experienced domestic and family violence: Innovations in policy and practice.
This paper details the actual and potential challenges, and impact, of gambling and corruption practices on sports in Australia.
Sports events attract large audiences and the attention of gamblers. Betting on sport events is an historical past-time, the most well-known being horse-racing and, in...
This paper outlines key issues in institutional and care settings with identifying and responding to women’s recent and past experiences of sexual assault.
This paper draws together the common or shared elements of various institutions identified in the literature and considers the historical socio-political...
This report presents a consolidated picture of current money laundering - the indicators and activities involved, the sectors and professions which are vulnerable, a range of new threats which are emerging, and the general framework of regulations and actions necessary to identify and prevent this...
Theft represents one of most likely sources of firearms for the illicit market.
Between 2004–05 and 2008–09, an average of 1,545 firearms were reported as stolen to Australian state and territory police, yet firearms from just 12 percent of reported incidents were eventually recovered...
This report explores in depth the exact nature of the threat posed by transnational organised crime and the conditions that give rise to its growth.
In particular, it asks whether the presence of transnational groups in fragile states is an effect of international conditions...
Serious and organised crime is an ever-evolving transnational phenomenon. But for all its manifestations, the underlying motivations are constant: greed and power drive organised crime and money is its lifeblood.
This greed has a significant impact on all of us. Organised crime threatens national...
This snapshot describe the penalties imposed on adult offenders convicted of illicit drug offences involving amphetamines.
Summary: In 2009-2010, 2,397 offenders were convicted of illicit drug offences involving amphetamines. The majority (70.9%) were convicted of using or possessing amphetamines, while nearly a quarter were...
The main purpose of the Bill is to facilitate Australia's accession to the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime (the European Convention).
The provisions of the Bill and the European Convention are outlined in Chapter 2 and dealt with in greater detail in the...