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Missing persons: who is at risk?

This study, commissioned by the National Missing Persons Coordination Centre (NMPCC) of the Australian Federal Police, updates missing person statistics and describes the extent to which known risk factors correlate with categories of missing persons.

Pre-court diversion in the Northern Territory: impact on juvenile reoffending

A juvenile pre-court diversion scheme was introduced in the Northern Territory in 2000. Administered by police, it uses warnings and conferences to divert selected juveniles from the court process. This paper reports on an analysis of Northern Territory police records on 3,597 apprehended juveniles over...

Fatal fires: fire-associated homicide in Australia, 1990-2005

The use of fire in homicide is a particularly heinous crime, involving burning of the victim before or after death. It is thought to be a relatively rare phenomenon and, as such, little is known about its nature and extent in Australia. Over a 16-year...

Weapon involvement in armed robbery

This analysis of 16,235 records relating to armed robbery in Australia between 1996 and 1998 finds that there were no differences in the type of weapon used by an offender of armed robbery based on the type of victim selected, whether an individual or anorganisation...

Career trajectories of women in policing in Australia

This paper examines the career paths of a cohort of police sworn in during 1991 in a number of jurisdictions to examine what differences, if any, exist between male and female personnel in terms of recruitment, rank attainment, departures and deployment. The findings indicate that...

The methamphetamine market: police detainee perspectives

The data in this report was collected as part of the Australian Institute of Criminology’s Drug Use Monitoring in Australia (DUMA) program, which is a quarterly collection of criminal justice and drug use information from police detainees at multiple sites across Australia.

Fraud within the Commonwealth: a census of the most costly fraud incidents 2014-15

Although fraud is a wide-ranging category of crime, and the personal backgrounds and sociodemographic characteristics of offenders can differ considerably, both incidents and offenders display enduring features that act as red flags or indicators of dishonesty taking place.

Fraud against the Commonwealth: report to government 2014-15

This report presents research findings on the level of fraud risk affecting Commonwealth entities and the government’s approach to preventing and responding to acts of dishonesty perpetrated within and against the Commonwealth.

National deaths in custody program: deaths in custody in Australia 2013–14 and 2014–15

This report presents data on the number of deaths in custody that occurred during 2013–14 and 2014–15, and trend data on deaths in prison custody (from 1979–80) and police custody and custody-related operations (from 1989–90).

Drug use monitoring in Australia: 2015 and 2016 report on drug use among police detainees

The Drug Use Monitoring in Australia (DUMA) program is the nation’s largest and longest-running ongoing survey of police detainees across the country. This report describse the DUMA data collected between January 2015 and December 2016 at Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth and Sydney.