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Prevent crime and save money: Return-on-investment models in Australia

Finding effective ways to prevent crime is important. This project was designed to demonstrate the feasibility of combining data from a 12-year Australian longitudinal study with prevention strategy investment data, to estimate potential returns, including a reduction in intimate partner violence and prison entry.

Reducing crime in public housing areas through community development: an evaluation of the High Density Housing Program in the ACT

This evaluation of the High Density Housing Program (HDHP) employed a rigorous, quasi-experimental design, which enabled changes in recorded assaults and property crime, disturbance incidents and ambulance attendances at Ainslie Avenue to be compared with those of another public housing area that shared similar characteristics.

Supported housing for prisoners returning to the community: a review of the literature

This report presents the findings of a review of the literature on housing support for people returning to the community following a period of imprisonment. The review was commissioned by Corrections Victoria in mid-2015, to inform future practice and policy development in the area of...

Australian business assessment of computer user security: a national survey

Based on responses from 4,000 businesses, the survey found that 14% had experienced one or more computer security incidents in 2006-07. The financial loss was estimated at between $595m and $649m. The results highlight the importance of partnerships between government and the private sector, as...

What Australians think about crime and justice: results from the 2007 Survey of Social Attitudes

This report explores the differences between the public view and the reality of how much recorded crime there is and of what happens to offenders after they are charged. The results are valuable as a measure of public attitudes and perceptions of crime and the...

Community participation and regional crime

Based on data for local government areas in the mainland eastern states this study shows that crime rates are lower in local areas with high levels of participation on community-oriented activities; includes short section on Indigenous population.

Transnational crime in the Pacific Islands: real or apparent danger?

Transnational crime constitutes a challenge for even the most advanced industrial nations. The Pacific Islands are culturally, educationally and socially diverse, geographically isolated and sparsely populated. There is a degree of heterogeneity in their respective levels of governance, corruption and law enforcement capacity. Economic weaknesses...

Illicit drug use in rural and remote Indigenous communities

This research project, commissioned in response to police requests for information, investigated the extent of Indigenous drug use in rural and remote areas, and the harms identified with this drug use. The paper discusses police perception of use, supply of illicit drugs, community perception of...
Conference paper

Exploring regional crime and socio-economic linkages

Aiming to encourage greater exploration and research into the socioeconomic factors and their linkages to regional crime, this paper addresses the lack of research which looks at licit and illicit drugs and these linkages, arguing that these gaps in knowledge are restricting evidence based policy...

Zombies and botnets

Bot programs allow attackers to form virtual networks of zombies, or botnets, which can be leveraged to orchestrate concerted attacks against other computing resources, increasingly for illicit financial gain. Business, government and individual householders need to be aware of risk mitigation strategies and to ensure...