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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...
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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.
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Aboriginal prisoners with cognitive impairment: Is this the highest risk group?

This study sought to examine the prevalence of cognitive impairment in a representative sample of Indigenous offenders from Victorian prisons.
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Police detainee perspectives on police body-worn cameras

Findings in this report suggest that police detainees in Australia are largely supportive of the use of police body-worn cameras (BWCs), but this was predicated on a number of operational and procedural requirements.
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Police detainee perspectives on CCTV

In this study, adult police detainees were interviewed about their views and experiences of CCTV through an addendum to the Drug Use Monitoring in Australia (DUMA) program.
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Police techniques for investigating serious violent crime: a systematic review

Police use a variety of techniques in their investigation of serious violent crimes, such as homicide, robbery, assault and sexual assault. This paper systematically reviews experimental and quasi-experimental research on the effectiveness of these investigative techniques.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...