Crime

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Report

Criminal mobility of outlaw motorcycle gangs in Australia

The criminal mobility of outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) members presents a significant challenge to Australian governments and police. This study examines the prevalence and patterns of criminal mobility in a sample of almost 4,000 OMCG members in more than 400 chapters.
Report

State of the nation 2021

This report looks at five specific areas of social wellbeing and measures outcomes that impact on the wellbeing of the communities, whānau and individuals that the Salvation Army, Te Ope Whakaora, works with.
Report

Crime commission processes in child sexual abuse material production and distribution: a systematic review

The aim of this study was to conduct a systematic review of the empirical literature on crime commission processes involved in child sexual abuse material (CSAM) production and distribution.
Report

Effects of outlaw motorcycle gang membership and the support needs of former members

Drawing on interviews with 39 former members of outlaw motorcycle gangs, this research identifies consequences associated with leaving the club and the effects of membership experienced before and after leaving.
Report

The changing culture of outlaw motorcycle gangs in Australia

This study examines changes to the internal cultures of Australian outlaw motorcycle gangs, based on the perceptions of former members. The findings give unique insights into a closed, secretive and at times violent and criminal set of clubs, and highlight important trends relevant to law...
Guide

How to talk about crime and justice: a guide

This guide draws on evidence-led communications theory to provide practical guidance and resources for people who communicate about justice.
Report

Misconceptions of sexual crimes against adult victims: barriers to justice

The purpose of this study is to synthesise over 40 years of research evidence to present an accurate and updated picture of sexual offending. This paper addresses some of the most significant myths and misconceptions about adult rape and sexual assault.
Report

Expert and public narratives on crime in New Zealand: gaps and opportunities to communicate reform

In this report, the authors summarise research they have undertaken to understand how experts understand and frame criminal justice, how the public also does so, and where the opportunities for building new, more effective narratives may lie.
Report

Bail practices and policy alternatives in Australia

There was a rapid increase in the remand in custody population in Australia between 2008 and 2018, partly caused by legislative responses to some high-profile offences committed by defendants while on bail. The approach in this study was to explore bail and remand policy that...
Briefing paper

Police-recorded crime trends in Victoria during the COVID-19 pandemic

This paper aims to examine whether and how the COVID-19 pandemic, associated behaviour changes and implemented restrictions impacted on crime in Victoria. It examines whether there were changes in the volume, nature or location of offending recorded by police following the introduction of restrictions in...