Crime

Alternate Term Label:
Criminal offences
Criminal statistics
Criminals
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...
Report

Insights into contemporary young offender behaviour in Victoria

This report presents the findings from the first qualitative study of a sample of 15 Victorian young people who were serving a custodial sentence in a youth justice facility for violent motor vehicle offence(s). The research aims to understand young people’s backgrounds and motivations for...
Report

Identity crime and misuse in Australia 2019

This report examines the nature, extent and impact of identity crime and misuse in Australia for the year 2018–19. It presents data from Commonwealth, state and territory agencies as well as from the private sector and other non-government sources.
Report

Identity crime and misuse in Australia: results of the 2019 online survey

This report presents the findings of the latest survey of identity crime and misuse undertaken by the Australian Institute of Criminology as part of the Australian Government’s National Identity Security Strategy.
Report

Counting the costs of identity crime and misuse in Australia, 2018–19

This report examines the cost and impact of identity crime and misuse on the Australian economy for the 2018–19 financial year. The results, combined with data collected from stakeholders, will help policymakers raise awareness of identity crime and reduce its incidence and impact throughout Australia.
Report

Children with offending behaviour

This report considers the statutory response to children aged 10 to 13 years whose offending causes serious concern for their wellbeing. This has led Police to refer them to an Oranga Tamariki Youth Justice Coordinator for a Family Group Conference (FGC) in accordance with section...