Police-community relations

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Report

Report of the Inquiry into NSW Police Force strip search practices

The Inquiry into NSW Police Force strip search practices, set out in this report, represents a significant body of work - comprising a total of seven investigations, as well as an analysis of NSW Police Force policies and training, and oversight of police investigations of...
Report

USA: losing the peace

This report argues that police forces at the city, county, state, and federal levels should all immediately reform their conduct through specialised trainings on the facilitation and protection of freedom of peaceful assembly, in line with their obligations under the US Constitution, international human rights...
Report

Ombudsman's own initiative investigation in relation to issues surrounding the death in custody of Mr Wayne Fella Morrison

The Ombudsman conducted an ‘own initiative’ investigation of the Department for Correctional Services’ handling of various issues before and after the 2016 death of an Aboriginal prisoner, Mr Morrison.
Report

A justice system for everyone

This research shows that when first encountering police, Māori who have had no prior contact with the justice system are 1.8 times at risk of a police proceeding and seven times more likely to be charged by police than Europeans.
Briefing paper

Data analytics and algorithmic bias in policing

This paper summarises the use of analytics and algorithms for policing within England and Wales, and explores different types of bias that can arise during the product lifecycle. The findings are based on in-depth consultation with police forces, civil society organisations, academics and legal experts.
Journal article

No holds barred: policing and security in the public library

In this article, the author asserts that if libraries are to be safe places for patrons of all backgrounds, library workers in general must incorporate insights from other disciplines into their practice and begin to meaningfully address the complicated roles of police and security guards...
Commentary

If Australian police officers are allowed to shoot to kill, they should be better trained

Firearm deaths occur in heated situations because police carry guns as standard issue. This article explores the imperatives for firearm training for Australian police officers.
Submission

AMSANT submission to the Economic Policy Scrutiny Committee: NT Liquor Bill 2019

AMSANT's submission outlines a number of recommendations that can further strengthen the legislation currently before the committe, including the content and wording of the Bill, and broader structural reform that could support implementation of the Bill.
Submission

NAAJA submission: Liquor Bill 2019

This submission to the 2019 Liquor Bill draws on the cultural authority of an Aboriginal board which governs North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA) as an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation.
Report

Predicting repeat domestic violence: improving police risk assessment

The results of this study provide further, albeit tentative, support for the importance of accounting for police and other short-term responses when measuring the accuracy of domestic violence (DV) risk assessment tools.