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Police-community relations

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Discussion paper

Riots in the Pacific: control and change

This paper provides a preliminary examination of factors in common to riot events across the Pacific region over the past 15 years.
Report

A call for change

This inquiry report outlines evidence that there are cultural issues within the Queensland Police Service which inhibit the policing of domestic and family violence. There is also evidence that there is a lack of understanding of the dynamics of, and power imbalance within, domestically violent...
Report

Move on upstream: crime, prevention and relationships

This report proposes a new approach to crime prevention, in order to reduce crime to levels current police numbers can reasonably deal with. This includes a new, local authority-based crime prevention service to help identify and deter criminal behaviour.
Report

Victoria Police handling of complaints made by Aboriginal people: audit report

This audit report sheds new light on Victoria Police's handling of complaints by Aboriginal people and identifies concerning patterns in current processes. The report outlines IBAC's findings and makes recommendations to improve Victoria Police processes.
Report

Artificial intelligence and policing in Australia

This report analyses limitations, both technical and implementation, of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms, and the implications of those limitations on the safe, reliable and ethical use of AI in policing and law enforcement scenarios.
Position paper

Reforming police oversight in Victoria

This policy brief sets out Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service’s (VALS) position on the key principles for reform of Victoria’s police oversight system.
Report

Police responses to people with disability

This project targets critical knowledge and practice gaps to build the Commission’s knowledge and evidence base about police processes, interactions and responses to people with disability, and how they can be improved.
Report

Australian Muslims’ experiences of policing and surveillance

This study examines Australian Muslims’ perspectives and attitudes towards law enforcement agencies.
Report

Responding to cybercrime: results of a comparison between community members and police personnel

This paper examines the views of the Australian community and law enforcement officers about the policing of cybercrime.
Report

Policing public space: the experiences of people sleeping rough

This report examines the experiences of people sleeping rough and their interactions with police in Sydney. It is based on structured interviews with people sleeping rough and service providers and is designed to better understand how police powers impact on the lives of people experiencing...
Report

Situation analysis: migrant and refugee women’s experiences of policing and good practice in police responses

This paper is based on research with police across Australia to understand systems and processes in place to facilitate culturally appropriate and gender responsive engagement with migrant and refugee women.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Report

Managing registered sex offenders

This audit examined whether Victoria Police has the governance structure and organisational capability and capacity to manage registered sex offenders (RSOs). It also assessed how effectively RSOs are managed in the community, including whether Victoria Police appropriately resources the task.