Reporting of dating app facilitated sexual violence to the police: victim-survivor experiences and outcomes
This study examines experiences of victim-survivors who reported in-person to the police about online sexual harassment and violence perpetrated by someone they met on an online dating platform.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Australian Muslims’ experiences of policing and surveillance
This study examines Australian Muslims’ perspectives and attitudes towards law enforcement agencies.
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.
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...
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 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...
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Evidence-based policing: a survey of police attitudes
Evidence-based policing (EBP) advocates the use of scientific processes in police decision-making. This paper examines results from a survey of officers in the Queensland Police Service and the Western Australia Police on the uptake of and receptiveness towards EBP research.
School-based Police Program review
The School-Based Police Program (SBP Program) was launched in September 2018. The program aims to address issues raised during the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory with a greater focus on safety, youth engagement and youth diversion.
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.
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.