Police



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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...
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IBAC’s referral and oversight of Emma’s complaints about Victoria Police’s response to family violence by a police officer: special report

This report highlights the experience of ‘Emma’ (not her real name), who was the victim of significant violence perpetrated by her then partner, who was at the time a serving member of Victoria Police.
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Joint inquiry by the Independent Police Conduct Authority and the Privacy Commissioner into Police conduct when photographing members of the public

A key finding from this inquiry is that where police take photographs of people in contexts outside those specific statutory situations, officers must comply with the Privacy Act and the information privacy principles within it, taking into account the status of digital photographs as sensitive...
Discussion paper

On-road enforcement for automated vehicles: discussion paper

This discussion paper examines whether state and territory law enforcement officers have sufficient powers to interact with and respond to the road safety risks of automated vehicles. It also considers practical aspects of interacting with automated vehicles and proposes options to address any identified gaps.
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Financial investigation for routine policing in Australia

Financial investigation is commonly used in policing serious and organised crime. It is less frequently used in routine policing. This paper explores the potential for financial investigation to be used for a wider range of policing purposes.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Police responses to domestic and family violence

This audit assesses whether the NSW Police Force has effective systems, processes, resources and capability to respond to domestic and family violence events in New South Wales.
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Policing in small communities

This report explores how policing in small New Zealand communities can be improved to achieve better outcomes for officers and residents.
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Operation Turon: an investigation into alleged misconduct by a former Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner

Operation Turon was an investigation by the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) into the alleged police misconduct of then Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner, Brett Guerin.
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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.
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Australian Muslims’ experiences of policing and surveillance

This study examines Australian Muslims’ perspectives and attitudes towards law enforcement agencies.
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Effective management of serious police misconduct: a machine learning analysis

There are a range of management strategies available to police agencies to prevent serious misconduct. This study uses partial dependence plots to explore management strategies which have been identified as either increasing or decreasing risk of serious police misconduct.
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Bullying, culture and related issues in New Zealand Police

This document reports findings from an independent review of bullying and related cultural issues within the New Zealand Police.
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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...
Working paper

Governing live automated facial recognition systems for policing in England and Wales

The use of live automated facial recognition (AFR) systems in England and Wales for law enforcement purposes has been the subject of criticism concerning the inadequacy of governance of the technology. This working paper contributes to public policy literature on technology governance, exploring governance through...
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Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants: final report

The Victorian government established this Royal Commission in December 2018, after the High Court of Australia upheld the decisions of Victorian courts to allow the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to disclose to a group of convicted persons that Victoria Police had used former defence...
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Accurately identifying the “person most in need of protection” in domestic and family violence law

When police are called to an incident of domestic and family violence (DFV), one of their tasks under DFV law is to determine whether a party is in need of protection from future harm. This research project focused on identifying areas of improvement in police...
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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...