Justice

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Report

Criminal mobility of outlaw motorcycle gangs in Australia

The criminal mobility of outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) members presents a significant challenge to Australian governments and police. This study examines the prevalence and patterns of criminal mobility in a sample of almost 4,000 OMCG members in more than 400 chapters.
Report

No place for a child: alternatives to imprisoning children in Cambodia

From July to October 2020, This Life conducted extensive research into the current status of the implementation of the Cambodian Law on Juvenile Justice. This document summarises the main findings of this research, noting that Cambodia has made slow, but significant, advances in juvenile justice...
Evaluation

Law informed: the value of telephone legal information services to clients

This research assessed the value of Legal Help’s information/referral services to clients in the broader context of the Victorian legal assistance sector’s information and service provision. The service was evaluated on its reach to the community, accessibility to clients, appropriateness of services provided, client experience...
Report

Production and distribution of child sexual abuse material by parental figures

This report argues that there is a need for targeted research into the circumstances, patterns and dynamics of child sexual abuse material production perpetrated by parental figures, in order to inform strategies to prevent and detect offending parents.
Report

Housing and housing assistance pathways with companion animals: risks, costs, benefits and opportunities

This study investigates the policy and regulatory settings that shape housing options available to households that own companion animals. It considers housing and housing assistance contexts nationally across tenures, sectors, emergency/crisis accommodation, and for diverse population groups receiving income and housing assistance support.
Report

The role of the intervener in human rights cases

The purpose of this project was to examine the role that interveners have played in human rights cases in New Zealand, and whether the quality of decision making could be said to have improved as a result.
Report

Responding to complaints from people with impaired capacity

This audit finds that neither the Office of the Public Guardian nor the Public Trustee of Queensland had properly designed their complaints management systems for people with impaired capacity.
Report

Who is most at risk of physical and sexual partner violence and coercive control during the COVID-19 pandemic?

This study shows that, consistent with what is known about patterns of domestic violence more generally, some Australian women were much more likely than others to have experienced physical or sexual violence and/or coercive control during the initial stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Report

Crime commission processes in child sexual abuse material production and distribution: a systematic review

The aim of this study was to conduct a systematic review of the empirical literature on crime commission processes involved in child sexual abuse material (CSAM) production and distribution.
Report

Report of the Inquiry under section 143 of the Casino Control Act 1992 (NSW)

The findings from this inquiry have cast real doubt upon Crown Resorts' suitability to hold a gaming licence in New South Wales. It remains to be seen how the Victorian and Western Australian governments will react, given that Crown currently operates casinos in both states.