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Report

Sexual harassment, aggression and violence victimisation among mobile dating app and website users in Australia

Mobile dating apps and websites are an increasingly popular and socially acceptable way of meeting people. This research reveals that there is an inherent risk associated with these platforms of being subjected to sexual harassment, aggression or violence, both online and in person.
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The nature and extent of domestic and family violence exposure for children and young people with disability

This study provides a deeper insight into the exposure to domestic and family violence for children with disability. It lays the groundwork for the future research that is required into service provision and access for children with disability, and the design of preventative and responsive...
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Connecting the dots: understanding the domestic and family violence experiences of children and young people with disability within and across sectors - final report

This report presents the findings from research that aimed to provide new knowledge on the nature and extent of domestic and family violence experienced by children with disability (0 to 18 years), and the experiences of children and young people with disability (8 to 24...
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Hard choices in a ransomware attack

Falling victim to a ransomware attack is a shocking moment. This report puts the reader in the shoes of a victim, as they make difficult decisions in the ensuing days, and draws lessons for industry and policy-makers trying to grapple with this policy challenge.
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Facial recognition technology: towards a model law

This report responds to growing calls for reform around the use of facial recognition technology from leading voices in civil society, the private sector, government and academic experts. It outlines a model law to regulate the development and use of FRT in order to protect...
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Stalking: final report

This report is the first Australian inquiry into non-family violence stalking laws. It contains 45 recommendations to improve the ways that the justice system treats people who have experienced stalking in a non-family violence context.
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The crime of criminalising everyday life: the rule of law discarded in Victoria's COVID-19 response

The criminal law was the main instrument employed by the Victorian government to force Victorians to comply with the strictest COVID-19 lockdown in the world. This report argues that the criminal law should never again be used as a blunt instrument of oppression to achieve...
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Truth is, the abuse never stopped

The primary purpose of this research project has been to consult adult victim survivors who experienced domestic and family violence in their childhood or youth, so that we can better understand their situation and support needs at that time. This report presents findings from that...
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Can family and friends improve probation and parole outcomes? A quantitative evaluation of Triple-S: Social Supports in Supervision

This report details the results of a quantitative evaluation of a new model of probation and parole called 'Triple-S: Social Supports in Supervision'.
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Long-term sentencing trends in Victoria

This report reviews 20 years of data in the Council's 'Sentencing Snapshots' to identify changes in sentencing practices in the higher courts for a select number of offences.
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What are the monetary returns of investing in programs that reduce demand for illicit drugs?

The aim of this study is to estimate the return on investment for demand reduction strategies targeting illicit drug use. The authors reviewed the literature to identify benefit–cost analysis studies (producing benefit–cost ratios) conducted on programs in Australia and overseas that have, at least in...
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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...
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Adolescent family violence in Australia: a national study of prevalence, history of childhood victimisation and impacts

This report, the first to emerge from a larger project examining adolescent family violence (AFV) in Australia, centres the voices of young people who have used AFV, providing insight that has until now been lacking into how these young people make sense of their use...
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Firearm regulation in Australia: insights from international experience and research

This report outlines a comparative study of firearm injury prevention initiatives in five countries, including national gun buybacks, amnesties and weapon destruction programmes. The report was commissioned by the Government of Canada Joint Federal/Provincial Commission into the April 2020 Nova Scotia mass casualty.
Evaluation

Evaluation of the pre-court support for adolescents using violence in the home (AVITH) pilot: final evaluation report

This evaluation represents an important addition to the evolving understanding of the issue of adolescent violence in the home (AVITH) and, in particular, the way in which Victoria’s current family violence response drives young people into contact with the justice system.
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The Dutch approach to outlaw motorcycle gangs

This paper provides a brief overview of the problem of outlaw motorcycle gangs in the Netherlands, and describes the different aspects of the Dutch whole-of-government approach.
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A life course approach to determining the prevalence and impact of sexual violence in Australia

The scale of sexual violence against women and children has likely been underestimated. Until now, research has not extensively examined the prevalence of sexual violence in Australia. This study examined the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health (ALSWH), which has captured sexual violence data –...
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Family, domestic and sexual violence: national data landscape 2022

This report summarises the national evidence base for monitoring family, domestic and sexual violence (FDSV) in Australia, highlighting enhancements made over the life of the 'National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010–2022'. The report also describes how the evidence base can...
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Blueprint for a better future: paving the way for youth justice reform in Western Australia

This document outlines an evidence-based, alternative vision for a more effective and connected youth justice system in Western Australia. The report articulates a whole-of-system approach that responds to the underlying causes of offending to reduce crime, ensures the wellbeing of children and young people, and...
Infographic

Elder abuse in Australia: culturally and linguistically diverse Australians

The AIFS 2021 Survey of Older People indicated that 15% of community-dwelling people aged 65 and older from CALD backgrounds reported an experience of at least one of the five core subtypes of elder abuse and CALD‑specific subtype in the 12 months prior to the...