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Report

Sentencing image-based sexual abuse offences in Victoria

The non-consensual creation and sharing of intimate and sexual images and recordings, and threats to create and share such images and recordings, are behaviours collectively known as image-based sexual abuse (IBSA). This report presents the first empirical analysis of how people are sentenced for those...
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

Social isolation, time spent at home, financial stress and domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic

This study investigates the relationship between the COVID-19 pandemic and the onset of physical and sexual violence experienced by women.
Report

Bail practices and policy alternatives in Australia

There was a rapid increase in the remand in custody population in Australia between 2008 and 2018, partly caused by legislative responses to some high-profile offences committed by defendants while on bail. The approach in this study was to explore bail and remand policy that...
Discussion paper

Coercive control: discussion paper

The Department of Communities and Justice (NSW) has released this discussion paper on coercive and controlling behaviour in the context of domestic and family violence in NSW.
Report

Prisoner Mental Health Care Taskforce: final report

This report represents the culmination of six months’ work by the Prisoner Mental Health Care Taskforce. It outlines the Taskforce’s observations and findings on the delivery of mental health care to prisoners and detainees in Tasmania.
Briefing paper

Criminalising coercive control in the context of domestic and family violence: key sources

In recent years, several countries have introduced new offences to criminalise coercive control in the context of domestic and family violence. This paper provides a brief overview and a list of key sources that discuss the issue of criminalising coercive control.
Discussion paper

Using the EITI standard to combat corruption

The oil, gas and mining sectors are some of the world’s most corruption-prone industries. The renewed focus on combatting corruption within the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) provides an opportunity to make significant changes to benefit the lives of people in resource-rich countries. This paper...
Report

Young people under youth justice supervision and in child protection 2018–19

This report presents information on young people under youth justice supervision during 2018–19 who had received child protection services in the 5 years from 1 July 2014 and 30 June 2019.
Report

How and why vendors sell on cryptomarkets

Cryptomarkets represent a growing component of the illicit drugs trade. Australia is over-represented in the proportion of online vendors who use these platforms to reach drug consumers. This study found that vendors perceive less risk of police intervention when selling drugs online, and that the...