Organised crime

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Organized crime
NARROWER TERMS
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Attrition of human trafficking and slavery cases through the Australian criminal justice system

The investigation and prosecution of human trafficking and slavery cases is challenging. The purpose of this study was twofold: to identify the points of attrition in the criminal justice process (defined as when a matter was referred to the police until the achievement of a...
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Helping hands: understanding Vietnamese offenders in Victoria

The Vietnamese community is the largest refugee community in Australia. This report is the outcome of a pilot project on Vietnamese offenders conducted in Victoria in 2020–2021.
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Royal Commission into the Casino Operator and Licence: report

This Royal Commission was established following the findings of the Bergin Inquiry. The Commission has found that Crown is unsuitable to hold a casino licence on the basis that it has engaged in conduct that is “illegal, dishonest, unethical and exploitative”.
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Organised crime and criminal careers: findings from an Australian sample

This study analyses the recorded criminal histories of a sample of individuals affiliated with known organised crime groups.
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Vaccine related fraud and security risks: interim report

The dynamic nature of an international pandemic such as COVID-19 carries inherent security risks for governments, businesses and individuals. Due to such concerns regarding potential future fraudulent behaviour relating to the COVID-19 vaccination status of individuals, which cannot be properly predicted at this point, the...
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Early-career offending trajectories among outlaw motorcycle gang members

This study examines the criminal histories of outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) members during adolescence and early adulthood to determine whether the profile of young members has changed over time.
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'High rollers': a study of criminal profits along Australia’s heroin and methamphetamine supply chains

This report uses existing quantitative and qualitative data to better understand the segmentation of Australia’s heroin and methamphetamine markets and the markets’ transnational connections. The authors also examine the profits made by criminal actors at each level of Australia’s vertically integrated illicit drug supply chains.
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The organisational structure, social networks and criminal activities of outlaw motorcycle gangs: literature review

Outlaw motorcycle gangs (OMCGs) are often reported to be disproportionately involved in crime. This systematic review of the existing literature was conducted to examine the organisational structures that underpin the criminal activity of OMCGs
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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.
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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.
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Effects of outlaw motorcycle gang membership and the support needs of former members

Drawing on interviews with 39 former members of outlaw motorcycle gangs, this research identifies consequences associated with leaving the club and the effects of membership experienced before and after leaving.
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The changing culture of outlaw motorcycle gangs in Australia

This study examines changes to the internal cultures of Australian outlaw motorcycle gangs, based on the perceptions of former members. The findings give unique insights into a closed, secretive and at times violent and criminal set of clubs, and highlight important trends relevant to law...
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Junket tour operations in Australia

This report outlines an assessment of the money laundering and terrorism financing (ML/TF) risks associated with the junket tour operations sector. The report has been prepared to assist casinos to identify, mitigate and manage risks.
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Illicit tobacco

The illicit tobacco market has been a cause for growing concern for law enforcement agencies over the past decade, both in Australia and globally. This report presents and considers the problem, including how the illicit tobacco market and government responses to it have changed since...
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Enforcement of drug laws: refocusing on organized crime elites

This report provides an analysis of drug trafficking and its links with organised crime based on the most current evidence and with the support of experts. It exposes the failures of current policies in addressing deep-rooted issues that feed organised crime, levels of violence and...
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In a fix - how match fixing became sport’s biggest threat

The new national agency Sport Integrity Australia is expected to strengthen Australia’s world leading position on anti-corruption in sport. But experts believe it still won’t be enough to rid sport of match fixing.
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Australian outlaw motorcycle gang involvement in violent and organised crime

This paper examines offending by outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) members, chapters and gangs, with a focus on violent and organised crime-type offending, using criminal history data for a large sample of Australian OMCG members known to law enforcement.
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Rainforest Mafias: how violence and impunity fuel deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon

This report documents how illegal logging by criminal networks and resulting forest fires are connected to acts of violence and intimidation against forest defenders and the Brazilian state’s failure to investigate and prosecute these crimes.
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Transnational organized crime in Southeast Asia: evolution, growth and impact

This report represents the most comprehensive study of organized crime in Southeast Asia by the UN in over five years. The report finds that recent law enforcement suppression efforts in some parts of the region and neighbouring regions have changed trafficking patterns. However, some criminal...
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Criminal histories of Australian organised crime offenders

As the first attempt to analyse the criminal histories of organised crime offenders in Australia, this study offers insights into the extent, nature and seriousness of offending.