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.

How to talk about crime and justice: a guide

This guide draws on evidence-led communications theory to provide practical guidance and resources for people who communicate about justice.
Conference paper

Local governance, community safety and gender: a comparison of Australian and Canadian initiatives

This paper briefly outlines the state of crime prevention and community safety initiatives in Australia and Canada, followed by an analysis of practical and theoretical dilemmas in getting to the first stage of community safety planning, that of problem identification.

Expert and public narratives on crime in New Zealand: gaps and opportunities to communicate reform

In this report, the authors summarise research they have undertaken to understand how experts understand and frame criminal justice, how the public also does so, and where the opportunities for building new, more effective narratives may lie.

Mapping integrity—an ACLEI corruption prevention report in partnership with AUSTRAC

This report provides a summation of AUSTRAC’s strategic corruption risk environment and the development of its integrity framework to date. It also considers a proposed action plan or roadmap to assist AUSTRAC to transition to its desired integrity maturity state.

Insights into contemporary young offender behaviour in Victoria

This report presents the findings from the first qualitative study of a sample of 15 Victorian young people who were serving a custodial sentence in a youth justice facility for violent motor vehicle offence(s). The research aims to understand young people’s backgrounds and motivations for...

Commonwealth fraud investigations 2017-18 and 2018-19

This report presents the findings of the most recent annual census of fraud against Commonwealth entities and the measures taken to prevent fraud.

Crossover youth scoping study

'Crossover Children' are young people (14-17 years) who cross from state care and protection to serious and recidivist offending. The report reviews the research and statistics both past and present, both nationally and internationally related to this population.
Briefing paper

Case resolution and rehabilitation programmes in Aotearoa New Zealand

This Briefing Note is the second instalment of a series of three. The series began in Briefing Note 1 with an exploration of some fundamental questions in criminal justice policy and will culminate in a set of policy approaches. This paper surveys successful trial, sentencing...
Briefing paper

Refining criminal justice outcomes: an evidence-based programme for reform

This paper on criminal justice reform draws together the findings of the previous two papers published since August. In the previous papers, a holistic account of a range of crime drivers integrating personal, societal, and procedural components was provided. In this paper, the author shows...