Victims of crimes
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Reporting of dating app facilitated sexual violence to the police: victim-survivor experiences and outcomes
This study examines experiences of victim-survivors who reported in-person to the police about online sexual harassment and violence perpetrated by someone they met on an online dating platform.
Data breaches and cybercrime victimisation
This paper draws on data from a large national survey conducted in 2021 to examine the prevalence of data breaches among Australian computer users and the relationship between data breaches and other forms of cybercrime victimisation.
Has the rate of domestic and family violence changed in NSW? Victim survey results from July 2008 to June 2020
This research aimed to examine prevalence and trends in domestic and family violence in New South Wales, as indicated by crime victim survey results. This report outlines the findings of the research, with one key finding being that trends in the rate of domestic violence...
Identity crime and misuse in Australia: results of the 2021 online survey
Identity crime is common in Australia and internationally, affecting millions of individuals, businesses and government agencies annually. This bulletin presents the findings of the latest survey of identity crime and misuse undertaken by the Australian Institute of Criminology, as part of the Australian government’s National...
Improving the justice system response to sexual offences: report
This report is the result of a major inquiry held over 18 months, involving 99 consultations, and attracting 71 submissions. The report contains 91 recommendations to improve the way the justice system in Victoria responds to sexual offences.
Police responses to people with disability
This project targets critical knowledge and practice gaps to build the Commission’s knowledge and evidence base about police processes, interactions and responses to people with disability, and how they can be improved.
Ransomware action plan
This document outlines the capabilities and powers that Australia will use to combat ransomware, seeks feedback on other regulatory reforms or voluntary incentives needed to promote the cyber security resilience of our digital economy, and provides information on where victims can go for help.
Responding to cybercrime: results of a comparison between community members and police personnel
This paper examines the views of the Australian community and law enforcement officers about the policing of cybercrime.
Estimating the cost of pure cybercrime to Australian individuals
This report estimates the cost of pure cyber-crime to individuals in Australia in 2019.
Stalking: consultation paper
This consultation paper has been released to assist the VLRC to review and report on Victoria’s legal responses to stalking, harassment and similar conduct, including the statutory framework for and operation of the Personal Safety Intervention Order (PSIO) system.
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.
Justice Legislation Amendment (Supporting Victims and Other Matters) Bill 2020: Bill Brief
This Bill Brief looks exclusively at the provisions relating to the Victorian Judicial Proceedings Reports Act, namely the ability of victim-survivors of sexual offences to self-publish their experiences, to give permission for their identities to be published in the media, or for families to do...
Victims’ voices: the justice needs and experiences of New Zealand serious crime victims
Decades of international research show that many crime victims feel sidelined, unheard, and let down by a justice system that is more focussed on offenders than victims. This report presents the findings of research on the justice experiences and needs of 32 victims of serious...
Community-based approaches to sexual offender reintegration
This research aims to contribute towards building an evidence base about community-based reintegration programs in order to inform the development and operation of community-based reintegration programs for sexual offenders, and thus to enhance community safety.
Online fraud victimisation in Australia: risks and protective factors
To gain a better understanding of online consumer fraud, the AIC worked with the ACCC to compare a matched sample of victims and non-victims. This study aimed to identify and quantify the factors that make some individuals more vulnerable to consumer fraud than others. The...
Scars of survival: gun violence and barriers to reparation in the USA
Gun violence in the USA is a human rights crisis. Over half a million people died of gunshot injuries between 2001 and 2017 and a further 1.3 million people sustained firearm-related injuries. This report focuses on the survivors of gun violence – many of whom...
Targeting scams: report of the ACCC on scams activity 2018
The ACCC's 10th annual Targeting Scams report highlights the increasing harm of scams to the Australian community. This report seeks to inform the public about scams and identify emerging trends and techniques used by scammers to extract money and personal information from their victims.
Predicting online fraud victimisation in Australia
This report examines the differences between victims of online fraud and those who shop or socialise online but are not victimised. The objective was to isolate those critical personal and behavioural indicators that make some individuals more vulnerable to online fraud than others.
Victims of crime reform: discussion paper
The main purpose of this discussion paper is to consider how the Territory’s financial assistance scheme can be improved to better support victims of violent crimes. The paper also looks at other potential reforms for victims, including the possibility of introducing victim-offender conferencing for adult...
Policing domestic violence: a review of the evidence
Findings contained in this research report indicate that police can influence the likelihood of further violence, victim satisfaction and wellbeing, and criminal justice outcomes for people involved in domestic violence cases.
Restitution and compensation orders: report
In its advice to government, the Council makes eight recommendations for reform to restitution and compensation orders in Victoria. This advice follows a request by the Attorney-General for the Council to examine whether restitution and compensation orders should become sentencing orders or remain as orders...
Victim appeal: how to address manifestly inadequate sentences
This paper recommends that victims of crime be given the right to instruct the DPP to seek leave to appeal sentences that they find unjustly lenient. The primary goal of this reform is to address community concern that the judiciary is out-of-touch with community standards...
Review of the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1996: report
This report completes the Victorian Law Reform Commission’s review of the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1996 (Vic) (VOCAA) as required in response to both the first and supplementary terms of reference provided by the Attorney-General on 22 December 2016, and 7 July 2017, respectively.
Tas Govt accused of second-rate treatment for family violence victims
The Tasmanian government is arguing that people who suffer emotional abuse and intimidation - rather than physical violence - should not be eligible for victims of crime compensation.
Is domestic violence in NSW decreasing?
Both crime victim survey data and recorded crime data suggest that the victimisation rate for domestic and family violence has declined in NSW over the time period examined.