Sex crimes

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Sex offenders
Sex offences
NARROWER TERMS
Report

Mobile dating applications and sexual and violent offending

In the last few years, a number of high-profile cases of sexual and violent offending have been committed after the offender and victim met through a mobile dating application. The research outlines in this report suggest that dating app users are at greater risk of...
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Misconceptions of sexual crimes against adult victims: barriers to justice

The purpose of this study is to synthesise over 40 years of research evidence to present an accurate and updated picture of sexual offending. This paper addresses some of the most significant myths and misconceptions about adult rape and sexual assault.
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Sexual assault in Australia - in focus

Sexual assault is a major health and welfare issue in Australia. This report draws together a range of available data sources to provide a national summary of the extent, nature and impact of sexual assault. Data are presented separately for Australians aged 15 and over...
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Report of case study no. 35: Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne

The data in relation to the Archdiocese was presented in the form of a data analysis report prepared by the Royal Commission from the data produced by the Catholic Church authorities. The report was tendered in the public hearing and aspects of the report are...
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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.
Evaluation

Evaluation of the Sexual Violence Court pilot

This evaluation of New Zealand’s first sexual violence court has confirmed that the approach taken in the judge-led pilot considerably reduces the time that cases take to reach trial. The evaluation also finds that most complainants feel the pilot’s trials are managed in a way...
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Benevolent harm: orphanages, voluntourism and child sexual exploitation in South-East Asia

This paper reviews the literature to explore the risks of sexual exploitation faced by children living in orphanages in South-East Asia, as well as the links between orphanages and child trafficking, illicit adoption, and orphanage scams.
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Image-based sexual abuse: victims and perpetrators

Image-based sexual abuse (IBSA) refers to the non-consensual creation, distribution or threatened distribution of nude or sexual images. This research examines the prevalence, nature and impacts of IBSA victimisation and perpetration in Australia.
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Intimate partner violence in Australian refugee communities

This paper looks at what is currently known about intimate partner violence in Australian refugee communities, and what service providers can do to ensure appropriate support is available to this client group.