Sex crimes

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Sex offenders
Sex offences
NARROWER TERMS
Report

Improving the justice response to victims of sexual violence: victims’ experiences

This report details the experience of victims as they progress through the justice system and identifies the opportunities to significantly improve the information and support provided to people as their cases proceed.
Report

Sentencing and treatment of juvenile sex offenders in Australia

This paper examines sentencing and treatment practices for juvenile sex offenders in Australia and the challenges of reconciling the imperatives of rehabilitation, accountability and community protection.
Report

Online child sexual abuse content: The development of a comprehensive, transferable international internet notice and takedown system

This report establishes the value of an international ‘notice and takedown’ system, through the examination of the legislative and regulatory approaches in eight countries. The report found that there is compelling evidence that the ‘notice and takedown’ system already used in some countries is effective...
Briefing paper

Serious Offenders Bill 2018

The Serious Offenders Bill 2018 was introduced to the Victorian Legislative Assembly on 8 May 2018. It seeks to establish a civil, protective scheme under which offenders who have served custodial sentences for certain serious sexual and/or violent offences, and who present an unacceptable risk...
Report

What impact do public sex offender registries have on community safety?

This paper reviews the latest empirical evidence from Australia and overseas regarding the effectiveness of public and non-public sex offender registries. Results show that while public sex offender registries may have a small general deterrent effect on first time offenders, they do not reduce recidivism.
Report

Problem sexual behaviours and sexually abusive behaviours in Australian children and young people

This paper presents a review of available literature on problem sexual behaviours (PSBs) and sexually abusive behaviours (SABs) exhibited in Australian children and young people.
Discussion paper

Civil penalty regime for non-consensual sharing of intimate images: discussion paper

The Australian Government has released this discussion paper for consultation on the prohibition of the non-consensual sharing of intimate images.
Report

​Does the Custody-based Intensive Treatment (CUBIT) program for sex offenders reduce re-offending?

Aim: To investigate whether completing the Custody-based Intensive Treatment (CUBIT) program for moderate to high risk/needs sex offenders reduces re-offending. Method: The study sample includes 386 male offenders identified by custodial staff as suitable for participation in CUBIT who were released from NSW custody during...
Journal article

The death of Jill Meagher: crime and punishment on social media

This paper aims to identify and analyse several predominant issues and discourses as they relate to the burgeoning interrelationship between social media, crime and victim. Abstract