Sex crimes

Report

13 Mar 2019
83

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.

Report

7 Mar 2019
158

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.

Report

12 Dec 2018
33

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

Scoping review of issues and service responses
11 Dec 2018
123

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.

Report

5 Jul 2018
190

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.

Briefing paper

30 May 2018
87

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

22 May 2018
197

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

15 Dec 2017
325

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

20 May 2017
249

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

Report

18 Aug 2016
131

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...

Report

2 Jun 2015
87

This study investigates child sexual abuse committed by adult males in youth-oriented institutions.

Foreword

There is significant interest in the issue of child sexual abuse committed in institutional settings. This study uses information collected from a sample of 23 convicted Canadian sex...

Journal article

1 Dec 2014
367

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

In this paper we analyse the kidnapping, rape and murder of Jill Meagher as a case...

Report

26 Nov 2014
449

This review assessed accounts of abuse at the Australian Defence Force Academy, and recommends a Royal Commission.

Summary

The Defence Abuse Response Taskforce (Taskforce) was established on 26 november 2012 as part of the Government’s response to the review conducted by law...

Report

31 Oct 2014
60

This report recommends that the Australian Government extend the activities of the Defence Abuse Response Taskforce to support victims of abuse in Defence, including allowing new complainants to make claims up to 30 June 2015.

Introduction

On 27 March 2014, the Senate...

Report

14 Oct 2014
796

Provides an overview of research on the prevalence of domestic, family and sexual violence, at risk groups and the costs of violence against women to communities and to the economy.

Introduction

In 2013 the World Health Organization (WHO) published the first systematic...

Journal article

1 Oct 2014
164

This paper provides an overview of the most significant public policy initiatives that apply to known sexual offenders who live in the community.

Report

30 Sep 2014
140

This report examines static and dynamic risk factors in an Australian sample of parental child sex offenders and the predictive strength of those factors regarding reoffending with or without a treatment intervention.

Forward

Public policy initiatives to manage parental child sexual offending...

Report

1 Sep 2014
186

Abstract: The report provides an overview of the socio-political factors and events that have influenced the development of Australia’s child sexual abuse legislation from 1788-2013.

Key developments in relevant legislation during this period which are discussed in detail in the report include:...

Audio

11 May 2014
69

The number of people voluntarily referring themselves for therapy to try to prevent them from sexually abusing children is rising.

But there are fears some people who pose a risk to children, and have asked for help, may have to be turned away because...

Report

10 May 2014
201

People who have been sexually abused as children are two to three times more likely to be sexually revictimised in adolescence and/or adulthood. This paper explores the complex array of variables related to sexual revictimisation.

Abstract

There is a complex array of...

Overview

 

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