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China’s forced invisibility of LGBTQ communities on social media

By Ausma Bernot This article first appeared in The Interpreter, published by the Lowy Institute. This week, Chinese multinational technology giant Tencent … Read More

The ‘normality’ of offending in emerging adulthood: Implications for criminal justice policy and practice 13 April 2021

Many offenders have their first contact with the criminal justice system in emerging adulthood. Despite this, the implications of emerging adult-onset offending for criminal justice… Read More

The Attitudes to Authority During COVID-19 Survey – Wave 2

By Kristina Murphy, Harley Williamson, Molly McCarthy & Elise Sargeant This technical report presents the… Read More

How Loss Prevention can Future Proof the Retail Sector

By Michael Townsley and Benjamin Hutchins This brief is based on the following paper: Townsley, M., & Hutchins, B. (2020). How Loss Prevention… Read More

Frontiers in Developmental and Life-Course Criminology: Methodological Innovation and Social Impact 11 December 2020

ANZSOC’s Thematic Group on Developmental and Life-Course Criminology hosted a half day online research symposium, sponsored by ANZSOC and Griffith Criminology Institute, where they shared… Read More

Policing Pandemics and Protest 9 December 2020

The ANZSOC Policing Thematic Group aims to bring together policing scholars, practitioners and postgraduate students from Australia and New Zealand to advance the science of… Read More

Bringing the “alternative” back into restorative justice: how restorative practices can inform innovation and alternatives to institutional restorative justice 25 November 2020

Recent social movements such as Black Lives Matter have brought issues of social justice to the forefront of social responses to crime and offending. These… Read More

CREATE-ing Pathways to Child Wellbeing 2020 Seminar Series Leading family-school-community engagement in professional learning to support children’s wellbeing 11 November 2020

This CREATE webinar looks at a new professional learning program for school leaders interested in forming collaborations between school staff, families and community to strengthen… Read More

CREATE-ing Pathways to Child Wellbeing 2020 Seminar Series Demonstration of the power and use of the new Economic Support and Reporting Tool (ESRT) 11 November 2020

GCI held the eighth CREATE online seminar on 11 November 2020. Presenters included Professor Matthew Manning and Dr Gabriel Wong from Australian National University. A… Read More

Assaults on Public Officers: A Review of Research Evidence

By Christine Bond, Louise Porter, Margo van Felius and Tiahna Mulholland* This report, commissioned by the Queensland… Read More

CREATE-ing Pathways to Child Wellbeing 2020 Seminar Series CREATE Futures – Future directions for community-based prevention utilising CREATE Project tools, resources and methodologies 15 October 2020

GCI held the seventh CREATE online seminar on 15 October 2020. A copy of the presentation slides and a recording of the presentation is available… Read More

CREATE-ing Pathways to Child Wellbeing 2020 Seminar Series CREATE Project Snapshot – The major outcomes from the CREATE-ing Pathways to Child Wellbeing Project 7 October 2020

GCI held the sixth CREATE online seminar on 7 October 2020. A copy of the presentation slides and a recording of the presentation is available… Read More

The Attitudes to Authority During COVID-19 Survey

July 2020 By Kristina Murphy, Harley Williamson, Elise Sargeant & Molly McCarthy To cite this report: Kristina Murphy, Harley Williamson, Elise… Read More

Policing the COVID-19 Pandemic – Understanding Compliance and Control 9 September 2020

GCI held the ‘Policing the COVID-19 Pandemic’ online event on 9 September 2020 as part of Social Sciences Week Australia 2020. A recording of… Read More

CREATE-ing Pathways to Child Wellbeing 2020 Seminar Series The capabilities and uses of Parent’s Voice – incorporating PEEM – the Parent Empowerment and Efficacy Measure 19 August 2020

GCI held the fifth CREATE online seminar on 19 August 2020. A copy of the presentation slides and a recording of the presentation is available… Read More

CREATE-ing Pathways to Child Wellbeing 2020 Seminar Series – The power of data for community coalitions: Deciding together – risk and protective factor – methodology 29 July 2020

GCI held the fourth CREATE online seminar on 29 July 2020. A copy of the presentation slides and a recording of the presentation is available… Read More

CREATE-ing Pathways to Child Wellbeing 2020 Seminar Series – Getting the measure of child wellbeing with Rumble’s Quest: A tool for schools and their communities 22nd July 2020

GCI held the third CREATE online seminar on 22 July 2020. A copy of the presentation slides and a recording of the presentation is available… Read More

Coronavirus spike: why getting people to follow restrictions is harder the second time around

By Kristina Murphy, Harley Williamson, Jennifer Boddy and Patrick O’Leary This article was first published on With residents in… Read More

Big Data: Criminology at the Edge

By Benoit Leclerc and Jesse Cale This brief is based on the second instalment to Criminology at the Edge book series, published… Read More