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Life’s Lottery Podcast: Parents in Prison

Episode 3: Parents in Prison Most people in jail have experienced disadvantage at some point in their lives, and it’s a legacy that often passes… Read More

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Dangerous Sex Offender Legislation

By Danielle Harris and The Hon Justice Peter Applegarth AM* How effective is the system of preventative… Read More

Police killings in Australia

By Professor Mark Finnane _______________________ More than 50 years ago a young legal academic from the University of Western Australia, Richard… Read More

Before 9/11, Australia had no counter-terrorism laws, now we have 92 — but are we safer?

By Rebecca Ananian-Welsh* and Keiran Hardy This spotlight first appeared on The Conversation Australia is… Read More

Friendlyjordies producer arrest: what is the NSW Police Fixated Persons Investigations Unit and when is it used?

By Keiran Hardy This spotlight was first published on The Conversation A producer for YouTube comedian Friendlyjordies was recently arrested for… Read More

Prevalence of psychiatric disorders for Indigenous Australians: a population-based birth cohort study

By James Ogilvie, Stacy Tzoumakis, Troy Allard, Carleen Thompson, Anna Stewart This brief is based on the following paper: Ogilvie, J. M., Tzoumakis, S., Allard,… Read More

Child protection systems as blaming systems: The case for a criminological approach to child protection (16 September 2021)

Presenter: Dr Brian Jenkins The vast majority of child protection activity relates to social welfare concerns about children and families. Cases reported to child protection… Read More

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

Launch of SAL’s QCS Data Holdings (12 May 2021)

On the 12 May Griffith Vice Chancellor Carolyn Evans and Queensland Corrective Services Commissioner Peter Martin jointly launched the receipt into SAL of QCS administrative data. 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

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

Leading family-school-community engagement in professional learning to support children’s wellbeing (11 November 2020)

CREATE-ing Pathways to Child Wellbeing 2020 Seminar Series _____________ This CREATE webinar looks at a new professional learning program for school leaders interested in forming… Read More

Demonstrating the power and use of the new Economic Support and Reporting Tool (ESRT) (11 November 2020)

CREATE-ing Pathways to Child Wellbeing 2020 Seminar Series ___________ GCI held the eighth CREATE online seminar on 11 November 2020. Presenters included Professor Matthew Manning… 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

Future directions for community-based prevention using CREATE Project tools, resources and methodologies (15 October 2020)

CREATE-ing Pathways to Child Wellbeing 2020 Seminar Series ______________ GCI held the seventh CREATE online seminar on 15 October 2020. A copy of the presentation… Read More

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

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