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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

Show me a man or a woman alone and I’ll show you a saint: Changes in the frequency of criminal incidents during the COVID-19 pandemic

By Tarah Hodgkinson and Martin Andresen This brief is based on the following paper: Hodgkinson, T., & Andresen, M.A. (2020). Read More

Feeling hopeless? There are things you can do to create and maintain hope in a post-coronavirus world

By Patrick O’Leary, Amy Young, Jennifer Boddy and Jianqiang… Read More

Trends in Youth Offending in Queensland, 2008 to 2017

By Molly McCarthy A copy of the full report can be accessed here. The Griffith Criminology Institute was commissioned by the… Read More

Will Eased COVID-19 Restrictions Mean More Complacency and Less Compliance?

By Kristina Murphy, Patrick O’Leary, Harley Williamson and Jennifer Boddy As COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease across Australia, some restraints on… Read More

CREATE-ing Pathways to Child Wellbeing 2020 Seminar Series The power of a critical friend – Collective Change Facilitation 17 June 2020

GCI held its first online seminar ‘The power of a critical friend – Collective Change Facilitation’ on 17 June 2020. A copy of the presentation… Read More

Morals, duty or risk?: Examining predictors of compliance with COVID-19 social distancing restrictions

By Kristina Murphy, Harley Williamson, Elise Sargeant and Molly McCarthy This brief is based on the following article: Murphy, K., Wiliamson,… Read More

Trends in Youth Offending in Queensland, 2008 to 2017

By Molly McCarthy This brief is based on the following report: McCarthy, M. (2019). Trends In Youth Offending In Queensland, 2008 to 2017. Griffith… Read More

Australia doesn’t need more anti-terror laws that aren’t necessary – or even used

By Keiran Hardy This spotlight was first published on Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has introduced a new bill that will amend the… Read More

Can we really rely on people to isolate when they’re told to? Experts explain

By Patrick O’Leary, Amy Young, Donna McAuliffe and Jennifer Boddy This spotlight was first published on A country-wide shutdown… Read More

The Gender Card, Episode 7: The Gender Card in Criminal Violence

Domestic violence remains a scourge of society, with shocking attacks and brutality continuing on thousands of women around Australia. Griffith Criminology Institute’s Robyn Holder is… Read More

‘Cabin fever’: Australia must prepare for the social and psychological impacts of a coronavirus lockdown

By Jennifer Boddy, Amy Young and Patrick O’Leary This spotlight was first published on As the COVID-19 outbreak intensifies, we’re… Read More

Trauma of young people in youth detention centres

By Tony Jamieson* Young people in youth detention centres In Queensland there are over 250 beds between the existing two youth detention centres in Brisbane… Read More