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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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