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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

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

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

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

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

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

Specialization among Female Partner Violence Offenders and the Role of Self-Defense

By Heather Wolbers This brief is based on the following paper: Wolbers, H., & Ackerman, J. (2020). Read More