Crime, Law & Order

The Wrong War: The Insistence on Applying Cold War Metaphors to Cybersecurity Is Misplaced and Counterproductive


A US article considering strategic approaches to cybersecurity

, Posted: 2011-08-22

A Strategic Assessment on the Nature and Scale of Human Trafficking in 2012.


A 31-page annual assessment of the scale and nature of human trafficking in the UK

, Posted: 2013-09-13

Balancing Exclusion, Prosecution and Non-refoulement

Centre for European Studies - Australia

A 43-page Australian working paper considering to what extent the Dutch government has been successful in balancing the three imperatives of exclusion, prosecution and non-refoulement in respect of refugees

, Posted: 2011-02-18

Evaluation of the YJB Pilot Resettlement Schemes


This 149-page evaluation of a Welsh pilot scheme found positive impacts on self-esteem, reduce substance misuse, and improve relationships with families and friends among young offenders leaving custody

, Posted: 2012-09-27

Mentoring Former Prisoners: A Guide for Reentry Programs.


This 98-page US manual provides guidelines for practitioners interested in developing a mentoring program to support former prisoners and enhance the effectiveness of other reentry services

Posted: 2009-11-09

The Criminals South of the Border: Lessons from Mexico


A US op-ed providing an overview of gang criminality in Mexico

, Posted: 2011-08-23

Tyrants on Trial: Keeping Order in the Courtroom


This 76-page US report examines the difficulties of ensuring a fair trial when former leaders defend themselves, often by attacking the court while simultaneously treating it as a platform for lengthy espousals of their broad political and ideological views

, Posted: 2009-10-02

(Mis)perceptions of Crime in Australia

Australian Institute of Criminology

This 6-page Australian study reinforces earlier research into perceptions of crime; that there are substantial misperceptions of crime among the general public, both in terms of the number of incidents and in perceptions of trends in crime

Posted: 2010-08-04

2007 Annual Report: Organised Crime in Canada


A 43-page strategic picture of organised crime in Canada and its impacts

Posted: 2007-10-17

A Comparative Analysis of Cybersecurity Initiatives Worldwide

Center for Security Studies

A 40-page background paper investigating national cybersecurity initiatives to identify common themes, best practices, problems and pitfalls

, Posted: 2005-09-27

A Complicated Business


The 45-page UK report of a joint inspection of electronically-monitored curfew requirements, orders and licences

Posted: 2008-10-30

A Contemporary Challenge to State Sovereignty: Gangs and Other Illicit Transnational Criminal Organisations


This 66-page US monograph describes how criminal gangs are impacting on national security and sovereignty

Posted: 2008-01-22

A Conversation on Trust: Community Policing and Refugee Settlement in Regional Australia

Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies

A 67-page Australian report arguing that community policing can provide strategies and reassurances to support newly arrived refugee communities to Australia particularly with respect to their understanding of rights and responsibilities under Australian law

, Posted: 2009-08-02

A Dangerous Nexus: Crime, Conflict, and Terrorism in Failing States


The 12-page meeting note of a seminar focussing on the links among criminal, insurgent, and terrorist groups and ways the international, regional, and local communities can cope more effectively with these nonstate actors

, Posted: 2013-11-28

A Difficult Way Forward in Egypt

Crisis Group

A statement proposing a roadmap for a resolution of the Egyptian crisis

, Posted: 2013-07-04

A Discrete-Time Survival Study of Drug Use and Property Offending


This 60-page Australian report examines the connection between drug use and crime

, Posted: 2007-01-08

A European Public Prosecutor Would Be a Dangerous Distraction

Centre For European Reform

A brief commentary on the proposal to appoint a European Public Prosecutor

, Posted: 2004-04-14

A Framework for Measuring the Performance of Drug Law Enforcement


This 6-page paper describes a model performance measurement framework designed for drug law enforcement in Australia

, Posted: 2007-03-19

A Gap or a Chasm? Attrition in Reported Rape Cases

U.K. Home Office

A 136-page U.K. report examining the process of attrition in reported rape cases in the Criminal Justice System, with a specific focus on early withdrawal by complainants

Posted: 2005-02-25

A National Evaluation of Community Support Officers

Home Office - U.K.

A 136-page U.K. study providing a profile of community support officers (CSOs) and their deployment, and providing indications of their impact on levels of crime and anti-social behaviour and to explore public perception of their role

Posted: 2006-01-27

A Portrait of Prisoner Reentry in Texas

Urban Institute

This 123-page U.S. study examines the policy context surrounding re-entry, the characteristics and geographical distribution of the returning prisoners, prisoner preparation and supervision, and neighbourhood descriptions

Posted: 2004-03-25

A Profile of Criminal Incidents at School


A 67-page analysis of criminal incidents committed at US schools. The analysis examines a range of characteristics of criminal incidents that occur at school, such as: the time of day and the location at school where the incident occurred; whether the police were notified; and the characteristics of offenders, including their age, race, and whether they carried a weapon

, Posted: 2010-05-28

A Rapid Evidence Assessment on the Impact of Mentoring on Re-Offending: A Summary

Home Office - UK

A 13-page UK review of a range of studies on mentoring to assess how successful is mentoring in reducing offending

Posted: 2007-03-30

A Review of Anti-Corruption Strategies


This 82-page Australian report identifies the common elements underpinning or undermining successful anti-corruption strategies, focusing on the Pacific area

, Posted: 2007-01-08

A Tough Nut to Crack: Performance Measurement in Specialist Policing

Australian Institute of Criminology

This 48-page report describes the development of a performance measurement framework for Auckland Metropolitan Crime and Operational Support, a specialist policing unit of the New Zealand Police

Posted: 2012-10-25

A Typology of Online Child Pornography Offending

Australian Institute of Criminology and Australian High Tech Crime Centre

A 6-page Australian paper examining the typology of online child pornography offending and law enforcement responses

, Posted: 2004-08-31

Abuse is Wrong in Any Culture: Inuit

Department of Justice - Canada

This 54-page Canadian booklet is for Inuit women and girls who are suffering violence in their relationship or in their family.

, Posted: 2012-10-02

Accomplishments in Juvenile Probation in California Over the Past Decade

Rand Corporation

A 60-page U.S. report reviewing the major initiatives undertaken by Californian probation departments during the past decade

, Posted: 2005-08-31

Acknowledging Complexity in the Impacts of Sexual Victimisation Trauma

Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault

This 23-page Australian paper provides an overview of complex trauma as a response to chronic sexual victimisation and considers what this means for services and service configurations, as well as the implications of acknowledging complex trauma for policy responses in health and human service fields

, Posted: 2014-03-05

Acknowledging Complexity in the Impacts of Sexual Victimisation Trauma


This 23-page Australian paper aims to provide an overview of complex trauma as a concept for classifying a varying range of symptomatology that is also a pervasive driver of need for many users of human services

, Posted: 2014-03-25

Acquisitive Crime and Plastic Card Fraud: Findings from the 2008/09 British Crime Survey

Home Office

This 41-page bulletin reports on acquisitive crime and plastic card fraud in England and Wales

Posted: 2010-05-03

ACT Recidivist Offenders

Australian Institute of Criminology

A 97-page Australian study of the key factors underlying a reduction in burglary in the Australian Capital Territory, including a profile of recidivist property offenders

Posted: 2005-01-13

Addressing Sexual Violence in Prisons

Urban Institute

A US study of innovative strategies being used to deal with sexual violence in prisons

Posted: 2006-10-16

Addressing Street Gangs

Public Safety Canada

This 2-page Canadian research brief summarizes findings on gang crime reduction strategies

, Posted: 2012-03-26

Addressing the Resurgence of Sea Piracy: Legal, Political and Security Aspects


The 17-page report of a conference held to address the resurgence of sea piracy, with special reference to Somalia

, Posted: 2009-07-21

Addressing Women's Victimisation Histories in Custodial Settings


This 20-page Australian paper explores the prison as a possible site of re-traumatisation. The prison system can often exacerbate trauma for female criminal offenders with a trauma history

, Posted: 2013-01-22

Adolescents, Neighbourhoods and Violence


The 24-page finding of US research examining factors that lead children and adolescents to violent and criminal behaviour

, Posted: 2007-09-21

Adult Drug Courts: Evidence Indicates Recidivism Reductions and Mixed Results for Other Outcomes

U.S. Government Accountability Office

This 86-page U.S. report reviews published evaluations of adult drug court programmes, especially in respect of recidivism outcomes, substance use relapse, programme completion and costs and benefits of the programmes

, Posted: 2005-03-03

Adult Offenders' Perceptions of Their Underlying Problems

Home Office - UK

The 6-page findings of a UK self-assessment survey of adult offenders, investigating their perceptions of their underlying problems

Posted: 2007-05-04

Advancing Community Policing Through Community Governance

Office of Community Oriented Policing Services

This 76-page US report offers a collaborative approach to local governance in responding to community problems and issues. The publication examines the emergence of community governance, defines the strategy and its elements, and illustrates examples from the field

Posted: 2009-08-04

Afghanistan: The Long, Hard Road to the 2014 Transition

Crisis Group

This 34-page report explains how Afghanistan is on course for another set of fraudulent elections and how that could undermine what little hope remains for stability after it takes full responsibility for security

, Posted: 2012-10-10

After the Mourning in India


This US article considers the reasons for the injustices women face in India

, Posted: 2013-01-04

Aggression in the Court


A US article discussing the issue of the ICC\'s jurisdiction over the crime of aggression

, Posted: 2010-08-22

Aggressive Girls

Health Canada

A 13-page Canadian paper examining aggressive and violent behaviour by girls

, Posted: 2007-05-02

Alcohol and Assault on Friday and Saturday Nights: Findings from the DUMA Program


This 7-page Australian report examines the prevalence and nature of alcohol consumption by a sample of violent offenders detained by the police during times consistent with those targeted through Operation Unite

, Posted: 2011-05-10

Alcohol, Drugs and Crime: A Study of Juveniles in Detention

Australian Institute of Criminology

This 130-page report provides the results of a survey of youths in Australian juvenile detention centres aimed at understanding their offending patterns

, Posted: 2005-11-10

Allegations of Family Violence and Child Abuse in Family Law Children's Proceedings


A 184-page Australian benchmark study into the frequency of allegations of family violence and abuse, and the amount of supporting evidence

, Posted: 2007-05-15

An Analysis of Alcohol and Psycho-stimulant Use from the 2007 National Drug Strategy Household Survey

NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

This 3-page Australian brief finds that levels of psycho-stimulant (e.g. amphetamine or cocaine) use are comparatively low amongst the general population of drinkers

, Posted: 2010-10-18

An Analysis of Federally Prosecuted Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) Cases

Urban Institute

This 163-page study examines the prosecution of the commercial sexual exploitation of children and youth in the United States. It looks at whether relevant federal laws are enforced, whether the courts increased penalties for such crimes, the features of successfully prosecuted cases, and the effects of legislation on service providers who work with victims

, Posted: 2008-12-31

An Assault on Our Future: The Impact of Violence on Young People

White Ribbon Foundation

This 56-page Australian report examine show violence against women specifically affects children and young people and the nature of violence they experience in their homes and their own relationships.

, Posted: 2008-12-30

An Assault on our Future: The Impact of Violence on Young People and their Relationships

White Ribbon Foundation

This 56-page Australian report examines how violence against women specifically affects children and young people. It looks at the nature of violence they experience in their homes and their own relationships, its impacts, and the priorities for action if efforts to prevent violence among, and protect, young people are to be successful.

, Posted: 2008-11-27

An Assessment of the Tackling Knives and Serious Youth Violence

Home Office - UK

A 4-page summary assessment of The Tackling Knives and Serious Youth Violence Action Programme (TKAP), a UK initiative designed to reduce all serious violence involving 13- to 24-year-olds using a range of enforcement, education and prevention initiatives

, Posted: 2011-05-26

An Economic Evaluation of the Prison Methadone Program in New South Wales

Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation

A 29-page project report which evaluates the costs and consequences of the prison methadone program in New South Wales

, Posted: 2004-02-27

An Evaluation of Basic Skills Training for Prisoners

U.K. Home Office

A 4-page U.K. report describing the main findings of a study of prisoners undergoing basic skills training. The study aimed to assess changes in prisoners' literacy and numeracy levels and the relationship between basic skills education and post-release offending and employment outcomes

Posted: 2005-02-25

An Evaluation of the Compulsory Drug Treatment Program

Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

A 68-page Australian report evaluating a compulsory drug treatment programme that consists of a five-stage post-sentencing programme

, Posted: 2010-08-15

An Examination of Serial Murder in Australia


A 6-page Australian brief on the characteristics of offenders and victims of serial murders and the modus operandi used

Posted: 2007-12-20

An Impact Assessment of the Prolific and Other Priority Offender Programme

Home Office - UK

A 33-page assessment of a UK programme designed to reduce offences committed by prolific and other priority offenders

Posted: 2007-02-20

An Ounce of Prevention

Ministry of Health - New Zealand

A 21-page booklet illustrating New Zealand's family violence prevention programme

, Posted: 2007-08-22

An Overview of the Effectiveness of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Surveillance

Parliamentary Library - Australia

A 4-page Australian research note reviewing evidence on the effectiveness of CCTV in crime reduction

Posted: 2005-11-03

An Unrealized Nexus? WMD-Related Trafficking, Terrorism and Organised Crime in the Former Soviet Union

Arms Control Association

This US article investigates the connections between WMD-related trafficking, terrorism and organized crime in the former Soviet Union

, Posted: 2007-07-09

Analysis of Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) Activity Based Costing Data

Home Office

A 3-page UK research report on the activities undertaken by PCSOs in the UK

Posted: 2008-07-17

Annual Report 2008

International Narcotics Control Board

The 150-page annual report of the INCB, analyzing the global narcotics situation

, Posted: 2009-02-24

Annual Report of the Office of the Correctional Investigator, 2007-2008

Office of the Correctional Investigator

A 73-page report on the Canadian prison service

, Posted: 2009-03-04

Anti-Gang Strategies and Interventions


This 59-page Australian report reviews the state of knowlege of anti-gang intervention strategies

, Posted: 2007-10-11

Anti-money Laundering and Counter-terrorism Financing Across the Globe: A Comparative Study of Regulatory Action

Australian Institute of Criminology

A 119-page Australian study comparing the legal framework and compliance, and enforcement outcomes of the AML/CTF regimes across countries with disparate legal traditions

, Posted: 2012-02-15

Anti-Social Behaviour Intensive Family Support Projects: An Evaluation of Six Pioneering Projects

Department for Communities and Local Government - UK

The 188-page report of a two-year evaluation of special anti-social behaviour rehabilitation projects

, Posted: 2006-10-17

Antisocial Behaviour: An Examination of Individual, Family, and Neighbourhood Factors


This 6-page Australian research examines individual, family and neighbourhood predictors of adolescent antisocial behaviour

, Posted: 2011-03-25

Approaches to Intelligence-Led Vehicle Crime Reduction

U.K. Home Office

A 14-page development ancd practice report providing the practice lessons from two intelligence-led vehicle crime reduction operations in the U.K.

Posted: 2004-11-07

Are Special Measures for Vulnerable and Intimidated Witnesses Working? Evidence from the Criminal Justice Agencies

Home Office U.K.

This 87-page U.K. research considers to what extent new provisions for vulnerable and intimidated witnesses have been implemented by the criminal justice agencies and how they are are operating at a practical level

Posted: 2006-01-27

Are Special Measures Working? Evidence from Surveys of Vulnerable and Intimidated Witnesses

U.K. Home Office

A 144-page U.K. report on a survey of vulnerable and intimidated witnesses examining experiences and satisfaction before and after the implementation of special measures under the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999

Posted: 2004-06-23

Armed Robbery in Australia


This 57-page Australian report provides an overview of the 6,086 armed robbery incidents and 7,133 victims of armed robbery in 2007 and the factors, including locations, that made them vulnerable to victimisation

Posted: 2010-07-30

Armed Robbery in Australia: 2003 National Armed Robbery Monitoring Program Annual Report

Australian Institute of Criminology

This 58-page annual report of armed robbery in Australia examines the crimes in terms of the incidents, victims, offenders and type of goods stolen

Posted: 2005-04-12

Armed Robbery: Who Commits it and Why?


A 6-page Australian paper providing an overview of the type of person who commits armed robbery

Posted: 2007-01-08

Arson Control Forum: Annual Report 2006

Communities and Local Government - UK

This 22-page UK report details the acivities and initiatives undertaken by the Arson Control Forum

Posted: 2006-10-31

Assessing the Impact of CCTV

U.K. Home Office

This 176-page U.K. research study analyzes the effectiveness of CCTV systems, providing invaluable information for assisting the development of their full potential

Posted: 2005-02-25

Assessing the Risk of Sexual Offenders on Community Supervision

Public Safety Canada

A 61-page Canadian report on a supervision project designed to test risk assessment methodologies used with sexual offenders

Posted: 2007-10-31

Assessing the Utility of Risk Assessment Tools and Personality Measures in the Prediction of Violent Recidivism for Adult Offenders

Department of Public Safety - Canada

A 54-page Canadian study evaluating the relative utility of risk instruments and other psychological measures for conducting violent risk assessments

Posted: 2007-08-03

Australian Approaches to Drug-Crime Diversion

Australian Institute of Criminology

A brief description of the five main types of drug-crime diversionary program currently in use across Australia

, Posted: 2004-05-06

Balochistan: The State Versus the Nation


A 38-page US paper describing how Pakistan’s Balochistan province is descending into anarchy and arguing that only a political agreement between the central government and the nationalist Baloch is likely to end the crisis

, Posted: 2013-04-22

Baltimore Prisoners' Experiences Returning Home

Urban Institute

This 16-page U.S. report, based on interviews with discharged prisoners, covers factors affecting post-release success/failure and concludes with proposals to enhance re-integration

Posted: 2004-03-18

Behind the Tensions in Syria : The Socio-Economic Dimension

Dayan Center

A 6-page Israeli analysis of the causes of unrest in Syria

, Posted: 2011-03-30

Benefit-Cost Analysis on Supermax Prisons: Critical Steps and Considerations

Urban Institute

A 51-page U.S. policy brief presenting a benefit-cost analysis as a means for evaluating proposals for super-maximum security prison units

Posted: 2004-08-26

Best Practices to Address Community Gang Problems


A 74-page US guidance paper for communities considering how to address an actual or potential youth gang problem

, Posted: 2008-07-02

Better Beginnings, Better Futures Study

National Crime Prevention Centre - Canada

This 56-page Canadian study examines the delinquency trajectories of at-risk youth

, Posted: 2012-01-24

Bolivia at the Crossroads: The December Elections

Crisis Group

This 33-page report examines the risks of national disintegration in Bolivia

, Posted: 2005-12-11

Brazil's Protests, Prices, Politics and Futbol


This US blog post examines the political and economic factors that triggered the protests and led to outbursts of violence in Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia

, Posted: 2013-06-25

Breaking the Crime Trap: Factoring Crime into Development Policy


This article discusses how criminal violence poses threats to human and international security that sometimes rival those posed by political violence

, Posted: 2014-02-17

Broadband Internet: An Information Superhighway to Sex Crime?


This 44-page discussion paper investigates whether internet use triggers sex crime

, Posted: 2011-05-18

Building an Offender Reentry Program: A Guide for Law Enforcement


This 60-page US guide presents key strategies, components and results of law enforcement participation in offender reentry efforts

Posted: 2007-07-27

Burma and Transnational Crime


A 12-page US report analyzing the primary actors driving transnational crime in Burma (Myanmar), the forms of crime involved and current US policy

Posted: 2007-11-09

Bushfire Arson: A Review of the Literature

Australian Institute of Criminology

A 166-page Australian monograph reviewing Australian and overseas studies on urban arson and assessing its relevance to bushfire arson

, Posted: 2004-12-15

Calming Troubled Waters: Global and Regional Strategies for Countering Piracy


This 44-page Australian paper summarises the deliberations of a conference aimed at developing responses to piracy and related crimes at sea

, Posted: 2012-09-01

Can a Divided Egypt Build an Egypt for All?


A US article arguing that what started as a call for a more inclusive form of government in Egypt may yet produce the most divided Egypt the world has seen

, Posted: 2013-07-15

Canadian Police Research Centre: Annual Report 2005-2006

Canadian Police Research Centre

A 41-page report on the activities and achievements of the Canadian Police Research Centre during the previous year

Posted: 2006-10-04

Canadians' Use of Crime Prevention Measures 2004

Statistics Canada

A 23-page survey of Canadians' use of crime prevention measures

Posted: 2006-11-28

Caught in a Trap: The Impact of Grooming in 2012


This report provides an insight into the contacts that the UK service ChildLine has had from young people who have been sexually exploited through grooming both in online and face-to-face situations

, Posted: 2012-11-19

Cell Phones Behind Bars


This 2-page US brief looks at cellular telephone technologies that are of concern to corrections and public safety officials and discusses inmate use of cell phones, approaches for intercepting or blocking phone signals, and pending legislation that would permit prison and jail officials to use cell-phone-jamming equipment

Posted: 2010-01-06

Changing Direction? State Sentencing Reforms 2004-2006

Sentencing Project

A 24-page report on steps taken by US states to reduce prison populations

Posted: 2007-03-23

Charting the Safe and Successful Return of Prisoners to the Community

Re-Entry Policy Council

A comprehensive, 674-page U.S. report detailing principles and practices for plannning annd managing prisoner re-entry.

Posted: 2005-05-05

Chechnya, Wahhabism and the Invasion of Dagestan

"Middle East Review of International Affairs"

A 24-page article tracing the disintegration of Chechnya

, Posted: 2005-12-16