Crime, Law & Order

EU Cyber-crime Chief Fears Massive Proliferation

An article asserting that Europe's new online crime centre faces an almost insurmountable task

, Posted: 2012-09-24

Countering Criminal Violence in Central America


This US report assesses the causes and consequences of the violence faced by several Central American countries and examines the national, regional, and international efforts intended to curb its worst effects

, Posted: 2012-09-16

Organized Crime and Conflict in the Sahel-Sahara Region


This 32-page US paper argues that state complicity with organized crime is at the heart of instability in the Sahel and Sahara region, fomenting conflict and fueling the rise of al-Qaeda

, Posted: 2012-09-15

Cyber Incident Reporting in the EU

European Network and Information Security Agency

This 14-page report details the billions of euros that are being lost through cybercrime which are not being reported

, Posted: 2012-09-08

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

Of Chinese Snakeheads and Mexican Coyotes: The Globalization of Crime-Terror Pipelines


A 4-page US essay on the importance of disrupting crime-terror pipelines

, Posted: 2012-09-01

The Mental Health of Prison Entrants in Australia: 2010


This 26-page Australian report provides statistics on the mental health of Australian prison entrants

, Posted: 2012-07-05

Youth Crime and Education Expansion


This 37-page discussion paper presents new evidence on the causal impact of education on crime

, Posted: 2012-06-27

Youth Depression and Future Criminal Behavior


This 47-page paper examines the effect of depression during adolescence on the probability of engaging in a number of criminal behaviours

, Posted: 2012-06-26

Myanmar Conflict Alert: Preventing Communal Bloodshed and Building Better Relations

Crisis Group

This conflict alert urges the Myanmar government to end the violence in Rakhine State and lay the groundwork for the protection of minority communities

, Posted: 2012-06-12

Late Childhood Risk Fators Associated with Conduct Disorder Subtypes in Early Adolescence

National Crime Prevention Centre - Canada

A 28-page Canadian report aiming to identify late childhood risk factors in multiple domains, such as neighbourhood characteristics,familyadversity,parenting/ peer relationships and externalized/internalized behaviours that are common and specific to four conduct disorder subtypes

, Posted: 2012-06-01

Gang Prevention Strategy

Public Safety Canada

The 8-page report of a Canadian programme designed to reduce the risk of gang involvement among at-risk youth

, Posted: 2012-06-01

How Washington Lost Syria


This 5-page US essay analyzes Syria's apparent descent to civil war

, Posted: 2012-05-29

Countering Criminal Violence in Central America


This 59-page US report assesses the causes and consequences of the violence faced by several Central American countries and examines the national, regional, and international efforts intended to curb its worst effects.

, Posted: 2012-05-21

Trafficking in Persons: International Dimensions and Foreign Policy Issues for Congress


This 36-page US report explores current foreign policy issues confronting U.S. efforts to combat human trafficking, the interrelationship among existing polices, and the historical and current role of Congress in such efforts

, Posted: 2012-05-18

The State of Organized Crime

House of Commons - Canada

A 108-page parliamentary report on organizes crime in Canada

Posted: 2012-05-18

Prostitution: A Review of Legislation in Selected Countries

A 32-page background paper examining relevant legislation in selected countries

, Posted: 2012-05-18

Drug Trafficking, Violence, and Instability


An 88-page US monograph focussing on the complex relationship between human security, crime, illicit economies, and law enforcement. It also seeks to disentangle the linkages between insurgency on the one hand and drug trafficking and organized crime

, Posted: 2012-05-09

Selected International Best Practices in Police Performance Measurement

Rand Corporation

A 24-page US report describing some key considerations in designing measures to evaluate law enforcement agencies and including a detailed review of some international best practices

Posted: 2012-05-09

Workforce Development for Big-City Law Enforcement Agencies

Rand Corporation

This 10-page US occasional paper provides an overview of a methodology for creating an effective workforce development system to better align personnel with current and future police force requirements

Posted: 2012-05-09

Combating Transnational Organized Crime

Washington Institute

A 6-page US address on combating transnational crime

Posted: 2012-04-30

Youth (In)justice: Oral Language Competence in Early Life and Risk for Engagement in Antisocial Behaviour in Adolescence

Australian Institute of Criminology

This 6-page Australian brief presents evidence that demonstrates that high proportions of young offenders have a clinically significant, but previously undetected, oral language disorder

, Posted: 2012-04-13

From Case Management to Change Agent: The Evolution Of ‘What Works’ Community Supervision

Public Safety Canada

This 19-page Canadian paper defines what cognitive-behaviourism looks like in a criminal justice context and how it can be used to maximize the impact of community supervision

Posted: 2012-04-13

Street Gang Control Strategies

Public Safety Canada

A 2-page Canadian brief on gang control strategies

Posted: 2012-04-05

Consumer Scams: 2010 and 2011

Australian Institute of Criminology

The result of an online Australian survey designed to assess consumer fraud experiences

Posted: 2012-03-26

Illicit Drug Use and Property Offending among Police Detainees

NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

The primary objective of this 12-page Australian study was to examine whether the frequency of recent illicit drug use is related to higher levels of offending among police detainees in Australia

, Posted: 2012-03-26

Gangs and Social Networking

Public Safety Canada

A 2-page Canadian brief on the use of social networking websites by criminal gangs

, Posted: 2012-03-26

Addressing Street Gangs

Public Safety Canada

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

, Posted: 2012-03-26

Seniors Guidebook to Safety and Security


A 26-page Canadian publication directed towards the community and, more specifically, seniors and their care givers in recognizing elder abuse, safety concerns, frauds and scams

, Posted: 2012-03-26

Youth Justice Conferences versus Children’s Court: A Comparison of Re-offending


A 23-page Australian report finding that a programme designed to bring young offenders face to face with the victims of their crime and encourage them to accept responsibility for their offending is no more effective than a children’s court in reducing juvenile reoffending

, Posted: 2012-03-20

The Impact of Structural Ageing on Crime Trends: a South Australian Case Study

Australian Institute of Criminology

This 6-page Australian paper investigates how the declining proportion of younger people and increasing proportion of older people in the population has reduced past crime levels and should reduce future crime levels

, Posted: 2012-03-01

Report of the Protecting Victoria's Vulnerable Children Inquiry

Department of Premier and Cabinet

This Austeralian inquiry investigated systemic problems in Victoria's child protection system and, in this report, has now made recommendations to strengthen and improve the protection and support of vulnerable young Victorians

, Posted: 2012-03-01

Lessons from Colombia for Mexico? Caveat Emptor

Brookings, ReVista

A US article arguing that, while Colombia's accomplishments, including in police reform and strengthening of the judicial system, need to be recognized and indeed may serve as an example, the limitations of progress equally need to be stressed

, Posted: 2012-02-27

Maritime Transport and Destabilizing Commodity Flows


A 64-page Swedish policy paper on maritime arms and drug trafficking

, Posted: 2012-02-17

Trade-based Money Laundering: Risks and Regulatory Responses

Australian Institute of Criminology

This 42-page Australian report examines a form of money laundering based on the trade of goods and services, commonly known as trade-based money laundering

Posted: 2012-02-15

Indonesia: Cautious Calm in Ambon

Crisis Group

This 8-page briefing looks at how the Indonesian city of Ambon is faring after the unrest that led to eight deaths and the displacement of thousands last September

, Posted: 2012-02-15

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

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

Working with Sibling Sexual Abuse

Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault

This Australian interview discusses the changes to the treatment of young adolescent people who sexually perpetrate against their siblings and the impacts and challenges that face their families

, Posted: 2012-01-18

Intensive Judicial Supervision and Drug Court Outcomes

NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

A 16-page Australian report assessing the evidence of a trial of whether intensively supervising drug court participants in the early phases reduces early-phase substance use and sanctioning rates

, Posted: 2011-12-19

Violence Against Women in Australia: Research Summary


This 12-page publication presents a synopsis of the latest published research examining violence against women in Australia and its prevention

, Posted: 2011-12-19

Riot Control Agents: Improve Knowledge to Improve Safety


A Swedish essay arguing that there is a growing body of evidence that so-called non-lethal weapons used to control riots are not as safe as they seem and are not always employed as they should be

, Posted: 2011-12-16

Domestic Violence in Australia: An Overview of the Issues 2011

Parliamentary Library - Australia

This 41-page background note is a guide to research and resources on domestic violence in Australia. It includes an overview of research on the prevalence of domestic violence, attitudes and risk factors, at risk groups and communities and the costs of domestic violence to communities and to the economy. It also covers policy approaches designed to prevent domestic violence

, Posted: 2011-12-02

Understanding the Public Health Implications of Prisoner Reentry in California: State-of-the-State Report

Rand Corporation

This 252-page US monograph examines the health care needs of newly released California prisoners; the communities most affected by reentry and the health care safety net of those communities; the critical roles that health care providers, other social services, and family members play in successful reentry; and the effects of reentry on the children and families of incarcerated parents

, Posted: 2011-11-26

Responding to Women’s Experiences of Sexual Assault in Institutional and Care Settings

Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault

This 20-page Australian paper outlines key issues in institutional and care settings with identifying and responding to women’s recent and past experiences of sexual assault

, Posted: 2011-11-25

The Challenge of Violent Drug-Trafficking Organizations

Rand Corporation

In an effort to clarify the scope and details of the challenges posed by VDTOs, a Rand team conducted a Delphi expert elicitation exercise, the results of which offer an assessment of the contemporary security situation in Mexico through the lens of existing Rand research on related issues. 109 pages

, Posted: 2011-11-14

Measuring the Extent of CyberFraud: A Discussion Paper on Potential Methods and Data Sources

Public Safety Canada

This 64-page Canadian discussion paper assesses the potential for using innovative methodologies to estimate thescope of cyber-fraud, identifies existing data sources and gaps, and suggests novel sources of data that may help provide a more accurate picture of the degree of cyber-fraud

, Posted: 2011-11-11

What Makes Countries Vulnerable to Transnational Organised Crime?

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

This 16-page Norwegian report explores in depth the exact nature of the threat posed by transnational organised crime and the conditions that give rise to its growth

Posted: 2011-11-10

Fathers and Youth's Delinquent Behavior


This 50-page discussion paper analyzes the relationship between having one or more father figures and the likelihood that young people engage in delinquent criminal behaviour

, Posted: 2011-11-02

The Treatment of Incarcerated Mentally Disordered Women Offenders

Public Safety Canada

A 26-page Canadian document synthesising current research on the treatment of mentally disordered women offenders

, Posted: 2011-10-19

Narcoterrorism and the Long Reach of U.S. Law Enforcement


This US House testimony discusses the relationship between drug trade and criminal and belligerent groups in Afghanistan, Mexico, Colombia and West Africa

, Posted: 2011-10-17

Researching and Rethinking Sex Trafficking: The Movement of Chinese Women to Asia and the United States for Commercial Sex


This 204-page US report is an analysis of the illicit movement of women from China to destinations throughout Asia and the United States for prostitution

Posted: 2011-10-13

Child Witnesses in the Criminal Courts: Proposed Reforms

Ministry of Justice - New Zealand

This 23-page New Zealand cabinet paper sought Cabinet’s agreement to a package of proposed reforms that will address concerns about the way child witnesses are treated in the criminal justice system and ensure that the most reliable and accurate evidence is elicited

, Posted: 2011-10-08

Misperceptions about Child Sex Offenders

Australian Institute of Criminology

This 8-page Australian paper addresses common misperceptions about the perpetrators of sexual offences against children

, Posted: 2011-10-05

Indonesia: Trouble Again in Ambon

Crisis Group

This 16-page briefing examines the unrest that followed the death of a Muslim motorcycle taxi driver in Ambon under disputed circumstances and led to seven more deaths, the destruction of more than 150 Muslim and Christian homes and the displacement of thousands

, Posted: 2011-10-04

Mexico’s Battle Against Organized Crime and Drug Trafficking


This 54-page US monograph explores the effectiveness of the security and law enforcement and socio-economic approaches adopted in Mexico over the past several years to combat the drug trafficking organizations. It also analyzes the evolution of organized crime in Mexico, including in reaction to anti-crime actions taken by the Mexican government

, Posted: 2011-09-27

Strengths and Human Needs in Offender Rehabilitation

Public Safety Canada

A 2-page Canadian research summary of the role played by strengths and basic human needs in the rehabilitation of offenders

Posted: 2011-09-21

Misuse of the Non-profit Sector for Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing

Australian Institute of Criminology

This 6-page Australian paper explores how terrorist groups take advantage of the non-profit sector and the evidence available for the misuse of funds

, Posted: 2011-09-20

Online Child Sexual Abuse Content: The development of a comprehensive, Transferable International Internet Notice and Takedown System

Internet Watch Foundation

This 131-page report establishes the value of an international ‘notice and takedown’ system, through the examination of the legislative and regulatory approaches in eight countries

, Posted: 2011-09-20

Responding to Children and Young People’s Disclosures of Abuse


This 7-page Australian practice brief contains information that will help family, friends, other adults and professionals to respond to a child’s disclosure of abuse.

, Posted: 2011-09-16

Ending the Indifference!

Rights & Democracy

This 68-page Canadian report highlights sexual violence during the 1993-2003 armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

, Posted: 2011-09-14

Norton Cybercrime report 2011


This 32-page US report details the impact of cybercrime on the world and on our everyday lives

, Posted: 2011-09-12

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

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

The Syrian Regime: Protests at Home and Criticism from Abroad


A 3-page Israeli perspective on the growing unrest in Syria

, Posted: 2011-08-16

Fresh Start Reforms in Operation


A 22-page New Zealand report on the implementation of the Fresh Start youth justice reforms, which includes current trends in youth offending

, Posted: 2011-08-10

Pirates of the ISPs: Tactics for Turning Online Crooks Into International Pariahs


A 51-page US paper describing steps that can be taken to curb cybercrime’s growth—and perhaps begin to marginalize the people behind it

, Posted: 2011-08-04

Tackling Organised Crime Through a Partnership Approach at the Local Level: A Process Evaluation

Home Office - UK

This 6-page UK report summarises the findings of a process evaluation of 12 pilot sites set up in 2010 to explore how Community Safety Partnerships across England and Wales could be engaged in tackling organised crime at the local level

Posted: 2011-08-04

Strategic Cutback Management: Law Enforcement Leadership for Lean Times


This 36-page US report provides police departments with practical tols for strategic fiscal management in difficult times

Posted: 2011-07-22

Police Interviews with Vulnerable Adult Suspects


This paper examines some of the key issues police are likely to encounter when dealing with vulnerable adult suspects are considered. An overview of the Australian legislation and police policies governing police interviews in such circumstances is presented

Posted: 2011-07-21

Does Imprisonment Deter? A Review of the Evidence

Sentencing Advisory Council - Victoria

This 28-page Australian report considers previous research into whether sentences of imprisonment are effective in deterring crime. The paper examines a number of empirical and criminological studies conducted over the last 10 years in Australia and internationally

Posted: 2011-06-29

Justice Beyond The Hague


A 56-page US report arguing that the international community must place greater emphasis on strengthening the national justice systems of the countries where atrocities have occurred

, Posted: 2011-06-24

The Transatlantic Cocaine Market

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

This 66-page report is about the biggest of the new cocaine flows: the trafficking of cocaine to meet growing European demand

, Posted: 2011-06-22

Crime Prevention Programs for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities in Australia

Australian Institute of Criminology

This 14-page Australian paper reviews the key criminal justice issues in relation to culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities and provides a summary of relevant protective and risk factors

, Posted: 2011-06-22

The Latin American Drug Trade: Scope, Dimensions, Impact, and Response

Rand Corporation

A 112-page US monograph examining the Latin American drug trade and possible US counternarcotics responses

, Posted: 2011-06-20

Exploring the Links between Homicide and Organised Crime Summary

Home Office - UK

This 5-page UK report presents the findings of research into the links between homicide and organised crime. The research assesses the proportion of homicides that can be shown to have links to organised crime and examines differences in characteristics between organised crime-related homicides and other homicides

Posted: 2011-06-08

Prison-based Correctional Rehabilitation: An Overview of Intensive Interventions for Moderate to High-risk Offenders


A 6-page Australian brief arguing that intensive interventions for moderate to high-risk offenders are likely to have a positive impact on recidivism rates

Posted: 2011-06-02

Learning to Walk without a Crutch: the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala

Crisis Group

This 27-page report examines the progress the CICIG, has made so far to support and assist domestic justice institutions in the investigation and prosecution of crimes committed by illegal security forces and clandestine security organisations (CIACS), to identify their structures, operations and financing and ultimately to dismantle them

, Posted: 2011-05-31

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

Staying Home Leaving Violence: Listening to Women’s Experiences


A 38-page Australian report of the findings from an innovative and developing program which provides practical and emotional support to women leaving domestic violence, with the aim to support the victims to remain safely in their own home

, Posted: 2011-05-19

Children’s Experience and Attitudes Towards the Police, Personal Safety and Public Spaces

Home Office - UK

This 98-page UK document explores topics from the 2009/10 British Crime Survey interviews with children aged 10 to 15, providing analysis of children’s contact with and attitude to the police, experience of and attitudes to knife carrying, crime prevention behaviours, being in public spaces and access to leisure activities

, Posted: 2011-05-19

Broadband Internet: An Information Superhighway to Sex Crime?


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

, Posted: 2011-05-18

Crime, Prosecutors, and the Certainty of Conviction


This 42-page discussion paper tests predictions of a structural, augmented supply-of-offenders model regarding the relative effects of police, public prosecution and courts, respectively, on crime

Posted: 2011-05-18

Promising Interventions for Reducing Indigenous Juvenile Offending

Indigenous Justice Clearinghouse

This 8-page paper from the Indigenous Justice Clearinghouse reviews the evidence on policies and programs that reduce offending by Indigenous juveniles in Australia, and provide positive outcomes for Indigenous Australian families

, Posted: 2011-05-16

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

Understanding Crime Hotspot Maps

NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

This 8-page Australian document describes how Local Government Area crime hotspot maps are produced and how they should be interpreted

Posted: 2011-05-08

Piracy and Maritime Security


A 94-page German research paper examining the regional characteristics and political, military, legal and economic implications of piracy

, Posted: 2011-04-07

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

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

What Makes Juvenile Offenders Different from Adult Offenders?


This 8-page Australian paper outlines the factors (biological, psychological and social) that make juvenile offenders different from adult offenders and that necessitate unique responses to juvenile crime

, Posted: 2011-03-25

The Spread of Anti-Trafficking Policies: Evidence from a New Index


This 48-page discussion paper analyzes the spread of policies dealing with international trafficking in human beings

Posted: 2011-03-24

The Chávez Model Threatens Ecuador


A 6-page US memorandum describing how Rafael Correa is imposing his own autocratic vision for his country's path to salvation, and, how in so doing, he has made common cause with rogue international actors and criminal groups

, Posted: 2011-03-22

Cost-benefit Analysis and its Application to Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Research

Australian Institute of Criminology

This 57-page Australian report provides a description of when and how such analyses of crime prevention programs have been used and a number of cost-benefit analyses are reviewed, using a tool developed to assess the merit of cost-benefit analysis

Posted: 2011-03-22

Targeting Scams: Report of the ACCC on Scam Activity 2010


This 45-page Australian report explains key trends in scam activity and highlights the impact of scams on the community

Posted: 2011-03-10

The Drug War in Mexico: Confronting a Shared Threat


This 35-page US report analyzes the drug war in Mexico, explores Mexico’s capacities and limitations, examines the factors that have undermined effective state performance, assesses the prospects for U.S. support to strengthen critical state institutions, and offers recommendations for reducing the potential of state failure

, Posted: 2011-03-09

Smart on Crime: Recommendations for the Administration and Congress

Sentencing Project

A comprehensive 318-page US report examining the nation’s criminal justice system and offering recommendations

Posted: 2011-02-28

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

Good Practice in Women’s Prisons: a Literature Review


This 92-page paper reviews the literature concerning examples of good practice in women’s prison systems in Australia. Key international developments are also considered

Posted: 2011-02-17

The Uprising in Egypt: Poverty, Inequality and Unemployment

Dayan Center

This 4-page Israeli article analyses the causes of unrest in Egypt

, Posted: 2011-02-14

Egypt’s Next Phase: A Competition for Influence and Support

"Inside Story"

An Australian article explaining how five currents – a changing class structure, a decline in the regime’s legitimacy, eroding institutions, the absence of a meaningful national narrative and a dramatic demographic shift – have flowed through the interstices of Egyptian society to set the stage for the popular eruption

, Posted: 2011-02-11