Category Archives: Oceania

Police agencies as learning organizations

This bulletin from the Australian Institute of Police Management assesses the status of police research in the country and the quality of collaboration between police and researchers. Findings indicate a more positive situation than what was called a “dialogue of the … Continue reading

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Evidence-based policing

There is a lot of attention currently on evidence-based policing (EBP) as a means to further professionalize police practice and administration. EBP societies have been formed in the UK, Canada, Australia/New Zealand, and the US. This blog post considers whether … Continue reading

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Fighting internet-facilitated child abuse

This press release announces an award given to the assistant director of Interpol’s Vulnerable Communities Unit for lifetime achievement in support of online safety. In this video the recipient, Mick Moran, describes efforts made over 20 years to reduce the … Continue reading

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Crime science and evidence based policing in NZ

This article reports an expanding police-university partnership in New Zealand. Researchers from various technical fields will collaborate with police to study emerging crime problems through Waikato University’s Institute of Crime Science, a unit of its Centre for Evidence Based Policing.

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2016 corruption perceptions index

Transparency International has released its annual report on corruption perceptions in 176 countries around the world, available here. The index incorporates multiple data sources about public sector corruption, including but not limited to police. Somalia remains in last place with … Continue reading

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Evidence-based policing in Western Australia

This article reports the establishment of Australia’s first Evidence-Based Policing Unit based in Perth. The purpose of the unit is fully explained and three current initiatives are described.

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Police leaders need better people skills

A review of mental health issues within the Victoria Police in Australia has concluded that organizational factors contribute to stress and low morale, according to this article. The review recommends more supportive workplace practices and “people-focused” leadership rather than the … Continue reading

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