Tag Archives: Australia

Women, peace and security

This blog post notes the approaching 20th anniversary of the UN resolution on Women, Peace and Security, which promotes “gender mainstreaming in militaries and peacekeeping missions.” It also reviews a new book detailing both accomplishments and challenges of WPS, including … Continue reading

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Rise in strip searches in New South Wales

Police in New South Wales conducted over 5,000 strip searches during the 2-year period 2017-2018, representing a 47% increase from 2014-2015, according to this article. Legal advocates and the independent police watchdog have expressed concern over “a distressingly high number … Continue reading

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Big data versus community policing

This article summarizes a keynote presentation focused on the impact of austerity and big data on more traditional forms of community policing in Australia and elsewhere. Professor Rogers observes that, in the ongoing demand to do more with less, “it’s … Continue reading

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Media reaction to terrorism

This article reports a study of the roles played by mass media and social media in the aftermath of terrorist incidents. Looking at both immediate and longer-term media coverage and messaging, “The research team found such attacks continue to have … Continue reading

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Low satisfaction with cybercrime reporting in Australia

The Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN) was implemented in 2014 with 65,000 incidents submitted in the first 2 years. A review was completed in 2016 but not released until recently, according to this article. Only 3 cases had resulted in … Continue reading

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Pursuits criticized in New South Wales

Police in New South Wales engage in more pursuits than elsewhere in the country, according to this column. One result has been numerous crashes, injuries, and fatalities including innocent bystanders and police. Other states in Australia have restrictive pursuit policies, … Continue reading

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Researchers in the ranks

This article reports the recent conference of the American Society of Evidence-Based Policing, which mainly featured current police officers presenting results from their own research. The organization, just a few years old, mirrors similar ones in the UK, Canada, Australia/New … Continue reading

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