Tag Archives: Australia

50/50 gender target in Australia’s Northern Territories

This article reports that women comprise 35% of the sworn police workforce in the Northern Territories, a remote section of Australia. The force has a goal of reaching a 50/50 gender split by 2020. Recruitment of constables, Aboriginal community officers, … Continue reading

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Deaths in police custody

The UK Home Office has completed a study of deaths in police custody, available here, with some comparisons to other countries. In the UK, most deaths are due to apparent suicide or natural causes, often associated with drugs/alcohol. Those arrested … Continue reading

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Evidence-based policing in South Africa

This article describes some examples of evidence-based policing in South Africa and cites the establishment of a National Research Division within SAPS as an indication of growing emphasis on data and analysis to guide police policies and strategies. Also being … Continue reading

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Speed camera effectiveness

This web page summarizes a recent systematic review of the impact of speed cameras, with links to the full study and advice for implementation. The review of 51 studies across 15 countries found, on average, a 52% reduction of vehicles … Continue reading

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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 calledĀ 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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Jakarta Centre’s future

The Jakarta Centre for Law Enforcement Cooperation was created by Indonesia and Australia in 2004 to strengthenĀ counter-terrorism capacity in the wake of the 2002 Bali bombing. Incorporating the centre within the Indonesian National Police is now being considered, but this … Continue reading

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