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Tag Archives: Australia
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
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
The Jakarta Centre for Law Enforcement Cooperation was created by Indonesia and Australia in 2004 to strengthen 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
The logic behind evidence-based practices, meaning practices based on the best available knowledge about effectiveness and what works, has become well accepted throughout government circles, including policing. The basic rationale is explained here, and evidence-based policing societies have been established … Continue reading
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.
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
Australia is a world leader in employment of women police. This article reports that the Queensland Police Service, which currently has about 26% women among its 12,000 officers, is targeting 50% women in its recruiting of new police.