SIGNUP FOR eNEWS
- Intelligence Methods
- Investigative and Innovation
- Risky People
- Transnational Actors
- Illicit Organisations - Organised Crime and Terrorism
This Program addresses some of the most significant criminal justice threats facing Australia and the region. Projects under this Program draw across many of the key disciplines represented within CEPS, and apply them to acquiring more knowledge about the attributes of effective detection, as well as identifying new strategies for the prevention or disruption of serious and organised crime. The Illicit Organisations project looks at organised crime groups and terrorist organisations. Both the Intelligence Methods and the Investigative and Innovation projects provide a strategic view of intelligence problems, investigates what makes an intelligence analyst most effective, explore the effectiveness of criminal investigations and best practice responses to certain criminal acts and behaviours, amidst the changing concepts of national security and developments in the nature and extent of transnational crime and other non-traditional
The Transnational Actors project delves further into non-traditional security and explores how non-state forces play in shaping security variables internationally and domestically within societies. On the prevention side, the Risky People project seeks to identify ways of targeting people at high risk of engaging in offending such as violent extremism or sex offences and how people perceive that risk. The development of a risk assessment tool in the Risky People project on sex offending will also serve to translate research findings in this area into a useful and practical tool that may be deployed in the field in prioritising potential offenders.
In 2011, with the near completion of the various studies within the Intelligence Methods projects, focus was given to further develop work on forensic intelligence. CEPS also hosted a prestigious Marie Curie EU funded International Fellowship, Dr Carole McCartney, whose work on the challenges at the frontiers of forensic identification (including the legitimacy, acceptability and viability of forensic identification practice and policy) will strengthen this area of research. Various publications on gangs, including outlawed motorcycle gangs, were also published, together with parliamentary submissions to the Australian and South Australian governments on crime legislations and criminal intelligence.
Abstract: Between 2003 and 2009, the International Violence Against Women Survey (IVAWS) has been conducted in 12 developed and developing countries. The IVAWS is a comprehensive instrument that measures women’s experiences of physical and sexual violence by men, including intimate partners, victims’ help-seeking behaviour and the response of the criminal justice system. This report presents the findings of the 2006 Hong Kong IVAWS. This was the first time such a specialised survey was conducted in Hong Kong and, for this reason, no trends in violence over time are available; however, because the IVAWS uses standardised questions and data collection methods, results can be compared with those of the other countries that participated in the survey.
The report shows rates of victimisation for seven types of physical violence and five types of sexual violence over the adult lifetime, the previous five years and the previous 12 months. Further questions probe who the perpetrator was, particularly whether it was an intimate partner, a relative, a friend or acquaintance, or a stranger. Women who had experienced violence since the age of 16 were asked details about the most recent incident, such as whether they had reported the assault to the police or victim support services.
Abstract: Since the terrorist attacks on Mumbai, now known in India as 26/11, India has engaged in a far-reaching internal security reform process similar to that undertaken by the United States in aftermath of 9/11. This paper argues that reforms are crucial not only for India's own security and that of its immediate neighbourhood, but also for its rise as an Asian and world power. In other words, there is a 'seamless web' between internal security and governance on the one hand and external power relationships on the other. Furthermore, policing and law enforcement are crucial factors in internal security that cannot be ignored in the overall security architecture.
Gordon, S. (2010). India’s Unfinished Security Revolution. New Delhi: Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) Occasional Paper No. 11.
Abstract: It is a subject as old as civil society, yet one that still fuels debate. Now the many and varied aspects of that subject are brought together in the four-volume Crime and Punishment around the World. This unprecedented work provides descriptions of crimes—and the justice systems that define and punish them—in more than 200 nations, principalities, and dependencies.
Broadhurst, R. and Keo, C. (2010). Cambodia. In G. Newman and D. Chu (Eds), Crime and Punishment Around the World, Vol.3, Asia/Pacific. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO.