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AIC crime & criminal justice information service: August 2011

A selection of new key reports, books, journal articles and websites. All items are available on interlibrary loan through the JV Barry Library. Please contact your own library for assistance.

Alcohol and violence

Books/reports

Journal articles

  • Coroner probes Ceduna deaths
    Koori Mail no. 506 27 Jul 2011: 7
    Summary: Alcohol addiction and fear of hospitals were identified as factors in six deaths outside Ceduna, currently being investigated by the SA Coroner
  • Outsourcing the risks : alcohol licensing, risk and the making of the night time economy / Grazyna Zajdow
    Current issues in criminal justice 23(1) Jul 2011: 73-84
    Summary: Because of changes to liquor licensing laws in Victoria over 30 years, particular risk groups, such as 'binge-drinking' young people, have become the responsibility not of the state but of individual licensees and individual drinkers.

Child abuse and protection

Books/reports

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child safety / Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
    Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2011
    Summary: National data show that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, compared with their non-Indigenous counterparts, are over-represented in various aspects of child safety. In particular, Indigenous children have higher rates of hospitalisations dueto injury, higher rates of injury mortality and more frequently come into contact with child protection and juvenile justice systems.
    http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737418980&tab=2
  • Online safety / Shaun Lohoar
    Australian Institute of Family Studies, 2011
    Summary: Provides information on resources available for parents regarding online safety for their children.
    http://www.aifs.gov.au/nch/pubs/sheets/rs25/rs25.pdf
  • The impact of domestic violence on children : a literature review / Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse
    The Benevolent Society, 2011
    Summary: This report shows that children, especially infants and young children are at risk of serious emotional, psychological, social, behavioural and developmental consequences as a result of experiencing domestic violence.
    http://bensoc.org.au/uploads/documents/The-impact-of-domestic-violence-on-children.pdf

Journal articles

  • An exploratory qualitative study of the self-reported impact of female-perpetrated childhood sexual abuse / Rebecca Deering and David Mellor
    Journal of child sexual abuse 20(1) 2011: 58-76
    Summary: Qualitative study reveals that female perpetrated child sexual abuse is often not reported to appropriate child abuse authorities and that for both men and women, the abuse is associated with negative outcomes across a range of functional areas in both childhood and adulthood.
  • Child abductions : known relationships are the greater danger / Ashli-Jade Douglas
    FBI law enforcement bulletin 80(8) Aug 2011: 8-9
    Summary: According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, every year, more than 200,000 children are abducted by family members and a majority (68 percent) of the child abduction cases the FBI's Child Abduction Rapid Deployment team has assisted in has resulted in the identification of an offender who had a relationship with the child victim.
  • Children's experiences of domestic violence : developing an integrated response from police and child protection services / Nicky Stanley, Pam Miller, Helen Richardson Foster and Gill Thomson
    Journal of interpersonal violence 26(12) Aug 2011: 2372-2391
    Summary: This paper presents findings from the first UK study to examine police notifications of incidents of domestic violence to child protection services in depth and examines the interface between the police and child protection services in responding to domestic violence incidents.
  • Correlates of childhood sexual abuse and intimate partner sexual victimization / Ko Ling Chan
    Partner abuse : new directions in research, intervention and policy 2(3) 2011: 365-381
    Summary: Investigates the relationship between childhood sexual abuse and sexual intimate partner violence victimization among Chinese university students in Hong Kong, Beijing, and Shanghai
  • Impact of a universal school-based violence prevention program on violent delinquency: Distinctive benefits for youth with maltreatment histories / Claire V Crooks, Katreena Scott, Wendy Elis and David A Wolfe
    Child abuse and neglect 35(6) Jun 2011: 393-400
    Summary: This study, conducted in schools in Southwestern Ontario, Canada from Canada from September 2004 to May 2007, concludes that schools play a critical role in developing healthy relationships and decreasing violence for high- and low-risk youth and there are low-cost ways to increase their capacity to do so.
  • 'Lemon and milk' : liberal political tensions in child governance / David McCallum
    Current issues in criminal justice 23(1) Jul 2011: 85-95
    Summary: Reviews Australian and international research concerning problem of regulating children and families and considers this work against recent policy directions
  • Responding to the children of women in prison : making the invisible visible / Catherine Flynn
    Family relationships quarterly no. 19 2011: 10-14
    Summary: Proposes: the identification of primary carers at arrest; alternatives to imprisoning mothers; family impact statements in pre-sentence reports; targeted support services for children of prisoners; and formal attention to family reunification planning
  • Uncovering the children's horror / Brett Williams
    Police journal (South Australia). Aug 2011:10-17
    Summary: Two members of SA Police Neglect task Force relate their investigation into the horrific 'Parafield Gardens' case of child abuse, involving criminal neglect, starvation and torture.
  • Victim impact statements in child sexual assault cases : a restorative role or restrained rhetoric? / Rita Shakel
    University of New South Wales law journal 34(1) 2011: 211-249
    Summary: Argues for a more flexible, consistent and constructive approach to victim impact statements in Australia, when sentencing offenders in child sexual assault cases

Crime prevention

Books/reports

Journal articles

  • Police use soccer to break down multicultural barriers : how the Victoria Police use soccer to reduce crime with youth from multicultural backgrounds / Vince Manno
    Australian police journal 65(3) Sep 2011: 134-137
    Summary: Outlines Victorian Police crime prevention programs which use youth involvement in soccer as a means to avoid antisocial or criminal behaviour
  • Strike Force Piccadilly and ATM security : a follow-up study / Tim Prenzler
    Policing : a journal of policy and practice 5(3) Sep 2011: 236-247
    Summary: Follow-up study on ATM security reinforces the value of public-private crime reduction partnerships and the need to be adaptive to new threats.

Cybercrime

Books/reports

  • Economic and policy frameworks for cybersecurity risks / Allan Friedman
    Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings, 2011
    Summary: Considers that crime, espionage and international conflict are very different threats, argues for viewing cybersecurity from the perspective of economics and suggests a series of complementary governance frameworks to deal with cybersecurity issues
    http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/Files/rc/papers/2011/0721_cybersecurity_friedman/0721_cybersecurity_friedman.pdf
  • Online safety / Shaun Lohoar
    Australian Institute of Family Studies, 2011
    Summary: Provides information on resources available for parents regarding online safety for their children.
    http://www.aifs.gov.au/nch/pubs/sheets/rs25/rs25.pdf
  • Risk factors for advance fee fraud victimisation / Stuart Ross and Russell G Smith
    Australian Institute of Criminology, 2011
    Summary: The victims of the current study had a much higher incidence of self-reported depression than the general population, although it was not possible to determine if this condition was present prior to the fraud victimisation or if it arose as a result of the victimisation.
    http://www.aic.gov.au/publications/current series/tandi/401-420/tandi420.aspx
  • Second annual cost of cyber crime study : benchmark study of US companies / Ponemon Institute
    Ponemon Institute, 2011
    Summary: Cyber attacks continue to occur frequently and result in serious financial consequences for organisations. This benchmark research is intended to quantify the economic impact of cyber attacks and observe cost trends over time.
    http://thecrimereport.s3.amazonaws.com/2/f9/5/1161/2011_cost_of_cyber_crime_study_august.pdf

Journal articles

  • Building cyber strategies / Rob Rachwald and Noa Bar Yosef
    Intersec : the journal of international security 21(7) Jul/Aug 2011: 16-18
    Summary: Outlines the cyber-security steps governments should be taking to protect their critical systems, and call for greater international co-operation to tackle cyber criminals
  • Commonwealth government announces first ever Cyber White Paper : addressing emerging cyber threats / Robyn Torok
    Australian security magazine. Aug/Sep 2011:35-36
    Summary: The soon to be released Cyber White Paper: Connecting with Confidence, will cover such issues as cyber crime, phone hacking, infrastructure security, personal online security and countering extremism online.
  • Data security breaches on the rise : how to effectively deal with this new risk / Dudley Kneller
    Internet law bulletin 14(4) Jul 2011: 76-78
    Summary: The recent spate of security breaches indicates the need for mandatory breach notification laws
  • New Bill changing how cybercrime is regulated in Australia / Dudley Kneller
    Internet law bulletin 14(4) Jul 2011: 79-80
    Summary: Outlines the changes proposed in the Cybercrime Legislation Amendment Bill 2011 (Cth), including enhanced investigation procedures granting authorities preservation powers, development of an international network of information for investigating agencies, and an additional number of cybercrime offences
  • Social networking and business / Malcolm McBratney and Emma Weedon
    Internet law bulletin 14(4) Jul 2011: 70-72
    Summary: Explores the potential intellectual property nightmares presented by social media and possible strategies that can be deployed to mitigate those risks
  • The UK Hargreaves Report : implications for copyright reform in Australia / Sabiene Heindl
    Internet law bulletin 14(4) Jul 2011: 81-83
    Summary: Concentrates on the copyright-related recommendations of the Hargreaves Report (UK) and their relevance, if any, in the Australian context

Drugs and crime

Books/reports

Journal articles

  • Cannabis and progression to other substance use in young adults : findings from a 13-year prospective population-based study / Wendy Swift, Carolyn Coffey, Louisa Degenhardt, John B Carlin, Helena Romaniuk and George C Patton
    Journal of epidemiology and community health. 19 Jul 2011:6 p
    Summary: Based on a 13-year longitudinal cohort study with recruitment in secondary school students in Victoria, this study provides compelling evidence of the continuing association between cannabis, licit and other illicit drug use well into young adulthood.
  • Drug sentencing in South Korea : the influence of case-processing and social status factors in an ethnically homogeneous context / Minsik Lee, Jeffery Ulmer and MiRang Park
    Journal of contemporary criminal justice 27(3) Aug 2011: 378-397
    Summary: Investigates sentencing outcomes for drug offenses in South Korea, using data from the six largest cities in South Korea from 1997 to 2001
  • Five challenges for volatile substance misuse policy and intervention in Australia / Sarah MacLean and Peter D'Abbs
    Drug and alcohol review 30(2) Mar 2011: 223-227
    Summary: Identifies the need to integrate policing with welfare responses, fund diversion programs, use harm reduction strategies and obtain product substitutes like Opal for petrol, in order to respond effectively to the problem of volatile substance misuse
  • Prison use of medications for opioid addiction remains low / Lori Whitten and Josiah D Rich
    NIDA note 23(5) Jul 2011: 8-9
    Summary: Based on a survey by Dr. Josiah D. Rich of Brown University and Miriam Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island about prison use of opioid replacement therapy (ORT), the article discuss the survey results and recommends the enhancement of accessing and utilising ORT within the criminal justice system.
  • The relationship between early-phase substance-use trajectories and drug court outcomes / Craig G A Jones, Richard I Kemp and Timothy S. Bynum
    Criminal justice and behavior 38(9) Sep 2011: 913-933
    Summary: Seeks to identify patterns of substance use among 1,019 participants of the New South Wales Drug Court program (Sydney, Australia) between 2003 and 2009
  • Understanding punishment responses to drug offenders : the role of social threat, individual harm, moral wrongfulness, and emotional warmth / Russil Durrant, Stephanie Fisher and Maria Thun
    Contemporary drug problems 38(1) Spring 2011: 147-177
    Summary: Survey of NZ residents finds that the factor that most influences punishment response towards drug offenders is the perceived moral wrongfulness of drug use and drug dealing

Evaluation

Books/reports

Journal articles

  • Are actuarial risk data used to make determinations of sex offender risk classification? An examination of sex offenders selected for enhanced registration and notification / Brandy L Blasko, Elizabeth L Jeglic and Cynthia Calkins Mercado
    International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology 55(5) Aug 2011: 676-692
    Summary: Examines whether evaluators use actuarial risk scores and risk information to make determinations about sex offender risk status for the purpose of enhanced registration and notification
  • Home Detention pilot fosters teamwork
    Corrections news : magazine of the Department of Corrections. Jul/Aug 2011:9
    Summary: A pilot amalgamation of Auckland probation officers managing Home Detention has fostered a strong team culture and a significant increase in compliance with mandatory standards, from 81 percent in January to 100 percent in May.
  • Mental disorder and criminal law / Stephen J Morse
    Journal of criminal law and criminology 101(3) Summer 2011: 885-968
    Summary: Focus mainly on United State Supreme Court cases to review the current state of the law, with special attention to the many criminal mental health law contexts in which preventive detention is an issue
  • Strike Force Piccadilly and ATM security : a follow-up study / Tim Prenzler
    Policing : a journal of policy and practice 5(3) Sep 2011: 236-247
    Summary: Follow-up study on ATM security reinforces the value of public-private crime reduction partnerships and the need to be adaptive to new threats.
  • Tackling youth anti-social behaviour in devolving Wales : a study of the tiered approach in Swansea / Simon Hoffman and Stuart Macdonald
    Youth justice 12(1) Aug 2011: 150-167
    Summary: The focus of this article is Swansea's tiered approach to tackling youth anti-social behaviour

Serials

Financial crime

Books/reports

Journal articles

  • Fraud in regional and remote Australia / Penny Jorna
    Government news 31(4) Aug/Sep: 46-47
    Summary: Discusses the lack of guardianship in rural communities to help prevent fraud against the government, such as in the misuse of governemnt subsidies and grants
  • Serious about fraud? / David Kirk
    Journal of criminal law 75(4) Aug 2011: 249-252
    Summary: Expresses opinion on having an economic crime agency to improve the corporation for prosecution and investigation of fraud and economic crime

Homicide

Journal articles

  • Battered women and failed attempts to kill the abuser - labelling and doctrinal inconsistency in English homicide law / Michael Bohlander
    Journal of criminal law 75(4) Aug 2011: 279-288
    Summary: Comments on the current state of the law leading to different outcome, murder or manslaughter, for the battered women who kill their partners
  • Recidivism of juvenile homicide offenders / Anne M Vries and Marieke Liem
    Behavioral sciences and the law 29(3) Jul/Aug 2011: 483-498
    Summary: Addresses the potential of future crime of all juvenile homicide offenders in the Netherlands in the period 1992-2007
  • Schizophrenia and matricide : an integrative review / Robert A Schug
    Journal of contemporary criminal justice 27(2) May 2011: 204-229
    Summary: A qualitative review of studies related to both schizophrenia and matricide was conducted to address a possible relationship between schizophrenia and matricide, or mother-killing.

Indigenous justice

Books/reports

Journal articles

  • Future tense / Kirstie Parker
    Koori Mail no. 506 27 Jul 2011: 11-13
    Summary: Details consultations by Federal and NT Ministers with Top End communities at Maningrida, Angurugu (on Groote Eylandt) and Ngukurr, as part of a consultation process, aimed at gauging community response to the future of the NT Intervention after Aug 2012
  • Grim picture at jail / Elizabeth Murray
    Koori Mail no. 492 12 January 2011: 36
    Summary: An inspection of a Perth maximum security jail revealed just 19 per cent of inmates had actually had a top security rating and most Aboriginal inmates were far from their own country.
  • Hearing blow to inmates / Elizabeth Murray
    Koori Mail no. 507 10 Aug 2011: 5
    Summary: Study showing that 95% of Indigenous male inmates have hearing problems has led to a trial of hand-held amplification devices by NT Correctional Services
  • Indigenous practice approaches to women, violence, and healing using community development : a partnership between indigenous and non Indigenous workers / Amanda Nickson, Joanne Dunstan, Dana Esperanza and Stacie Barker
    Australian social work 64(1) Mar 2011: 84-95
    Summary: Examines cross-cultural practice using Indigenous understandings of domestic violence and approaches to community development and documents a strengths-based approach linking photography and visual resources, as a key to facilitating 'yarning' and healing
  • Juvenile sentence proposal attacked / Kirstie Parker
    Koori Mail no. 507 10 Aug 2011: 11
    Summary: Nicholas Cowdery QC attacks the Victorian Government's plan to introduce mandatory minimum sentences for violent juvenile offenders, arguing that mandatory sentencing was ineffective, could infringe on human rights and impacted on the court's discretion.
  • Rex Bellotti supporters take action : group in protest march to police station / Elizabeth Murray
    Koori Mail no. 507 10 Aug 2011: 6
    Summary: Protest group calls for independent investigations of police-related incidents, following the death of a Perth teen, after being hit by a police vehicle.
  • The struggle to achieve real justice / Toni Hassan
    Koori Mail no. 506 27 Jul 2011: 25
    Summary: Outlines 40 years of Indigenous struggle for justice, since NAIDOC first flew the black, red and yellow Aboriginal flag

Serials

Juvenile justice

Books/reports

Book chapters

Journal articles

  • Are girls getting tougher, or are we tougher on girls? Probability of arrest and juvenile court oversight in 1980 and 2000 / Tia Stevens, Merry Morash and Meda Chesney-Lind
    Justice quarterly 28(5) Oct 2011: 719-726
    Summary: For gender and racial/ethnic subgroups, compares the probability of juvenile court supervision for assaults in 1980 and 2000 controlling for self-reported assaultive behaviour
  • Ground breaking new course for young offenders
    Department of Corrective Services bulletin no. 648 May 2011: 8
    Summary: Describes a 6-day course for young offenders in NSW, designed to help improve communication and problem-solving skills
  • Juvenile sentence proposal attacked / Kirstie Parker
    Koori Mail no. 507 10 Aug 2011: 11
    Summary: Nicholas Cowdery QC attacks the Victorian Government's plan to introduce mandatory minimum sentences for violent juvenile offenders, arguing that mandatory sentencing was ineffective, could infringe on human rights and impacted on the court's discretion.
  • Recidivism of juvenile homicide offenders / Anne M Vries and Marieke Liem
    Behavioral sciences and the law 29(3) Jul/Aug 2011: 483-498
    Summary: Addresses the potential of future crime of all juvenile homicide offenders in the Netherlands in the period 1992-2007
  • Tackling youth anti-social behaviour in devolving Wales : a study of the tiered approach in Swansea / Simon Hoffman and Stuart Macdonald
    Youth justice 12(1) Aug 2011: 150-167
    Summary: The focus of this article is Swansea's tiered approach to tackling youth anti-social behaviour

People trafficking

Books/reports

Journal articles

  • Defining 'de facto' slavery in Australia : ownership, consent and the defence of freedom / Rachel Harris and Katharine Gelber
    International criminal law review 11(3) 2011: 561-578
    Summary: Examines a recent judgment of the High Court of Australia, R v. Tang which raises questions about the definition, conceptualisation and language of slavery
  • The Serbian government's response to human trafficking / Gabriel Fosson
    European journal of crime, criminal law and criminal justice 19(3) 2011: 183-198
    Summary: Examines the anti-trafficking policy and its implementation in Serbia

Recidivism and desistance

Journal articles

  • Legal and psychological complexities in prediction of severity of violent recidivism necessitate new research / David Nussbaum and Melanie MacEacheron
    Criminal law quarterly 57(2-3) Jun 2011: 242-264
    Summary: Reviews the pertinent section of the Criminal Code of Canada setting out the provisions for indeterminate sentencing for typical criminals and mentally disordered offenders
  • Predicting case conviction and domestic violence recidivism : measuring the deterrent effects of conviction and protection order violations / Durant Frantzen, Claudia San Miguel and Dae-Hoon Kwak
    Violence and victims 26(4) Aug 2011: 395-409
    Summary: Using data from local court records, this study examines the effect of protection order (PO) violation charges on the odds of case conviction relative to dismissal, and whether case conviction or a PO violation charge results in lower domestic violence rearrest rates compared to offenders not receiving these sanctions.
  • Recidivism of juvenile homicide offenders / Anne M Vries and Marieke Liem
    Behavioral sciences and the law 29(3) Jul/Aug 2011: 483-498
    Summary: Addresses the potential of future crime of all juvenile homicide offenders in the Netherlands in the period 1992-2007
  • Reflections on social values, offending and desistance among young adult recidivists / Joanna Shapland and Anthony E Bottoms
    Punishment and society 13(3) Jul 2010: 256-282
    Summary: Reports findings concerning the social and moral values of a sample of recidivist offenders at the start of the 20's (age 20-29)
  • Risk assessment instruments in repeat offending : the usefulness of FOTRES / Astrid Rossegger, Arja Laubacher, Konstantin Moskvitin, Thomas Villmar, George B Palermo and Jerome Endrass
    International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology 55(5) Aug 2011: 716-732
    Summary: Evaluates and compares several actuarial and dynamic risk assessment instruments as to their predictive accuracy and their usefulness of recidivism in forensic practice
  • The relationship between early-phase substance-use trajectories and drug court outcomes / Craig G A Jones, Richard I Kemp and Timothy S. Bynum
    Criminal justice and behavior 38(9) Sep 2011: 913-933
    Summary: Seeks to identify patterns of substance use among 1,019 participants of the New South Wales Drug Court program (Sydney, Australia) between 2003 and 2009

Serious and organised crime

Books/reports

Journal articles

  • National problem needs a national response
    Platypus magazine no. 110 Jun 2011: 16-19
    Summary: An enhanced understanding of organised crime in Australia has led the AFP to create its highly successful ‘Crime Program’ and unite with Commonwealth, state and territory law enforcement agencies to fight an increasingly sophisticated criminal enterprise.
  • Organised crime hits Europe / Lina Kolesnikova
    Intersec : the journal of international security 21(7) Jul/Aug 2011: 10-12
    Summary: Examines their increasingly complex operations and Europol's efforts to counter them as the threat of organised criminal gangs once again tops the European security agenda,

Victims of Crime

Books/reports

Journal articles

  • Correlates of childhood sexual abuse and intimate partner sexual victimization / Ko Ling Chan
    Partner abuse : new directions in research, intervention and policy 2(3) 2011: 365-381
    Summary: Investigates the relationship between childhood sexual abuse and sexual intimate partner violence victimization among Chinese university students in Hong Kong, Beijing, and Shanghai
  • Predicting case conviction and domestic violence recidivism : measuring the deterrent effects of conviction and protection order violations / Durant Frantzen, Claudia San Miguel and Dae-Hoon Kwak
    Violence and victims 26(4) Aug 2011: 395-409
    Summary: Using data from local court records, this study examines the effect of protection order (PO) violation charges on the odds of case conviction relative to dismissal, and whether case conviction or a PO violation charge results in lower domestic violence rearrest rates compared to offenders not receiving these sanctions.
  • Understanding the use of violence among men who sustain intimate terrorism / Denise A Hines and Emily M Douglas
    Partner abuse : new directions in research, intervention and policy 2(3) 2011: 259-283
    Summary: Uses a sample of 302 men who sustained intimate terrorism from their female partners and sought help, with the results showed that victims who used physical intimate partner violence, in comparison with victims who did not, were younger and were more likely to abuse alcohol
  • Victim impact statements : redefining "victim" / Ashley Smith
    Criminal law quarterly 57(2-3) Jun 2011: 345-369
    Summary: This article has attempted to touch on several very important aspects of victim impact statements, particularly those that involves the sentencing hearing.
  • Victim impact statements in child sexual assault cases : a restorative role or restrained rhetoric? / Rita Shakel
    University of New South Wales law journal 34(1) 2011: 211-249
    Summary: Argues for a more flexible, consistent and constructive approach to victim impact statements in Australia, when sentencing offenders in child sexual assault cases

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