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November 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

Book chapters

  • Crime in the streets / Stuart Ross and Natalia Hanley
    Lawbook Co., 2012

Journal articles

  • Alcohol involvement in aggression between intimate partners in New Zealand : a national cross-sectional study / Jennie L Connor, Kypros Kypri, Melanie L Bell and Kimberly Cousins
    BMJ open 1(1) 2011: 10 p
    Summary:NZ study shows that: men and women report similar numbers of aggressive acts involving partners, but women report greater severity, anger and fear associated with these; and heavy episodic drinking is associated with increased victimisation as well as perpetration of partner aggression
  • Dealing with alcohol-related problems in the night-time economy : a study protocol for mapping trends in harm and stakeholder views surrounding local community level interventions / Peter G Miller, Darren Palmer, Nicolas Droste, Jenny Tindall, Karen Gillham, Anders Sonderlund, Emma McFarlane, Florentine De Groot, Amy Sawyer, Daniel Groombridge, Christophe Lecathelinais and John H Wiggers
    BMC research notes 4(204) 2011: 10 p
  • Grog law working, says Govt
    Koori Mail no. 513 2 Nov 2011: 32
    Summary: Northern Territory Government claims that its alcohol reforms have led to a significant lessening in alcohol-related assaults
  • Ugly side to the silly season
    New South Wales police news 91(11) Nov 2011: 36
    Summary: Discusses alcohol-related violence and strategies of the Last Drinks coalition, comprising police, doctors, nurses and ambulance officers, to promote tighter control of licensing laws in hotels, pubs and clubs

Child abuse and protection

Books/reports

Book chapters

  • Crime and the home / Julie Stubbs
    Lawbook Co., 2012

Journal articles

  • An innovative justice solution for child victims of abuse and their caregivers : Children's Advocacy Centres in the Canadian context / Alison Boyes
    Effectius newsletter no. 15 Aug/Sep 2011: 10 p
    Summary: Describes the scope of child abuse in Canada and the shortcomings of the traditional responses to this issue, and explains the origin of the Children's Advocacy Centre model with an assessment of its value as an innovative justice solution
  • Bridge over troubled water : using implementation science to facilitate effective services in child welfare / Robyn Mildon and Aron Shlonsky
    Child abuse and neglect 35(9) Sep 2011: 753-756
    Summary: Highlights practical strategies for implementing empirically supported interventions in child welfare
  • Child homicide on the territory of Belgrade / Ivanka Baralic
    Child abuse and neglect 34(12) Dec 2010: 935-942
    Summary: Examines the incidence and other epidemiological and medico-legal characteristics of child homicide in the territory of Belgrade, Republic of Serbia
  • Economic evaluation research in the context of Child Welfare policy : a structured literature review and recommendations / Jeremy D Goldhaber-Fiebert
    Child abuse and neglect 35(9) Sep 2011: 722-740
    Summary: Examines the economic evaluation literature on interventions to improve outcomes for children at risk for and currently involved with the system, identifies areas where additional research is needed, and discusses the use of decision-analytic modelling to advance child welfare policy and practice
  • Effects of childhood adversity on bullying and cruelty to animals in the United States : findings from a national sample / Michael G Vaughn
    Journal of interpersonal violence 26(17) Nov 2011: 3509-3525
    Summary: Analysis of data from Waves I and II of the (US) National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Condition indicates that the cumulative burden of childhood adversities has strong effects on the increased likelihood of bullying behaviour but not cruelty to animals.
  • Ingesting poison : adapting to exposure to child pornography / Nicole Cruz
    FBI law enforcement bulletin 80(10) Oct 2011: 7-9
    Summary: Provides guidance and support for personnel exposed to child pornography and child exploitation materials
  • Intergenerational child abuse and coping / Juliet Robboy and Kristen G Anderson
    Journal of interpersonal violence 26(17) Nov 2011: 3526-3541
    Summary: A chart review of 139 sexually abused females aged 12 to 17, examining maternal abuse history, maladaptive coping behaviours, and child maltreatment shows that poly-victimisation differs as a function of maternal child sexual abuse history but maladaptivecoping does not.
  • Maternal experiences of childhood abuse and intimate partner violence : psychopathology and functional impairment in clinical children and adolescents / Jenniffer K Miranda
    Child abuse and neglect 35(9) Sep 2011: 700-711
    Summary: Spanish study shows that children whose mothers have suffered childhood abuse, intimate partner violence (IPV) or both, are at high risk of serious conduct problems, whereas children exposed to IPV and who were also physically abused are at greater risk of internalising problems; physical punishment of children contributes in part to explain externalising problems of IPV-exposed children.
  • Rape and child sexual abuse : what beliefs persist about motives, perpetrators, and survivors? / Hannah McGee, Madeleine O'Higgins, Rebecca Garavan and Ronan Conroy
    Journal of interpersonal violence 26(17) Nov 2011: 3570-3593
    Summary: In the context of an anonymous national telephone population survey about sexual abuse and violence in Ireland, participants were asked to indicate their agreement with twenty statements relating to rape, rape victims, and perpetrators of rape and sexual abuse.
  • Re-think call over child protection
    Koori Mail no. 513 2 Nov 2011: 39
    Summary: A coalition of community groups has identified poverty in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families as a prime cause of child abuse and neglect.
  • Sexual, physical, verbal/emotional abuse and unexplained chest pain / Guy D Eslick, Natasha A Koloski and Nicholas J Talley
    Child abuse and neglect 35(8) Aug 2011: 601-605
    Summary: Study explores the relationship between childhood sexual, physical, emotional abuse and unexplained chest pain, and seeks to identify whether any potential relationship is being driven by an association with psychological distress
  • The correlation of childhood physical abuse history and later abuse in a group of Turkish population / Ali Caykoylu
    Journal of interpersonal violence 26(17) Nov 2011: 3455-3475
    Summary: Examines the relationships between a history of childhood physical abuse, likelihood of psychiatric diagnoses, and potential for being a perpetrator of childhood physical abuse in adulthood among women who received psychiatric treatment and in the healthypopulation from Turkey

Cybercrime

Books/reports

Book chapters

  • Cyber crime / Russell G Smith and Peter N Grabosky
    , 2012

Journal articles

  • Avoiding the spearphisher's barb / Matthew Harwood
    Security management 55(10) Oct 2011: 60-62 + [4] p
    Summary: Discusses the loss of intelligence and intellectual property from companies through cyberattacks via carefully targeted emails
  • Brief interventions : solving the 'Internet sex offender paradox' / Abilio C de Almeida Neto, Simon J Eyland, Jayson Ware, Jennifer Galouzis and Maria Kevin
    Psychiatry, psychology and law. 18 Nov 2011:6 p
    Summary: Advocates the use of post-therapy brief online interventions to assist Internet offenders to put into practice in the online environment skills acquired during therapy
  • Cyber terror / William L Tafoya
    FBI law enforcement bulletin 80(11) Nov 2011: 1-7
    Summary: Defines cyber terror as 'the intimidation of civilian enterprise through the use of high technology to bring about political, religious, or ideological aims, actions that result in disabling or deleting critical infrastructure data or information'
  • File-sharing legislation : the story so far / Vincent Powell
    Internet law bulletin 14(7/8) Nov 2011: 182
    Summary: New Zealand's new 'three-strikes' copyright legislation aims to stop the illegal downloading of films, music and games
  • Hurtful cyber-teasing and violence : who's laughing out loud? / Paul E Madlock and David Westerman
    Journal of interpersonal violence 26(17) Nov 2011: 3542-3560
    Summary: An analysis of the prevalence of hurtful cyber-teasing and associated personal and relational outcomes, with an explanation of possible resultant face-to-face verbal aggression and physical violence
  • Ingesting poison : adapting to exposure to child pornography / Nicole Cruz
    FBI law enforcement bulletin 80(10) Oct 2011: 7-9
    Summary: Provides guidance and support for personnel exposed to child pornography and child exploitation materials
  • Internet auction fraud : the evolving nature of online auctions criminality and the mitigating framework to address the threat / Azeem Aleem and Albert Antwi-Boasiako
    International journal of law, crime and justice 39(3) Sep 2011: 140-160
    Summary: Presents the findings of an original experiment undertaken to examine the evolving criminality associated with eBay auctions, by examining eBay’s existing fraud prevention framework and evaluating its effectiveness in mitigating the risk
  • Internet sexual offending : overview of potential contributing factors and intervention strategies / Abilio C de Almeida Neto, Simon J Eyland, Jayson Ware, Jennifer Galouzis and Maria Kevin
    Psychiatry, psychology and law. 15 Nov 2011:14 p
    Summary: Examines the impact of Internet problematic behaviours on the potential for recidivism among online sexual offenders
  • NBN to enable rise in cyber crime? / Alex Hutchens and Paul McLachlan
    Internet law bulletin 14(7/8) Nov 2011: 174-175
    Summary: Cyber security experts in NSW and Victorian Police advise consumers, service providers and regulators to consider the security risks posed by the very characteristics identified as being benefits of the NBN
  • Phishing : a new online dilemma / David Downie and Malcolm McBratney
    Internet law bulletin 14(7/8) Nov 2011: 167-169
    Summary: Defines and discusses the problem of online 'phishing', detailing recent Australian examples and related legislation, as well as useful prevention tips for businesses
  • The sale of counterfeit goods on the intenet and the ways to address this issue / Chris Schlicht and Marine Guillou
    Internet law bulletin 14(7/8) Nov 2011: 163-166
    Summary: Addresses issues around online sales: identifying counterfeit goods and infringers, possibilities of actions and the Australian position on the use of trade marks on a website
  • There’s no shame in teenage sextual relations / Nina Funnell
    Yaprap newsletter. Dec/Jan 2011:6
    Summary: Discusses issues relating to the case involving two teenage 'sexters', recently reported to have been charged and prosecuted with child pornography offences and placed on the sex offender register in Victoria,

Drugs and crime

Books/reports

Journal articles

  • Assessing progress in the war on drugs / Laura Spadanuta
    Security management 55(10) Oct 2011: 36 + [1] p
    Summary: Discusses findings and recommendations of a recent report from the Global Commission on Drug Policy, highlighting the effects of drug decriminalisation
  • Dealing with alcohol-related problems in the night-time economy : a study protocol for mapping trends in harm and stakeholder views surrounding local community level interventions / Peter G Miller, Darren Palmer, Nicolas Droste, Jenny Tindall, Karen Gillham, Anders Sonderlund, Emma McFarlane, Florentine De Groot, Amy Sawyer, Daniel Groombridge, Christophe Lecathelinais and John H Wiggers
    BMC research notes 4(204) 2011: 10 p
  • IDRS and EDRS 2011 report : key findings / Natasha Sindicich and Jennifer Stafford
    Of substance 9(3) Nov 2011: 6-7
    Summary: Provides key findings for 2011 for Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) and Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS); IDRS maps drug trends in capital cities through surveying people who inject drugs and others who work in the illicit drug area(such as police and health workers) while EDRS maps drug use trends among people who tend to frequent nightclubs and entertainment events, also drawing on data from other sources such as police and health workers.
  • Illicit retail methamphetamine markets and related local problems : a police perspective / Bruce G. Taylor
    Journal of drug issues 41(3) Summer 2011: 327-352
    Summary: Finds that the operational features of methamphetamine market can have a significant impact on the types of public safety, health, and economic problems communities are experiencing
  • Inconsistency of Commonwealth and State laws : validity and operation of Victorian Charter of Human Rights / David Bennett and David Lewis
    Litigation notes no. 21 Nov 2011: 1-8
    Summary: In a 6:1 decision, the High Court has held that a Victorian drug trafficking offence was not inconsistent with a similar Commonwealth offence and therefore was not invalid under s 109 of the Constitution.
  • Issues in defining and applying evidence-based practices criteria for treatment of criminal-justice involved clients / Michael L Prendergast
    Journal of psychoactive drugs 43(Supplement 1 (SARC supplement no. 7)) 2011: 10-18
    Summary: Provides a general overview of evidence-based practice, particularly as it applies to treatment and other interventions for offenders with drug- and alcohol-related problems; cites examples identified by government and academic organisations; and details criteria used for program evaluation
  • Motivation for treatment among women offenders in prison-based treatment and longitudinal outcomes among those who participate in community aftercare / Christine E Grella and Luz Rodriguez
    Journal of psychoactive drugs 43(Supplement 1 (SARC supplement no. 7)) Sep 2011: 58-67
    Summary: Study shows that women offenders who completed the aftercare program, or who had longer treatment duration, and those who had participated in an in-prison program prior to parole had reduced risk of recidivism
  • Not for human consumption? The banning of synthetic cannabinoids / Gideon Warhaft
    Of substance 9(3) Nov 2011: 14-17
    Summary: Discusses the recent availability in Australia of cannabinoids, recreational drugs in the category of 'legal highs'; outlines overseas experience and attitudes to the legality of these substances
  • The bridge from research to practice in the treatment of criminal justice-involved clients in California / Michael S Cunningham
    Journal of psychoactive drugs 43(Supplement 1 (SARC supplement 7)) Sep 2011: 1-2
    Summary: Discusses the need to find ways for research to partner with the criminal justice system to to deliver alcohol and other drug prevention, treatment, and recovery services for offenders, 65% of whom, it is estimated, have a substance abuse disorder
  • Treatment outcomes for methamphetamine users : California Proposition 36 and comparison clients / Mary-Lynn Brecht and Darren Urada
    Journal of psychoactive drugs 43(Supplement 1 (SARC supplement no. 7)) Sep 2011: 68-76
    Summary: Examines selected treatment performance and outcome indicators for California Proposition 36 (the California Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act of 2000) offenders entering substance abuse treatment (drug diversion) for methamphetamine use
  • WA Coroner rules over Balgo deaths
    Koori Mail no. 513 2 Nov 2011: 32
    Summary: Five young Aboriginal males from the remote Kimberley community of Balgo were found to have died from petrol-sniffing within twelve months.

Evaluation

Books/reports

  • Baby Makes 3 : project report / David Flynn
    VicHealth, 2011
    Summary: Outlines and evaluates 'Baby Makes 3', a primary prevention program that seeks to prevent violence before it occurs, by promoting equal and respectful relationship between men and women during the transition to parenthood
    http://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/~/media/ResourceCentre/PublicationsandResources/PVAW/Sharing%20the%20evidence_Baby%20Makes%203%20Project.ashx
  • Maribyrnong respect and equity : preventing violence against women : evaluation report / Emma Wilkinson
    VicHealth, 2011
    Summary: This Equity and Respect project, guided by the VicHealth Preventing Violence Against Women: A Framework For Action (VicHealth 2009), recommends a range of mutually reinforcing strategies across societal, organisational and individual levels and in various community settings.
    http://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/~/media/ResourceCentre/PublicationsandResources/PVAW/Sharing_Evidence_RespectandEquityReport.ashx
  • Northern Territory Emergency Response : evaluation report 2011
    Dept. of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, 2011
    http://www.fahcsia.gov.au/sa/indigenous/pubs/nter_reports/Documents/nter_evaluation_report_2011.PDF
  • On her way : primary prevention of violence against immigrant and refugee women in Australia / Carolyn Poljski
    Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health, 2011
    Summary: Provides an overview of the various groups of immigrant and refugee women in Australia who should be considered in violence prevention efforts, the nature of violence perpetrated against these women, and the factors that may increase their exposure to violence
    http://www.mcwh.com.au/downloads/2011/On_Her_Way_Final.pdf
  • Understanding the public health implications of prisoner reentry in California : state-of-the-state report / Lois M Davis ... [et al.]
    RAND Corporation, 2011
    Summary: Examines the public health issues surrounding prisoner reentry in California, the type of health care needs exoffenders bring with them, which communities are disproportionately affected, and the health care system capacity of the communities to which ex-offenders return
    http://www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/2011/RAND_MG1165.pdf
  • Working together against violence / Rose Durey
    Women’s Health Victoria, 2011
    Summary: Women's Health Victoria's Working Together Against Violence project used workplaces as a setting for the primary prevention of violence against women. The project aimed to strengthen the organisational capacity of a male-dominated workplace (Linfox) to promote gender equality and non-violent norms.
    http://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/~/media/ResourceCentre/PublicationsandResources/PVAW/Sharing_Evidence_Working%20together%20against%20violence.ashx

Journal articles

  • Assessing the interaction between offender and victim criminal lifestyles and homicide type / Jesenia M Pizarro, Kristen M Zgoba and Wesley G Jennings
    Journal of criminal justice 39(5) Sep/Oct 2011: 367-377
    Summary: Study explores the lifestyles exhibited by homicide victims and offenders, whether there are there different types of homicide actors (victim and/or offender) based on their criminal lifestyle, and whether varying homicide actor types influence the characteristics of homicide incidents; findings show that criminal lifestyles are very common among homicide victims and offenders, and that they resemble each other.
  • Bridge over troubled water : using implementation science to facilitate effective services in child welfare / Robyn Mildon and Aron Shlonsky
    Child abuse and neglect 35(9) Sep 2011: 753-756
    Summary: Highlights practical strategies for implementing empirically supported interventions in child welfare
  • Economic evaluation research in the context of Child Welfare policy : a structured literature review and recommendations / Jeremy D Goldhaber-Fiebert
    Child abuse and neglect 35(9) Sep 2011: 722-740
    Summary: Examines the economic evaluation literature on interventions to improve outcomes for children at risk for and currently involved with the system, identifies areas where additional research is needed, and discusses the use of decision-analytic modelling to advance child welfare policy and practice
  • Federal reentry court programs : a summary of recent evaluations / Stephen E Vance
    Federal probation 75(2) Sep 2011: 64-73
    Summary: Describes the history of drug courts and reentry courts in the states and provides a brief overview of existing federal reentry court programs, summarising recent evaluations in three federal districts: Oregon, Massachusetts, and the Western District of Michigan
  • Inside the Youth Justice Board : ambiguity and influence in New Labour’s youth justice / Anna Souhami
    Safer communities 10(3) 2011: 7-16
    Summary: Gives a unique insight into the organisation and culture of the English and Welsh youth justice system, through analysis of The Youth Justice Board, established in 1998 as a central part of the Labour government's radical program of youth justice reform
  • Payment by results and social impact bonds in the criminal justice sector : new challenges for the concept of evidence-based policy? / Chris Fox and Kevin Albertson
    Criminology and criminal justice : an international journal 11(5) Nov 2011: 395-413
    Summary: Discusses the potential of the 'payment by results' mechanism in the criminal justice system in the UK
  • Preventing repeat domestic burglary : a meta-evaluation of studies from Australia, the UK, and the United States / Louise Grove
    Victims and offenders 6(4) Oct/Dec 2011: 370-385
    Summary: Demonstrates that successful prevention of repeat domestic burglary requires carefully selected and trained staff for implementing the prevention tactics, interventions that are tailored to the situation and a program that is flexible enough to meet changing demands.
  • 'She's way too good to lose' : an evaluation of Honolulu's Girls Court / Janet T Davidson, Lisa Pasko and Meda Chesney-Lind
    Women and criminal justice 21(4) Oct/Dec 2011: 308-327
    Summary: Evaluates the efficacy of a gender-specific, problem-solving court for girl offenders

Financial crime

Books/reports

  • Dirty money : the evolution of international measures to counter money laundering and the financing of terrorism / William C Gilmore
    Council of Europe Publishing, 2011
    Summary: Explains how the interdependent network of global assessment bodies works to identify countries which pose threats to the global financial system and how the most recent Council of Europe treaty in this area, the Warsaw Convention ( 2008) can assist states to achieve more effective money laundering investigations and prosecutions, as well as deterrent confiscation orders.
  • Money laundering in Australia 2011 / Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre
    Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC), 2011
    Summary: Presents a picture of current money laundering activity, vulnerabilities and emerging threats in Australia.
    http://www.austrac.gov.au/files/money_laundering_in_australia_2011.pdf
  • Sham contracting inquiry report 2011 / Australian Building and Construction Commissioner
    Office of the Australian Building and Construction Commissioner (ABCC), 2011
    Summary: The ABCC Inquiry was concerned with any situation in which a worker in the building and construction industry was described as, or asserted to be, a contractor when they should have been an employee.
    http://www.shamcontractinginquiry.gov.au/documents/files/ShamContractingInquiryReport.pdf

Book chapters

  • White-collar and corporate crime / Fiona Haines and Adam Sutton
    2012

Journal articles

  • Building our defence against credit card fraud : a strategic view / Hendi Yogi Prabawo
    Journal of money laundering control 14(1) 2011: 371-386
    Summary: Analyses trends in credit card fraud prevention in the USA, the UK, Australia and Indonesia, particularly over the period 2003-2007, with special focus on the fraud prevention practices in the payments systems
  • Fraud and recessions : views from fraudsters and fraud managers / Martin Gill
    International journal of law, crime and justice 39(3) Sep 2011: 204-214
    Summary: Examines whether an adverse economic climate can lead to an increase or decrease in fraud, through group discussions with fraud managers and interviews with sixteen prisoners convicted of fraud offences
  • Insider dealing and market abuse : the UK’s record on enforcement / Paul Barnes
    International journal of law, crime and justice 39(3) Sep 2011: 174-189
    Summary: Examines the UK Financial Services Authority's record of enforcement for offences of insider dealing and of market abuse, with regard to its estimated level of occurrence in the UK and by comparison with the US experience
  • Internet auction fraud : the evolving nature of online auctions criminality and the mitigating framework to address the threat / Azeem Aleem and Albert Antwi-Boasiako
    International journal of law, crime and justice 39(3) Sep 2011: 140-160
    Summary: Presents the findings of an original experiment undertaken to examine the evolving criminality associated with eBay auctions, by examining eBay’s existing fraud prevention framework and evaluating its effectiveness in mitigating the risk
  • Uncovering the iceberg : mandating the measurement of fraud in the United Kingdom / Martin Tunley
    International journal of law, crime and justice 39(3) Sep 2011: 190-203
    Summary: Having regard to the impact of the credit crunch on fraud, the 19% average cuts in public spending and the wide disparities in fraud loss data, this article argues for the mandating of fraud measurement through the introduction of legislation in the United Kingdom.

Homicide

Journal articles

  • Assessing the interaction between offender and victim criminal lifestyles and homicide type / Jesenia M Pizarro, Kristen M Zgoba and Wesley G Jennings
    Journal of criminal justice 39(5) Sep/Oct 2011: 367-377
    Summary: Study explores the lifestyles exhibited by homicide victims and offenders, whether there are there different types of homicide actors (victim and/or offender) based on their criminal lifestyle, and whether varying homicide actor types influence the characteristics of homicide incidents; findings show that criminal lifestyles are very common among homicide victims and offenders, and that they resemble each other.
  • Child homicide on the territory of Belgrade / Ivanka Baralic
    Child abuse and neglect 34(12) Dec 2010: 935-942
    Summary: Examines the incidence and other epidemiological and medico-legal characteristics of child homicide in the territory of Belgrade, Republic of Serbia
  • Homicide law reform : Coke v Bumble, revisited and reassessed / Sarah Hodgkinson and Herschel A Prins
    Medicine, science and the law 51(4) Oct 2011: 195-202
    Summary: Discusses recent changes to the law of homicide (England and Wales), with a critical review of the revisions to the partial defences of diminished responsibility and provocation
  • Reconsidering culture and homicide / Matthew R Lee
    Homicide studies 15(4) Nov 2011: 319-340
    Summary: Discusses a perspective on culture and lethal violence using examples from two contexts where they are believed to be strongly linked: among rural southern Whites and urban Blacks
  • Structural determinants of homicide : the Big Three / Maria Tcherni
    Journal of quantitative criminology 27(4) Dec 2011: 475-496
    Summary: Outlines the influences of three major structural forces on homicidal violence: poverty/low education, racial composition, and the disruption of family structure

Indigenous justice

Books/reports

Journal articles

  • Bowraville families want action
    Koori Mail. 513:2 Nov 2011
    Summary: The families of three murdered Aboriginal children from Bowraville have launched a petition to ask the NSW State Parliament to take action in the matter, claiming they have been treated with contempt by the judicial system.
  • Exchanging ideas about Aboriginal contact with the criminal justice system / Kate Lumley and Stephen Norrish
    Judicial officers' bulletin 23(10) Nov 2011: 83-90
    Summary: Outlines the major themes of 'Exchanging Ideas II' conference, held 10-11 Sep 2011, with participants including judicial officers, Aboriginal elders, community members, organisational leaders, and academics and professionals in the areas of legal services, justice delivery and social sciences
  • Laws feeding violence : Gooda
    Koori Mail no. 513 2 Nov 2011: 13
    Summary: 'Lateral violence,' caused by harsh native title laws and feelings of disenfranchisement, is a major problem in Indigenous communities, according to Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander Social Justice Commissioner Mick Gooda.
  • Re-think call over child protection
    Koori Mail no. 513 2 Nov 2011: 39
    Summary: A coalition of community groups has identified poverty in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families as a prime cause of child abuse and neglect.
  • Violence focus of court display
    Koori Mail no. 513 2 Nov 2011: 42
    Summary: Describes the Clothesline project, in which T-shirts painted by Aboriginal women affected by family violence were displayed in the Melbourne Magistrates Court, as a gesture to encourage community members to stand firm against family violence
  • Where's justice for Bellottis? / Ray Jackson
    Koori Mail no. 513 2 Nov 2011: 23
    Summary: Calls for rightful compensation and an apology for Rex Bellotti Jnr. who was seriously injured when hit by a police car in 2009

Serials

Juvenile justice

Books/reports

Book chapters

  • Youth and crime
    Thomson Lawbook,, 2006
  • Youth and crime / Greg Martin
    Lawbook Co., 2012

Journal articles

  • 'Boys will be boys' or budding criminal : differentiating youthful offenders / Stefan Luebbers and James R P Ogloff
    Psychiatry, psychology and law 18(4) Nov 2011: 557-572
    Summary: Examines the criteria used by legal decision-makers to differentiate youthful offenders for the purpose of placement in rehabilitative or crime-control-focused systems
  • Inside the Youth Justice Board : ambiguity and influence in New Labour’s youth justice / Anna Souhami
    Safer communities 10(3) 2011: 7-16
    Summary: Gives a unique insight into the organisation and culture of the English and Welsh youth justice system, through analysis of The Youth Justice Board, established in 1998 as a central part of the Labour government's radical program of youth justice reform
  • 'She's way too good to lose' : an evaluation of Honolulu's Girls Court / Janet T Davidson, Lisa Pasko and Meda Chesney-Lind
    Women and criminal justice 21(4) Oct/Dec 2011: 308-327
    Summary: Evaluates the efficacy of a gender-specific, problem-solving court for girl offenders
  • We'll pick up kids, says WA's top cop
    Koori Mail no. 513 2 Nov 2011: 39
    Summary: WA Police have adopted a plan to pick up known juvenile offenders found unsupervised on Perth streets over the Summer period and take them to a crisis care centre or other safe place
  • Youth jailing 'must be a last resort'
    Koori Mail no. 513 2 Nov 2011: 45
    Summary: Outlines new approach to juvenile justice in the Northern Territory, with a focus on early intervention, prevention and diversion programs for youth at risk
  • Youth victimisation and offending : a statistical snapshot / Australian Bureau of Statistics
    In focus : crime and justice statistics (ABS). Dec 2011:
    Summary: Collates findings from several ABS statistical collections that provide information relating to crime victimisation and the offending patterns of young people

Serials

People trafficking

Books/reports

Journal articles

  • Human trafficking in the Amsterdam Red Light District / Barbra van Gestel, Maite Verhoeven and Deborah de Jong
    Newsletter. Centre for Information and Research on Organised Crime no. 1 Sep 2011: 1-2
    Summary: Based on files or 12 criminal investigations, conducted in Amsterdam between 2006 and 2010; discusses features of human trafficking in the prostitution sector that require a unique approach in criminal investigation
  • 'It sounds like they shouldn't be here' : immigration checks on the streets of Sydney / Leanne Weber
    Policing and society 21(4) Dec 2011: 456-467
    Summary: Draws on statistical data, survey responses and interviews with senior New South Wales police to build up a picture of their immigration status checking practices, concentrating on opportunistic street encounters
  • Making sense of the relationship between trafficking in persons, human smuggling, and organised crime : the case of Nigeria / Tom Ellis and James Akpala
    Police journal : a quarterly review for the police of the world 84(1) 2011: 13-34
    Summary: Focuses on a Nigerian scenario that involves both genders and diverse forms of exploitation: forced labour, prostitution and domestic servitude
  • Plea to stop suspected traffickers running brothels / Nick McKenzie and Maris Beck
    Age. 23 Nov 2011:6
    Summary: The parents of a Melbourne man killed while trying to rescue a Korean woman held by a sex trafficking syndicate are urging the Baillieu government to stop suspected criminals operating Victorian brothels
  • Selling sex in unsafe spaces : sex work risk environments in Phnom Penh, Cambodia / Lisa Maher, Julie Mooney-Somers, Pisith Phlong, Marie-Claude Couture, Ellen Stein, Jennifer Evans, Melissa Cockroft, Neth Sansothy, Tooro Nemoto and Kimberly Page
    Harm reduction journal no. 8:30 20 Nov 2011: 33 p
    Summary: Study shows that the intensification of anti-prostitution and anti-trafficking efforts in Cambodia has increased the number of women working in entertainment venues and on the street, at increased risk of HIV/STI infection and violence.

Recidivism and desistance

Books/reports

Journal articles

  • A preliminary examination of offender needs assessment : are all those questions really necessary? / David Farabee, Sheldon X Zhang and Joy Yang
    Journal of psychoactive drugs 43(Supplement 1 (SARC supplement no. 7)) 2011: 51-57
    Summary: Examines whether interviews involving complex scales improve the accuracy of offender needs assessment relative to a few single-item measures
  • A random (almost) study of staff training aimed at reducing re-arrest (STARR) : reducing recidivism through intentional design / Charles R Robinson
    Federal probation 75(2) Sep 2011: 57-63
    Summary: Proposes that cognitive-behavioural strategies and improved relationship between client and supervision officer have an impact on outcomes for released prisoners on community supervision
  • An analysis of dangerous sexual offender assessment reports : recommendations for best practice / Dominic J Doyle, James R P Ogloff and Stuart D M Thomas
    Psychiatry, psychology and law 18(4) Nov 2011: 537-556
    Summary: The operation of Australia's preventive detention legislation depends upon forensic clinician assessments of risk for future sexual offending.
  • Criminal justice outcomes of those appearing before the Mental Health Tribunal : a record linkage study / Bob Green, Stedman Terry J, Ben Chapple and Cassandra Griffin
    Psychiatry, psychology and law 18(4) Nov 2011: 573-587
    Summary: Examines whether the insanity defence is overused in Queensland and whether the Mental Health Tribunal enhances community safety
  • Federal reentry court programs : a summary of recent evaluations / Stephen E Vance
    Federal probation 75(2) Sep 2011: 64-73
    Summary: Describes the history of drug courts and reentry courts in the states and provides a brief overview of existing federal reentry court programs, summarising recent evaluations in three federal districts: Oregon, Massachusetts, and the Western District of Michigan
  • Life-course transitions, self-control and desistance from crime / Walter Forrest and Carter Hay
    Criminology and criminal justice : an international journal 11(5) Nov 2011: 487-513
    Summary: Argues that life-course transitions such as marriage might promote desistance, in part, by enabling offenders to develop and exercise increased self-control
  • Motivation for treatment among women offenders in prison-based treatment and longitudinal outcomes among those who participate in community aftercare / Christine E Grella and Luz Rodriguez
    Journal of psychoactive drugs 43(Supplement 1 (SARC supplement no. 7)) Sep 2011: 58-67
    Summary: Study shows that women offenders who completed the aftercare program, or who had longer treatment duration, and those who had participated in an in-prison program prior to parole had reduced risk of recidivism
  • Preentry : the key to long-term criminal justice success?
    Federal probation 75(2) Sep 2011: 74-77
    Summary: Study demonstrates that detained defendants are at least twice as likely to fail on post-conviction supervision as defendants who are released during the pretrial period, except for the highest-risk offenders, who fail at fairly similar rates

Serious and organised crime

Books/reports

  • Dirty money : the evolution of international measures to counter money laundering and the financing of terrorism / William C Gilmore
    Council of Europe Publishing, 2011
    Summary: Explains how the interdependent network of global assessment bodies works to identify countries which pose threats to the global financial system and how the most recent Council of Europe treaty in this area, the Warsaw Convention ( 2008) can assist states to achieve more effective money laundering investigations and prosecutions, as well as deterrent confiscation orders.
  • Money laundering in Australia 2011 / Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre
    Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC), 2011
    Summary: Presents a picture of current money laundering activity, vulnerabilities and emerging threats in Australia.
    http://www.austrac.gov.au/files/money_laundering_in_australia_2011.pdf
  • Terrorism and global security : historical and contemporary perspectives / Anne Aly
    Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
    Summary: Explores terrorism, its origins, causes, history and evolution from psychological, political, criminological and social perspectives

Book chapters

  • Crimes across borders / Andrew Goldsmith
    Lawbook Co., 2012

Journal articles

  • Making sense of the relationship between trafficking in persons, human smuggling, and organised crime : the case of Nigeria / Tom Ellis and James Akpala
    Police journal : a quarterly review for the police of the world 84(1) 2011: 13-34
    Summary: Focuses on a Nigerian scenario that involves both genders and diverse forms of exploitation: forced labour, prostitution and domestic servitude
  • Organised criminals taking $NZ292b out of the world’s economy through counterfeiting and piracy / Steve Plowman
    New Zealand Police Association police news 44(9) Oct 2011: 247
    Summary: Recent Global Congresses on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy, held in Cancun and Paris, call for improved legislation and enforcement measures against perpetrators.
  • The Chinese mafia : private protection in a socialist market economy / Peng Wang
    Global crime 12(4) Nov 2011: 290-311
    Summary: Argues that, in China, mafia-like organisations are emerging because of ambiguously defined property rights, the rampant corruption of government officials and a weak judicial system

Victims of Crime

Books/reports

Book chapters

  • Inequalities of crime / Margaret Pereira and John Scott
    Lawbook Co., 2012

Journal articles

  • A model for victim support services in rural settings / Tony. Waters
    Effectius newsletter no. 15 Aug/Sep 2011: 9 p
    Summary: Victim Support Service Incorporated (VSS) in South Australia is a non-profit organisation supporting victims of crime and their families since 1979 (formerly Victims of Crime Service); this paper outlines the development of the successful concepts that underpins the delivery of VSS services throughout the country areas of South Australia
  • An innovative justice solution for child victims of abuse and their caregivers : Children's Advocacy Centres in the Canadian context / Alison Boyes
    Effectius newsletter no. 15 Aug/Sep 2011: 10 p
    Summary: Describes the scope of child abuse in Canada and the shortcomings of the traditional responses to this issue, and explains the origin of the Children's Advocacy Centre model with an assessment of its value as an innovative justice solution
  • Childhood and adolescent violent victimization and the risk of young adult intimate partner violence victimization / Lisa M Murphy
    Violence and victims 26(5) 2011: 593-607
    Summary: Study findings suggest a consistent pattern of victimisation across the life course, and the need for intervention programs for children and adolescents at high risk for home and community violent victimisation.
  • Describing intimate partner stalking over time : an effort to inform victim-centered service provision / Lauren Bennett Cattaneo, Sarah Cho and Shelly Botuck
    Journal of interpersonal violence 26(17) Nov 2011: 3428-3454
    Summary: A longitudinal exploration of stalking, focusing on the experience of victims of intimate partner stalking, conducted by Safe Horizon, an organisation providing assistance to victims of violence and abuse in New York City
  • Different yet complementary : two approaches to supporting victims of sexual violence in the UK / Amanda Robinson and Kirsty Hudson
    Criminology and criminal justice : an international journal 11(5) Nov 2011: 515-533
    Summary: Explores the strengths and limitations of two different types of settings that provide specialist support to victims of sexual violence in the UK: Sexual Assault Referral Centres and voluntary sector organisations such as Rape Crisis
  • Gender differences in risk factors for violent victimization : an examination of individual-, famil--, and community-level predictors / Janet L Lauritsen and Kristin Carbone-Lopez
    Journal of research in crime and delinquency 48(4) Nov 2011: 538-565
    Summary: The findings show that most risk factors for violent victimization are similar across gender and crime type. In a few important instances, however, risk factors such as neighborhood disadvantage were found to vary some across gender.
  • Ingesting poison : adapting to exposure to child pornography / Nicole Cruz
    FBI law enforcement bulletin 80(10) Oct 2011: 7-9
    Summary: Provides guidance and support for personnel exposed to child pornography and child exploitation materials
  • Internalized sexual minority stressors and same-sex intimate partner violence / Amana F Carvalho
    Journal of family violence 26(7) Oct 2011: 501-509
    Summary: In study examining the relationship between internalised homophobia, stigma consciousness, and openness to self-reported intimate partner violence (IPV), approximately one-quarter of respondents reported IPV victimisation and almost 10% reported IPV perpetration.
  • Is knowledge power? The effects of a victimology course on victim blaming / Kathleen A Fox and Carrie L Cook
    Journal of interpersonal violence 26(17) Nov 2011: 3407-3427
    Summary: Examines the impact of a victimology course on students' perceptions of the blameworthiness of crime victims and knowledge of victimisation issues
  • Older women reconnecting after sexual violence through group work / Jill Duncan, Robyn Mason and Older Women's Support Group
    Women against violence : an Australian feminist journal no. 23 2011: 18-27
    Summary: Presents findings from a study of a support group for older women survivors of sexual violence, facilitated by a rural feminist sexual assault support agency
  • Posttraumatic anger, recalled peritraumatic emotions' and PTSD in victims of violent crime / M J J Kunst, Frans Willem Winkel and S Bogaerts
    Journal of interpersonal violence 26(17) Nov 2011: 3561-3579
    Summary: A mixed cross-sectional and longitudinal design was employed to explore the association between posttraumatic anger and posttraumatic stress disorder in victims of civilian violence, with participants recruited through the Dutch Victim Compensation Fund.
  • Rape and child sexual abuse : what beliefs persist about motives, perpetrators, and survivors? / Hannah McGee, Madeleine O'Higgins, Rebecca Garavan and Ronan Conroy
    Journal of interpersonal violence 26(17) Nov 2011: 3570-3593
    Summary: In the context of an anonymous national telephone population survey about sexual abuse and violence in Ireland, participants were asked to indicate their agreement with twenty statements relating to rape, rape victims, and perpetrators of rape and sexual abuse.
  • Typologies of intimate partner violence : evaluation of a screening instrument for differentiation / Daniel Joseph Friend
    Journal of family violence 26(7) Oct 2011: 551-563
    Summary: Evaluates the efficacy of a screening instrument designed to differentiate between characterologically violent, situationally violent, and distressed non-violent couples, with a focus on identifying situationally violent couples for participation in a conjoint psychoeducational workshop