Jury still out on police body cameras

Smile, you’re on body worn camera (WA Police) The Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) has published a report on the effectiveness of police body-worn cameras in Australia. The report is based on interviews with 899 people detained by police across Australia. It also examines some of the existing literature on body-worn cameras (BWCs), highlighting many […]

Victoria funds council war on graffiti

The Denis Napthine government reinforced its anti-graffiti grant scheme by providing up to $25,000 to local governments working on projects to scrub away unsightly tags and bombs.

NSW councils lock onto graffiti vandals using smartphone app

By Paul Hemsley Walk down most urban streets, parks or laneways and it’s easy to get the impression of a gang infested, criminal hotspot thanks to the constant array of unwanted tags, squiggles and territorial markers left behind by vandalism posing as counter culture. Whether you call it art or criminal damage, the markings that […]

Queensland drafts graffiti vandals as council cleaners

By Paul Hemsley Vandals caught defacing public and private property could soon be forced to scrub off their own unsightly mess under a hands-on aversion therapy plan by the Queensland government that will let local governments pressgang offenders into the role of council cleaners. The plan to force taggers to erase either their efforts or […]

Councils key to community-based crime prevention

By Lilia Guan The Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) has released a technical and background paper on ‘Model Performance Framework for Community Based Crime Prevention’.   The paper looks at a number of performance frameworks to help crime prevention organisations, communities and local governments measure the implementation of crime prevention programs.   According to the […]


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