Victoria’s $434m crime proceeds haul cops a caning

By Julian Bajkowski Victoria’s system of confiscating money and assets from the state’s organised criminals and drug dealers has been found sorely wanting by the state’s Auditor General after a new report highlighted a raft of operational and governance shortcomings. An audit of the state’s Asset Confiscation Scheme by the Victorian Auditor General’s Office released […]

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 […]

Darwin tackles alcohol fuelled violence

By Lilia Guan Darwin City Council has welcomed a Northern Territory Government initiative to stamp out alcohol fuelled violence and crime. Communities within Darwin and Palmerston were encouraged on Tuesday to add their voices to the NT Government’s Alcohol Management Plan (APM). Launched in early September, the AMP was designed to help the community work with […]

Crime does pay under UK criminal cashback scheme

By Rob O’Brien They say that crime doesn’t pay, but under a new scheme in the UK, more than 40 communities are likely to improve their neighbourhoods through the seized assets of criminals. The Community Cashback system, operated through the Criminal Justice System, will allow citizens in England and Wales to have a say in […]


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