Reform in Policing

Author: Jill M. Bolen
Publisher: Hawkins Press
ISBN: 1876067071
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Organizational change

Provides an important analysis of attempts to reform policing grounded in the experience of the Whitrod era in Queensland. Bolen's analysis is based on detailed insider knowledge of the processes unparalleled in other studies of police reform. This book offers a detailed and rich history of Queensland policing at the time but its relevance extends much beyond Queensland. It is a valuable text for anyone interested in policing and organisational change.

Transnational Environmental Crime

Author: Rob White
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351538534
Release Date: 2017-07-05
Genre: Law

The essays selected for this volume illustrate the growing interest in and importance of crime that is both environmental and transnational in nature. The topics covered range from pollution and waste to biodiversity and wildlife crimes, and from the violation of human rights associated with the exploitation of natural resources through to the criminogenic implications of climate change. The collection provides insight into the nature and dynamics of this type of crime and examines in detail who is harmed and what can be done about it. Differential victimisation and contemporary developments in environmental law enforcement are also considered. Collectively, these essays lay the foundations for a criminology that is forward looking, global in its purview, and that deals with the key environmental issues of the present age.

Anatomy of a French Murder Case

Author: Bron McKillop
Publisher: Hawkins Press
ISBN: 1876067063
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Criminal investigation

The book provides a first hand account of the processing of a murder case through the French criminal justice system from the initial police investigation through to the compilation of the dossier, the hearing and the appeal, and the press coverage of the case. The study provides an effective comparison between 'adversarial' and 'inquisitorial' processes and will be valuable for anyone with an interest in comparative law, criminal process and legal systems.

A Culture of Corruption

Author: David Dixon
Publisher: Hawkins Press
ISBN: 1876067101
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Police

Professor John Braithwaite says of this book "distinctive insights on police corruption seen through the revealing prism of the experience of NSW .... a terrific book ... An outstanding line-up of authors have performed to their usual standard here ... a wonderful asset to the series ... the collection sustains a consistently high standard" History, regulation and culture are key aspects of policing. This book presents essays on them which are based on research papers prepared for the Royal Commission into the New South Wales Police Service by three of Australia's leading police researchers: Janet Chan, David Dixon and Mark Finnane. It concludes with a major reassessment by David Dixon of the Royal Commission and of the reform process in the period since its final Report. In providing critical analyses of history, regulation, culture, and reform, this book contributes significantly to Australian and international policing literature. The book follows a significant example of the Royal Commission on criminal procedure and on criminal justice in England and Wales, whose research papers have been highly valued as contributions to both the reform process and to the academic literature. It is intended as a resource for policy makers and professionals by providing a convenient and critical introduction to the policing literature in Australia and overseas and will be of interest to Australian and international academics, researchers, and students in policing and criminal justice, and public administration more generally. In addition, the final chapter's review of the Royal Commission's Report and of the subsequent reform process is a major contribution to the continuing debate about the future of the New South Wales Police Service.

Defining Madness

Author: Peter Barry Shea
Publisher: Hawkins Press
ISBN: 1876067128
Release Date: 1999-01
Genre: Insanity (Law)

First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Environmental Crime

Author: Robert Douglas White
Publisher: Willan Pub
ISBN: PSU:000067184149
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Law

Environmental crime is a topic of growing international importance. It provides a general introduction and overview by presenting key articles and source material in the emerging area of green or environmental criminology. The focus for the collection is environmental crime, itself an ambiguous concept, and one that has been defined in the broadest terms to include environmental harms of many different kinds. The articles and extracts reprinted in this Reader span a wide range of concerns - from issues of pollution, illegal disposal of waste and logging, through to prosecution of specific environmental offences and crime prevention as this pertains to trade in endangered species – and draws on many different sources, and from many different disciplines and perspectives. It is divided into three main sections: conceptualising environmental crime; dynamics of environmental crime and environmental law enforcement. This is a most inclusive and up-to-date collection and an essential resource for policy-makers, environmental managers, magistrates and others with a general interest in environmental issues.

Gender Race and International Relations

Author: Chris Cunneen
Publisher: Institute of Criminology, Sydney
ISBN: UOM:39015047442911
Release Date: 1997-01
Genre: Social Science

This book examines the over-representation of Filipino women as victims of homicide in Australia. The authors argue that the vulnerability of Filipino women to violence in this country can only be understood through the intersection of representations of gender and race within the context of international relations. The work examines homicide and domestic violence, immigration and the marketing of marriage and sex, and the Internet as a specific site through which idealised constructions of ‘Asian’ women are commodified to be accessed by ‘Western’ men. "… a sensitive analysis of the complex web of race, gender and class … I congratulate the authors on their work and heartily endorse this book." Zita Antonios, Race Discrimination Commissioner

Developing Cultural Criminology

Author: Cyndi Banks
ISBN: UOM:39015049737789
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Crime

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Global Issues Women and Justice

Author: Sharon Pickering
Publisher: Institute of Criminology, Sydney
ISBN: UCSC:32106018096773
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Law

Global Issues, Women and Justice explores the ways women seek justice through the nation-state, global process, and international criminal justice mechanisms. It draws on a diversity of academic and advocate voices in examining how women have accessed justice under conditions of globalization, militarization, and colonization. Global Issues, Women and Justice will appeal to academics and activists as a valuable resource for research. As well, it provides numerous case studies of the ways women have mobilized to achieve justice, which will be useful both in the classroom and in campaigning.

A National Strategy for the Study of the Pacific

Author: Samantha Rose
ISBN: 0646515713
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Australia

"This Report was commissioned by the Australian Association for the Advancement of Pacific Studies (AAAPS) at its first Annual General Meeting in January 2006. A workshop in Canberra in 2004 and the subsequent first conference of the Association in Brisbane in January 2006 identified a malaise in Australia in teaching and research on the Pacific and called for a program to revive and enhance the excellence in teaching and research that had once marked Australia as the leader in the field. AAAPS also acknowledged the increasing concern in Australia about security, good governance, stability and development in the neighbouring region, which includes two territories formerly under Australian colonial control - Nauru and Papua New Guinea. The need for a review of teaching and research grew from the sense of falling behind felt among the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences in universities, but equally among archives, libraries, galleries and museums." --Preface.

Shadows of the Prophet

Author: Douglas S. Farrer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402093562
Release Date: 2009-06-05
Genre: Social Science

This is the first in-depth study of the Malay martial art, silat, and the first ethnographic account of the Haqqani Islamic Sufi Order. Drawing on 12 years of research and practice, the author provides a major contribution to the study of Malay culture.

Bin Laden in the Suburbs

Author: Scott Poynting
Publisher: Institute of Criminology, Sydney
ISBN: 0975196707
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Arabes - Australie - Opinion publique

Argues that we are witnessing the emergence of the 'Arab Other' as the pre-emininent 'folk devil' of our time. This Arab Other functions in the national imaginary to prop up the project for national belonging. It has little to do with the lived experiences of Arab or Muslim Australians and everything to do with a host of anxieties.

Refugees and State Crime

Author: Sharon Pickering
Publisher: Federation Press
ISBN: 1862875413
Release Date: 2005-01
Genre: Law

In the aftermath of World War II, in the shadow of the Holocaust, the countries of the world signed on for a Convention giving rights and safeguards to refugees. Forced migration was a humanitarian not a criminal concern. Being a refugee involved discussion of human rights and protection rather than developing processes of criminalization and law enforcement. Sharon Pickering documents how this has changed. Refugees and asylum seekers are dressed in the clothes of criminals, and national sovereignty has become the focus of the response of the Global North to forced migration. Pickering adopts a State Crime framework, emerging out of a critique of law and order refugee politics, to explain policy responses. The roles of the administration, the justice system and the media are analysed to highlight the discourses of criminality which have come to dominate discussion of refugee and asylum issues. She shows how the spectacle of the refugee as criminal allied to the rise of transnational policing, has led to the opening up of extra-territorial, extra-legal spaces, how contradictions have emerged as to national "borders" and how the rule of law has been debased.

Fear of Crime

Author: Charles Sturt University - Centre For Cultural Risk Research Staff
ISBN: 0642284148
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Crime prevention

Topics covered include risk communication, socio cultural theories of risk, nine steps to reduce fear of crime. This report examines the ways Australians perceive and manage fear, especially when it relates to crime. Findings will be used to develop practical strategies for managing and reducing fear of crime.