New Zealand has the right idea

South Australia has an election coming up in a couple of weeks and none of the four major parties (Labor, Liberal, Greens or SA Best) have come out with compelling law and order policies. So it’s heartening to see that across the Tasman, there are more overt signs of progress. A couple of years ago, Read More

Up for some takeaway?

So, part of the purpose of establishing this blog was to share information about criminology research translation and knowledge translation. This is the process of taking academic research and making it available to (and for) practitioners and the general public to inform debate, opinions and responses to various crime issues. There was a great project Read More

1 in ten French women have been raped.

Today it was reported that more than one in ten French women have been raped at least once. This is based on a study on sexual violence by Fondation Jean Jaures think tank published on Friday 23 February using data from an online poll of 2,167 women over 18, carried out by Ifop Polling Institute Read More

Police in schools: helpful or harmful? It depends on the model

Earlier this month Victorian Opposition Leader, Matthew Guy, announced a plan to place 100 more police officers in schools. This included in 10 “at-risk” secondary schools to “tackle this violent scourge of youth crime, to keep Victorians safe.” The good news is it could be worse. He could have announced either boot camps for young Read More

What is research translation?

Ever wondered what criminology research translation is? Check out this CrimeMuse video to learn all about it!   Read More

Radio interview: 2SER, Victims’ legal rights over offenders’ parole

This is a link to an interview I did last week on 1 February 2018 with the lovely Sam Baran. Read More

Why victims of crime deserve a say in whether offenders are paroled

The recent release on parole of John Worboys, one of Britain’s most-prolific sex offenders, attracted controversy after his victims were not informed or consulted by the parole board. However, the law – and best practice – says they should have been. Under the UN Declaration of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Read More

Hello Canberra, my old friend

Today I flew into Canberra. I forgot how people here are obsessed with Australian politics – and rugby. As we waited at the slowest luggage carousel in history (my bag was literally the last one through the rubber curtain before the airport powered down the carousel and switched off the lights), I was surrounded by people Read More

Blog musings

This blog is all about my thoughts on evidence-based policy, working together to reduce re-offending and other ponderings about crime and justice. Specifically: Research Translation: in 2017, I received half a Great Ydeas Grant from the YWCA Adelaide. The YWCA aims to build strong and equitable communities through the development of women’s leadership, and we Read More

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