Crime

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Deterrence is sentencing’s dirty secret, says UNSW Law expert.

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Allowing bereaved families to view images from crime and accident scenes can offer them a path to healing, write Kate Rossmanith, Hugh Dillon and Jane Mowll.

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Research led by UNSW has found that the NSW Police policy known as STMP is causing serious harm to young people and undermines the objectives of the NSW youth justice system.

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Claiming to act on behalf of a terrorist network is not enough to amount to terrorism, writes George Williams.

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Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat have transformed the way we understand and experience crime and victimisation, write Alyce McGovern and Sanja Milivojevic.

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UNSW research is showing that the shock waves from violent crime have an economic impact far beyond the people directly involved.

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Police increasingly recognise the benefits of social media, often bypassing traditional media in breaking news. But they should think carefully about how they engage, writes Alyce McGovern.

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Rich rural towns show higher levels of alcohol-related crime than poorer communities, according to new research from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre.

Crime web

Leading young researchers in the area of crime and justice have been brought together by the inaugural UNSW Crime and Justice Research Network interdisciplinary student conference.