New research shows that not only is the use of drug detection dogs ineffective, it may in fact increase the risk of drug-related harm.
Criminology and law researcher Emma Buxton-Namisnyk’s study of domestic violence policing of First Nations women in Australia has been recognised with an Early Career Research Award.
It is critical that policing during COVID-19 does not amplify inequalities by prioritising punishment over keeping people safe. There are better ways police can support the community.
The increasing use of on-the-spot penalty notices by police should have us concerned, a UNSW expert says.
The limitations of software that predicts future crimes before they occur need to be recognised, a UNSW expert says.
Young people are experiencing patterns of oppressive policing that are harmful to them, their families and the community, writes Vicki Sentas.
Early support could save lives and allow Aboriginal people with mental and cognitive disability to live with dignity in their communities, writes Ruth McCausland.
Police often don’t recognise that someone has an intellectual disability or brain injury due to a lack of training in this area, write Eileen Baldry, Elizabeth McEntyre and Ruth McCausland.
UNSW legal experts, drug researchers and health professionals have backed a call by a group of eminent Australians for an overhaul of the approach to illicit drugs.
A more proactive approach to policing can dramatically lower rates of domestic and family violence, a UNSW forum has been told.