THEMATIC ISSUE: NEW PARADIGMS IN POLICING IN AUSTRALIA
Profiling research from the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security
December sees the release of a special thematic issue of the Criminal Law Journal.
Our guest editor, Professor Simon Bronitt, is the Director of the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security (CEPS) at Griffith University. CEPS is a diverse and collaborative research body operating over four universities: Griffith University, the Australian National University, the University of Queensland and Charles Sturt University. Its aim is to increase research into policing and security in response to the often complicated and globalised criminal law issues which have arisen post 9/11. It also promotes the exchange of information and ideas between the research community and the practical agencies and policy makers.
CEPS boasts a rich and complex body of researchers from various disciplines, including criminology, psychology, sociology, international relations, political science, law, ethics and history.
Professor Bronitt has put together a fascinating issue looking at new paradigms in policing in Australia, using a selection of research produced by members of CEPS.
Some of the topics explored include:
- understanding the concept of discretion in modern policing;
- examining the difficulties with police co-operation between states, and internationally;
- weighing up the advantages and disadvantages of pre-recording evidence of rape victims;
- the new move-on powers in Australia; and
- the role of the Australian Crime Commission in policing Indigenous violence.