29 February 2016
Sydney Institute of Criminology
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Australian Crime: Facts and Figures 2014
The Australian Institute of Criminology has recently published Australian Crime: Facts and Figures 2014. This report uses information compiled from a broad range of sources to create an accurate and holistic picture of crime and criminal justice issues in Australia. Within this volume are the patterns and trends relating to specific crimes, victims, offenders, the location of criminal acts and the operation and cost of the criminal justice system (including the police, courts and prisons).
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Recent Publications
Recorded Crime - Offenders, 2014-15

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has recently released Recorded Crime - Offenders, 2014 - 15. The ABS found that the number of offenders proceeded against by police in Australia during 2014-15 increased by 2% (or 6,985 offenders) to a total of 411,686. The number of youth offenders (aged between 10 and 19 years) proceeded against decreased by 3% (or 2,223 youth offenders), to a total of 85,442.

Abduction/harassment had the largest percentage increase in a principal offence with 16% (or 610 offenders).

Somali Piracy: A Criminological Perspective
Jade Lindley

This book brings a criminological perspective to Somali piracy, and presents analysis by means of routine activity theory and regulatory pluralism. The study concludes that there are a number of different actors and institutions with a role to play in controlling piracy by reducing the supply of motivated offenders, the vulnerability of prospective victims and in enhancing guardianship. The book envisages a holistic counter-piracy programme based on a pluralistic regulatory model that is sustainable within the region, and managed by the region, providing the best opportunity for long-term success.

The book is being launched at the University of Western Australia from 4:30pm - 6pm on Wednesday 2 March at Perth USAsia Centre, UWA Crawley Campus, 3rd Floor, Old Economic & Commerce Building.

To RSVP please email the UWA events team
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Upcoming Events
Reintegration Puzzle Conference - Disability and Incarceration: Multiple Disadvantage and the Need for Individualised Support
The 12th Annual Reintegration Puzzle Conference will be held in Geelong, Victoria on 20 - 22 June 2016. This year the conference will focus on disability and incarceration. 

The Reintegration Puzzle Conference brings together individuals and organisations working to assist people to successfully reintegrate into the community after prison. The conference has a mix of keynote and workshop style presentations covering a broad range of topics related to reintegration of people after prison. Topics include housing, employment, Indigenous issues, disability, family support and throughcare. 

For more information, please visit the Reintegration Puzzle website.
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Job Advertisements
Associate Director, Justice and Security Advisory KPMG
KPMG is currently looking for an Associate Director with experience in the justice sector to join its Policy Program and Evaluation (PP&E) practice. KPMG works with a range of departments and agencies in the justice sector, including police, correctional services, court services, immigration, and emergency services. KPMG helps clients solve complex policy, operational, governance and economic issues affecting the delivery of justice services to the community. 
  • Appointment Type:  full time, ongoing
  • Location: Brisbane CBD
  • Applications close 23 March 2016.

More information and selection criteria is available here.

Manager Policy & Legislation, Liquor & Gaming NSW
The Manager Policy and Legislation is responsible for managing a team of staff to deliver research and analysis of key policy issues, develop policy solutions and to deliver legislative and regulatory reforms across L&GNSW regulated industries.

Demonstrated experience in the research and analysis of policy issues, development of policy solutions and the delivery of relevant legislative and regulatory reforms is essential for this position.
  • Salary range: Grade 11/12
  • Appointment Type:  full time, ongoing
  • Location: Sydney CBD
  • Applications close 6 March 2016.
For more information, please see visit the Jobs NSW website.

Research Statistician, NSW Justice
The role of the research statistician is to develop and test statistical models of crime, re-offending, demand on the criminal justice system and the effects of the criminal justice system; to evaluate government policies, programs and initiatives; and to provide advice and assistance to staff on the use of complex statistical methods and techniques.
  • Salary range: $107,362 - $116,042
  • Appointment Type:  full time
  • Location: Sydney CBD
  • Applications close 14 March 2016.

More information about the position is available here.

Principal Advisor, Women Offenders, NSW Justice
The role of Principal Advisor Women Offenders (PAWO) is part of the strategic policy and planning leadership team of Corrective Services NSW (CSNSW). The purpose of the role is to provide timely high level strategic written and verbal advice and practical support, research and analysis on all matters relating to the management of, and programs and services provision to, women offenders. The role requires a comprehensive understanding of the specific needs of Aboriginal women in custody and the impact of their incarceration on their children, families and communities. An important part of the role is to work in close collaboration with all the operational areas in CSNSW and contribute to decision-making in all matters related to women offenders.
  • Salary range: $116,042 - $134,202
  • Appointment Type: full time
  • Location: Sydney CBD
  • Applications close 14 March 2016.

More information about the position is available here.

Community Safety Coordinator, Penrith City Council
An opportunity exists for two temporary Community Safety Coordinator's to lead the Community Safety Team within the Public Domain Amenity & Safety Department. These positions have become available due to maternity leave.

One position will be required to work on a part-time basis (21 hours per week) until February 2017, while the other successful applicant will be required to work on a full-time basis (35 hours per week) until May 2017.
  • Salary range: $86,000 per annum or $47.28 per hour.
  • Appointment Type: temporary maternity leave positions
  • Location: Penrith NSW
  • Applications close 11 March 2016.
More information about the position is available here.
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