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View the latest COVID-19 crime and justice items collected by the AIC library.

View the latest COVID-19 crime and justice items collected by the AIC library.

An alcohol ad every 35 seconds. A snapshot of how the alcohol industry is using a global pandemic as a marketing opportunity. / FARE
This report provides a snapshot of the quantity of alcohol marketing on social media on a Friday night, and how alcohol brands and liquor retailers are marketing their products during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Foundation for Alcohol Research & Education (FARE) May 2020
Australia’s COVIDSafe App: An experiment in surveillance, trust and law  / Graham Greenleaf, Katherine Kemp
‘COVIDSafe’, was released on 26 April 2020 for public download and in the first few days since its launch nearly 3 million Australian’s have downloaded the app. This article analyses the steps that Australian governments need to take if public trust is to be justified, and aims to make a constructive contribution to the development of better legislation and greater transparency.
University of NSW Research Series April 2020
Changes in online gambling during the COVID-19 pandemic /Rick Brown and Amelia Hickman
This study explores the potential for increased online gambling as a result of COVID-19 social distancing measures. Questions were included in an omnibus survey employing an online panel sample, with data collected in early April 2020.
Australian Institute of Criminology May 2020
Coronavirus and crime: social distancing, lockdown and the mobility elasticity of crime / Eric Halford, Anthony Dixon et al
Governments around the world restricted movement of people, using social distancing and lockdowns, to help stem the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We examine the effect of restricted mobility on crime for one UK police force area.
SocArXiv papers May 2020
COVID-19 and Social Distancing Measures in Queensland Australia Are Associated with Short-Term Decreases in Recorded Violent Crime / Jason Payne, Anthony Morgan and Alex Piquero
Unprecedented domestic and international travel restrictions as well as stay-at-home and social distancing regulations have been adopted across the world. Whether these policies have altered criminal activity is an important question.
SOCArXiv May 2020
COVID-19 Daily Update /RISKIQ
Sign up to receive daily updates around COVID-19 and its impacts on cities, neighborhoods, schools, and businesses as well as other essential cyber threat data that helps raise the situational awareness of both physical and cybersecurity teams.
Current COVID-19 scams / Scamwatch ACCC
Scammers are using the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) to take advantage of people across Australia. This webpage lists the different types of scams currently circulating.
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission 2020
Family harm: evidence based command information for Police Leaders / Societies of Evidence Based Policing
A world first collaboration of SEBP’s has seen police officers and staff, researchers and supporters of Evidence Based Policing from the UK, Australia, New Zealand, America and Canada come together to look at policing challenges that impact across the globe. This first collaboration looks at family harm.
Society of Evidence Based Policing May 2020
Pandemic profiteering: how criminals exploit the COIVD-19 crisis /
The report provides an overview of how criminals adapt their misdeeds to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Europol March 2020
'Terroristic Threats' and COVID-19: a guide for the perplexed / Chad Flanders, Courtney Federico et al
This paper examines a “terrorist threat” in the context of those threatening to spread the COVID-19 virus.
SSRN May 2020

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