Crime, policing, security and justice group

Is the military approach the right approach in Syria?

Clarke Jones, Co-director of the Australian Interventions Support Hub (AISH) at the Regulatory Institutions Network has been interviewed on Radio Sputnik.

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Is the intelligence community changing to meet new challenges?

Pity the intelligence policymakers or officials attempting to design the ideal organisation to meet the changed strategic and operational environment that now faces them.

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Clarke Jones on placing the terror threat in perspective

In a recent speech, Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull warned against overstating the threat posed by Islamic State (IS).

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The Sharrouf security blunder

In this Lateline interview, Clarke Jones discusses recent revelations that terror suspect, Khaled Sharrouf was able to fake his way through Sydney airport in less than two minutes.

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Countering the jihadist narrative

In this Lateline interview, Clarke Jones discusses how we can counter violent extremism.

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The Crime, Policing, Security and Justice group at RegNet works on crime trends, crime prevention, national security and terrorism. We aim to conduct research that provides a basis for reform of policing, security and intelligence practices with a view to enhancing Australia’s wellbeing and promoting justice generally. Our group was a key research node within the ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security (CEPS) (2008-2014). RegNet’s work in this area has a distinctive interdisciplinarity, with our scholars coming from a variety of backgrounds, including criminology, law, psychology, anthropology, sociology and political science. We have developed a regulatory approach to crime and policing, and we also focus on emerging areas such as cybercrime, environmental and financial crime. Our work complements that of scholars of crime and justice in other parts of the University, particularly the College of Arts and Social Sciences, the National Security College and the ANU College of Law.

Our current areas of research include:

  • peacebuilding;
  • criminal networks and groups – gangs, organised crime (including drug markets and their control), and terrorist organisations (particularly radicalisation and recruitment);
  • prisons;
  • policing;
  • intelligence;
  • changing conceptions of national security;
  • countermeasures with respect to terrorism and organised crime;
  • transnational crime;
  • environmental crime;
  • cybercrime; and
  • criminal law-making and policy-making frameworks.
Our people


This group comprises of academic and other research staff from RegNet, as well as our external partners.

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Research projects

Research projects, research outcomes and project resources.

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Selected publications from our academics and PhD scholars.

News & events

News and events listings, including podcasts and photo galleries from past events.


Contact us

Our contact details and physical location.

Updated:  29 May 2015/Responsible Officer:  Director, Regulatory Institutions Network/Page Contact:  Director, RegNet