organised crime

The end of impunity: Why some states are so violent and how their societies can recover

The most violent country in the world today is not Syria, but Brazil, where gangs, organized crime, regular crime, and state brutality create a pall of fear over daily life. Why are so many democratic states engulfed by violence? If the problem is poverty, why does homicide disproportionately afflict middle-income countries? If governments are so weak, why do countries otherwise able to deliver for their citizens find themselves unable to deliver on safety?

Organised Crime Research Forum 2017

ANU host a two day conference on organised crime in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Criminology.

The Organised Crime Research Forum 2017 will explore some of the most significant regulatory and global governance issues of our time, including:

Submission to the Victorian Law Reform Commission on the Consultation Paper for the Regulatory Regimes and Organised Crime Inquiry

Author/s (editor/s):

Ayling, Julie

Publication year:

2015

Publication type:

Submission

This submission addresses two areas of the VLRC’s consultation paper on ‘Regulatory Regimes and Organised Crime’:

  1. The draft model for assessing the risks of infiltration of lawful occupations and industries (chapter 3).

  2. The design of regulatory regimes (chapter 4) with particular attention to:

  • Proportionality in regulatory judgments
  • Group-based exclusions (4.50ff)
  • Monitoring tools (Q11)
  • Information sharing (4.147ff)

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Ayling, Julie. Submission to the Victorian Law Reform Commission on the Consultation Paper for the Regulatory Regimes and Organised Crime Inquiry, August 2015.

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Submission to Queensland Organised Crime Commission of Inquiry

Author/s (editor/s):

Ayling, Julie

Publication year:

2015

Publication type:

Submission

Abstract

This submission relates to the Queensland Organised Crime Commission of Inquiry’s term of reference - the adequacy of the current legislation in Queensland to prevent and effectively investigate and prosecute organised criminal activity. The submission is in two parts, the first commenting on the current legislative scheme in Queensland, and the second suggesting some ways forward.

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Submission on inquiry into criminal intelligence

Author/s (editor/s):

Ayling, Julie
Broadhurst, Roderick

Publication year:

2011

Publication type:

Submission

Abstract

This submission will touch on several of the matters under inquiry but will particularly focus on the issue of criminal intelligence and the appropriateness of using it as a tool to aid in controlling the activities of criminal organisations and their members.

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Submission on Crimes Legislation Amendment (Serious and Organised Crime) Bill (No.2) 2009

Author/s (editor/s):

Ayling, Julie
Broadhurst, Roderick

Publication year:

2009

Publication type:

Submission

Abstract

In the short time available to us to review the second Bill in relation to Serious and Organised Crime we focus on Schedule 4 of the amendments addressing the association and organisation offences. The attempt to address the facilitation of organised crime in Schedule 4 are in our view, novel and go some way to creating an Australian law on organised crime while recognising that the very concept of organised crime is contentious in practice. In general terms the amendments approach the problem of facilitation in a pragmatic way by focusing on the kind of conduct rather than the types of persons involved in serious and organised crime. In our view this is likely to be more effective in dealing with organised crime than other approaches such as those soon to be before the High Court of Australia.

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