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Twelve experiments in restorative justice: the Jerry Lee program of randomized trials of restorative justice conferences

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“We conducted and measured outcomes from the Jerry Lee Program of 12 randomized trials over two decades in Australia and the United Kingdom (UK), testing an identical method of restorative justice taught by the same trainers to hundreds of police officers and others who delivered it to 2231 offenders and 1179 victims in 1995–2004.”

Source: Sherman, L. W., Strang, H., Barnes, G., Woods, D. J., Bennett, S., Inkpen, N., … & Slothower, M. (2015). Journal of Experimental Criminology, 11(4) and available from this link.

Categories: Police, Research

Developing a supportive learning environment in a newly formed organisation

Coral Tree flower, Collins Beach

“The aim of this study was to examine the factors that employees perceived were important in creating a supportive learning environment in a recently merged organisation. The study provides rich qualitative data from the employees’ perspective. The study was conducted in a large government-owned organisation in Australia and the sample consisted of 24 recent graduates of leadership development programs.”

Source: Lancaster, S. & Di Milia, L.  (2015). Journal of Workplace Learning, 27(6), and available for AIPM staff and students from this link.

Real lives, real crimes: A study of digital crime and policing

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“This study was undertaken to help HMIC understand better the effect that digital technology is having on crime and policing, for the purpose of informing future HMIC inspections of police forces and law enforcement agencies.”

Source: HMIC and available from this link.

New collaborations in daily emergency response: Applying cost-benefit analysis to new first response initiatives in the Swedish fire and rescue service

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“The purpose of this paper is to analyse costs and benefits from new collaborations in daily emergency response and to demonstrate how cost-benefit analysis (CBA) can be used for evaluating effects from these kinds of collaborations.”

Source: Weinholt, Å., & Andersson, T. (2015). International Journal of Emergency Services,  4(2), and available for AIPM staff and students from this link.

Decoding leadership: What really matters

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“We surveyed 189,000 people in 81 diverse organizations around the world to assess how frequently certain kinds of leadership behavior are applied within their organizations. Finally, we divided the sample into organizations whose leadership performance was strong and those that were weak. What we found was that leaders in organizations with high-quality leadership teams typically displayed 4 of the 20 possible types of behavior; these 4, indeed, explained 89 percent of the variance between strong and weak organizations in terms of leadership effectiveness.”

Source: Feser, C., Mayol, F., & Srinivasan, R. (2015).  McKinsey Quarterly and available from this link.

Categories: Leadership

Black flag rising: ISIL in Southeast Asia and Australia

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“Although the prime focus of Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has been on establishing a state—a caliphate—in the Middle East, it has also sought to gain a presence beyond that area. Southeast Asia is one region that’s now receiving increased attention as a potential beachhead for the group. Most concern has focused on Malaysia, Indonesia, the southern Philippines and the Malay Muslim provinces of Thailand. The paper considers how these nations are responding to the threat.”

Source: Chalk, P. (2015). ASPI Strategy and available from this link.

Indigenous Imprisonment Discussion Paper

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“The data clearly reflects that Indigenous imprisonment rates are catastrophically high and continue to increase, year by year. However, is a lack of available, comprehensive and consistent data impeding rational policy responses to this crisis? Some of Australia’s most esteemed statisticians and forensic analysts discuss the nature of the existing data and the future direction needed.”

Source: Law Council of Australia and available from this link.

What We Learned About Management in 2015, in 25 Charts and Graphics

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Lots of interesting facts and statistics in easy to digest graphical format.

Source: and available from this link. (You may need to register to see the free article)

Revisiting “Measuring What Matters ” Developing a Suite of Standardized Performance Measures for Policing

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“In this article, we give a short history of performance measures for policing. We then describe a project that is attempting to develop a standardized suite of performance measures that are well tested, reliable, inexpensive, and easy to use. Field-tests found that the producing this richer set of performance measures is feasible for a diverse set of police agencies.”

Source: Davis, R. C., Ortiz, C. W., Euler, S., & Kuykendall, L. (2015). Police Quarterly, 18(4), and available for AIPM staff and students from this link.


Domestic and family violence protection orders in Australia: An investigation of information sharing and enforcement: State of knowledge paper

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“This state of knowledge paper investigates the enforcement and information sharing of domestic and family violence protection orders (DVPOs) in Australia. It examines current knowledge on the enforcement of DVPOs in Australia; including underpinning legislation and the perspectives of victims and their advocates, police and magistrates and lawyers. The paper also presents the existing knowledge on information sharing related to protection orders, within and across agencies and across state borders.”

Source: Taylor, A., Ibrahim, N., Wakefield, S. & Finn, K. (2015). ANROWS Landscapes no. 16 and available from this link.