Crime control and community safety
The Policing Cluster of Research at ISSR focuses on contributing to the international evidence base on policing best practice.
Our flagship projects use Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) methods to test, evaluate and assess program effectiveness. The Queensland Community Engagement Trial (QCET) was the world’s first test of procedural justice policing and is being replicated in four countries around the world.
The Laureate Fellowship ABILITY Truancy Trial tests the effectiveness of policing partnerships. Underpinning much of our policing program of work is building knowledge on police legitimacy, at the local, state and national levels.
Using survey, experimental and quantitative statistical methods, our policing cluster of scholars works closely with police practitioners to ensure our work is both academically at the cutting edge of scholarship, and also relevant and helpful to police practitioners and policy makers.
For more details about the program's activities, see the Evidence-Based Policing Website
Below is a list of research projects associated with this cluster.
This project sought to understand the factors and processes that lead people to commit criminal offences. By building a comprehensive model of offender mobility, we will be better able to describe what influences burglar preferences about where and when to commit crime. This understanding will... Read more
Child Maltreatment: Neighbourhood Collective Efficacy and Intervening in Suspected Cases of Child Abuse and Neglect. The neighbourhood context of informal social control on violent crime is well established. However, there is limited exploration of the neighbourhood context in relation to other... Read more