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2016-11-30T11:05:00+10:00 11.2016
CCC corruption allegations: Data from 1 July 2015 – 30 June 2016 (PDF, 1.5 MB)

This report provides information about allegations of corrupt conduct received by the CCC. The CCC considers this information, along with other relevant information and intelligence, in determining how to execute its corruption function. It has been published to improve knowledge about allegations of corruption and to show transparency about the nature of the CCC’s corruption function. PDF version.

2016-11-30T11:05:00+10:00 11.2016
CCC corruption allegations: Data from 1 July 2015 – 30 June 2016 (APPLICATION, 1.1 MB)

This report provides information about allegations of corrupt conduct received by the CCC. The CCC considers this information, along with other relevant information and intelligence, in determining how to execute its corruption function. It has been published to improve knowledge about allegations of corruption and to show transparency about the nature of the CCC’s corruption function. Word version.

2016-06-30T11:00:00+10:00 06.2016
CCC corruption allegations data reports

These reports provide information about allegations of corrupt conduct received by the CCC. This data is considered, along with other relevant information and intelligence, when determining how to execute its corruption function. It has been published to improve knowledge about allegations of corruption and to show transparency about the nature of the CCC’s corruption function.

2015-09-18T00:00:00+10:00 09.2015
Assets of Queensland drug offenders

The CCC has examined its proceeds of crime data from 2009 to 2014 to inform law enforcement and government about the value and nature of assets held by drug offenders in Queensland.

2014-12-09T11:10:00+10:00 12.2014
Review of the Child Protection (Offender Prohibition Order) Act 2008

The CCC reviewed how the Child Protection (Offender Prohibition Order) Act 2008 had been used by the police and the courts in its first five years of operation. It identified barriers that are currently inhibiting use of the Act and recommended areas for potential improvement.

2014-06-27T14:15:00+10:00 06.2014
Community safety planning in Queensland’s Indigenous communities (DOC, 1.8 MB)

In 2013–2014 the CMC reviewed local-level crime and safety planning, known as community safety planning, in a sample of Queensland’s discrete Indigenous communities. We visited nine communities to talk to people about the processes for developing community safety plans. We also reviewed community safety plans and local policing plans to explore the potential for identified strategies to prevent crime and violence. This review is the last in a series of activities undertaken by the CMC specifically in response to Restoring order’s recommendations on crime prevention, community safety and police–community relations in remote Indigenous communities. (Word version)

2014-06-27T14:15:00+10:00 06.2014
Community safety planning in Queensland’s Indigenous communities (PDF, 1.9 MB)

In 2013–2014 the CMC reviewed local-level crime and safety planning, known as community safety planning, in a sample of Queensland’s discrete Indigenous communities. We visited nine communities to talk to people about the processes for developing community safety plans. We also reviewed community safety plans and local policing plans to explore the potential for identified strategies to prevent crime and violence. This review is the last in a series of activities undertaken by the CMC specifically in response to Restoring order’s recommendations on crime prevention, community safety and police–community relations in remote Indigenous communities. (PDF version)

2013-10-23T08:25:00+10:00 10.2013
Monitoring police ethics: a 2013 survey of Queensland recruits and First Year Constables (Research & Issues Paper No. 13) (DOC, 359.0 kB)

This paper reports on the results of a 2013 survey of the ethical attitudes of Queensland Police Service recruits and First Year Constables (FYCs). It provides some insight into the professional values, knowledge and perceptions of recruits and FYCs. Word version.

2013-10-23T08:20:00+10:00 10.2013
Monitoring police ethics: a 2013 survey of Queensland recruits and First Year Constables (Research & Issues Paper, No. 13) (PDF, 326.7 kB)

This paper reports on the results of a 2013 survey of the ethical attitudes of Queensland Police Service recruits and First Year Constables (FYCs). It provides some insight into the professional values, knowledge and perceptions of recruits and FYCs.

2013-10-01T00:00:00+10:00 10.2013
Vulnerable victims: homicide of older people (DOC, 464.5 kB)

This Research and Issues Paper reviews published literature about suspected homicide of older people, to assist in the investigation of these crimes by Crime and Misconduct Commission (CMC) or police investigators. The paper includes information about victim vulnerabilities, nature of the offences, characteristics and motives of offenders, and investigative and prosecutorial challenges. Although police and CMC investigators are the paper’s primary audience, it will also be a useful reference for professionals such as clinicians, ambulance officers or aged care professionals who may encounter older people at risk of becoming homicide victims. (Word version)

2013-10-01T00:00:00+10:00 10.2013
Vulnerable victims: homicide of older people (PDF, 548.1 kB)

This Research and Issues Paper reviews published literature about suspected homicide of older people, to assist in the investigation of these crimes by the CMC or police investigators. The paper includes information about victim vulnerabilities, nature of the offences, characteristics and motives of offenders, and investigative and prosecutorial challenges. Although police and CMC investigators are the paper’s primary audience, it will also be a useful reference for professionals such as clinicians, ambulance officers or aged care professionals who may encounter older people at risk of becoming homicide victims.

2013-08-01T09:55:00+10:00 08.2013
Improving misconduct reporting in the QPS: the importance of ethical culture (Research & Issues Paper No. 11) (PDF, 362.3 kB)

This research and issues paper (number 11) presents the findings from a survey that examined the relative contributions of job-related factors and ethical culture in influencing QPS officers’ intention to report misconduct.

2013-08-01T09:55:00+10:00 08.2013
Improving misconduct reporting in the QPS: the importance of ethical culture (Research & Issues Paper No. 11) (DOC, 382.0 kB)

This research and issues paper (number 11) presents the findings from a survey that examined the relative contributions of job-related factors and ethical culture in influencing QPS officers’ intention to report misconduct. Word version.

2013-06-27T11:55:00+10:00 06.2013
Vulnerable victims: child homicide by parents (PDF, 542.5 kB)

This Research and Issues Paper focuses on cases of suspected homicide of vulnerable victims under the age of 16, particularly homicide perpetrated by a parent. Although police investigators are the paper’s primary audience, the paper is also a useful reference for professionals such as clinicians, ambulance officers or child protection workers who may encounter children at risk of being murdered by their parent.

2013-06-27T11:30:00+10:00 06.2013
Vulnerable victims: child homicide by parents (Word version) (DOC, 587.0 kB)

This Research and Issues Paper focuses on cases of suspected homicide of vulnerable victims under the age of 16, particularly homicide perpetrated by a parent. Although police investigators are the paper’s primary audience, the paper is also a useful reference for professionals such as clinicians, ambulance officers or child protection workers who may encounter children at risk of being murdered by their parent. Word version.

2013-06-26T08:55:00+10:00 06.2013
Multiple and prolonged Taser deployments (DOC, 1.1 MB)

This review examined incidents involving a multiple or prolonged Taser deployment to better understand why they occur, whether they are appropriate and justified according to policy, and whether they are a good use of force option. Word version.

2013-06-26T08:30:00+10:00 06.2013
Multiple and prolonged Taser deployments (PDF, 1.1 MB)

This review examined incidents involving a multiple or prolonged Taser deployment to better understand why they occur, whether they are appropriate and justified according to policy, and whether they are a good use of force option.

2012-12-20T10:20:00+10:00 12.2012
The regulation of political donations and gifts in Queensland: a comparative analysis (Word version) (DOC, 980.5 kB)

A comparative review of Australian and international regulations relating to prohibitions and restrictions on donations, disclosure of political donations, and compliance and enforcement mechanisms.

2012-12-19T13:15:00+10:00 12.2012
The regulation of political donations and gifts in Queensland: a comparative analysis (PDF, 1.6 MB)

A comparative review of Australian and international regulations relating to prohibitions and restrictions on donations, disclosure of political donations, and compliance and enforcement mechanisms.

2012-11-29T08:25:00+10:00 11.2012
Organised property crime in Queensland (PDF, 611.9 kB)

Current and emerging issues in organised property crime - full report.

2012-11-29T08:20:00+10:00 11.2012
Organised property crime in Queensland (DOC, 359.0 kB)

Current and emerging issues in organised property crime. Word version.

2012-11-13T08:40:00+10:00 11.2012
An update on Taser use in Queensland (Research and Issues Paper, No. 9) (PDF, 192.9 kB)

This paper provides statistics on Taser use by officers from the Queensland Police Service (QPS) over the last two years and compares it to data reported in our more comprehensive review in 2011, Evaluating Taser reforms: a review of Queensland Police Service policy and practice.

2012-11-10T09:40:00+10:00 11.2012
An update on Taser use in Queensland (Research and Issues Paper, No. 9) (DOC, 272.0 kB)

This paper provides statistics on Taser use by officers from the Queensland Police Service (QPS) over the last two years and compares it to data reported in our more comprehensive review in 2011, Evaluating Taser reforms: a review of Queensland Police Service policy and practice. Word version.

2012-09-13T09:55:00+10:00 09.2012
Indigenous people in policing roles: A follow-up review to the Restoring order report (Word version) (DOC, 2.2 MB)

This report examines issues of crime, violence and policing in Queensland’s Indigenous communities. It draws on extensive consultation with Indigenous communities and their serving police officers as well as comprehensive research and policy analysis (Word version).

2012-09-13T09:55:00+10:00 09.2012
Indigenous people in policing roles: A follow-up review to the Restoring order report (PDF, 2.2 MB)

Action 47 of the Restoring order report required the CMC to review how the Queensland Police Service utilises, manages and supports Police Liaison Officers, Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Police and Community Police Officers. This report outlines the findings.

2011-10-01T10:00:00+10:00 10.2011
Public perceptions of local government: findings from the 2010 Public Attitudes Survey (PDF, 536.0 kB)

The findings of the 2010 Public Attitudes Survey, where members of the public give their impressions on the performance of local government employees.

2011-10-01T10:00:00+10:00 10.2011
Public perceptions of the public service: findings from the 2010 Public Attitudes Survey (PDF, 532.2 kB)

The findings of the 2010 Public Attitudes Survey, where members of the public give their impressions on the performance of the public service.

2011-08-01T10:00:00+10:00 08.2011
Public perceptions of the Queensland Police Service: findings from the 2010 Public Attitudes Survey (PDF, 687.0 kB)

The findings of the 2010 Public Attitudes Survey, where members of the public give their impressions on the performance of the Queensland Police Service.

2011-04-01T10:00:00+10:00 04.2011
Summary and recommendations — Evaluating Taser reforms (PDF, 139.9 kB)

Excerpt from the Evaluating Taser reforms report — background, key findings, our recommendations, and the way forward.

2011-04-01T09:00:00+10:00 04.2011
Evaluating Taser reforms: a review of Queensland Police Service policy and practice (PDF, 2.2 MB)

CMC evaluation of QPS's implementation of Taser reforms recommended in a joint CMC–QPS review of Taser use in 2009; includes recommendations.

2010-12-14T23:00:00+10:00 12.2010
Review of police move-on powers: data report (PDF, 1.6 MB)

Details of the methodology and data analyses of the review of police move-on powers.

2010-12-01T10:00:00+10:00 12.2010
Setting the standard: a review of current processes for the management of police discipline and misconduct matters (PDF, 3.3 MB)

CMC review of QPS processes for managing police discipline and misconduct matters; considers ethical standards and practice; recommends changes to ensure police accountability and integrity.

2010-12-01T10:00:00+10:00 12.2010
Police move-on powers: a CMC review of their use (PDF, 1.3 MB)

Our review of Queensland’s police use move-on powers, and the recommendations made for reform.

2010-02-01T20:00:00+10:00 02.2010
Crime Bulletin No. 12: Illicit drug markets in Queensland: a strategic assessment (PDF, 1.6 MB)

Market-based analysis of the risk posed by illicit drug markets in Queensland, with a particular focus on organised criminal involvement.

2009-12-01T10:00:00+10:00 12.2009
Crime Bulletin No. 11: Money laundering and organised crime in Queensland: a strategic assessment (PDF, 1014.8 kB)

Examination of what constitutes money laundering in Queensland and of different money laundering techniques used by organised crime groups.

2009-11-01T10:00:00+10:00 11.2009
Restoring order: crime prevention, policing and local justice in Queensland’s Indigenous communities (PDF, 3.9 MB)

This report examines issues of crime, violence and policing in Queensland’s Indigenous communities. It draws on extensive consultation with Indigenous communities and their serving police officers as well as comprehensive research and policy analysis.

2009-10-01T10:00:00+10:00 10.2009
Crime Bulletin No. 10: Organised fraud in Queensland: a strategic assessment (PDF, 811.6 kB)

An overview of current and emerging issues relating to online, credit card, identity and cheque fraud.

2009-04-01T10:00:00+10:00 04.2009
Interactions between police and young people (PDF, 677.3 kB)

Three research studies on relations between police and young people, including analysis of complaints against police by young people and results from a school-based-program to reduce risk-taking behaviour.

2009-04-01T10:00:00+10:00 04.2009
Public perceptions of the Queensland Police Service: findings from the 2008 Public Attitudes Survey (PDF, 1.2 MB)

Presents key findings of the latest survey of public perceptions of the Queensland Police Service and identifies interesting changes over time.

2008-11-01T09:00:00+10:00 11.2008
Tasers: a brief overview of the research literature (Research & Issues Paper No. 8) (PDF, 226.5 kB)

Summary of Australian and international research about the use of Tasers by operational police.

2008-10-01T00:00:00+10:00 10.2008
Mandatory treatment and perceptions of treatment effectiveness: a Queensland study of non-custodial offenders with drug and/or alcohol abuse problems (Research & Issues Paper, No.7) (PDF, 429.1 kB)

Examination of what influences the effectiveness of mandatory treatment of offenders with drug and/or alcohol abuse problems.

2008-08-01T10:00:00+10:00 08.2008
Exploring drug use II: Drug use by hospital emergency department patients (PDF, 1.0 MB)

2005 re-examination of the nature and extent of alcohol and drug use among patients attending the Gold Coast Hospital Emergency Department.

2008-05-01T10:00:00+10:00 05.2008
Policing public order: a review of the public nuisance offence (PDF, 2.5 MB)

The CMC found that the public nuisance law is being used fairly and effectively, with police taking action to respond to growing community concerns about anti-social behaviour, especially where alcohol is concerned. The report makes some recommendations about issues such as police discretion, offensive language and public urination.

2008-02-01T11:00:00+10:00 02.2008
Facts about Tasers (PDF, 105.8 kB)

How Tasers work and their advantages and disadvantages in law enforcement.

2007-09-01T10:00:00+10:00 09.2007
Public perceptions of the Queensland public service and local government: findings from the 2005 Public Attitudes Survey (PDF, 740.5 kB)

This report presents findings of the 2005 Public Attitudes Survey relating to the Queensland public service and local government.

2007-09-01T10:00:00+10:00 09.2007
Crime Bulletin No. 8: The cocaine market in Queensland: a strategic assessment (PDF, 699.2 kB)

Trends and issues for cocaine use and the status of the market in Queensland; assessment of current threat and examination of the need for additional law enforcement attention in this area.

2007-07-01T10:00:00+10:00 07.2007
Breaking the cycle: A study of victimisation and violence in the lives of non-custodial offenders (PDF, 3.9 MB)

Offending Persons Across the Lifecourse (OPAL) study of 480 non-custodial offenders and the predictors of recidivism.

2007-07-01T00:00:00+10:00 07.2007
Childhood physical abuse and adult offending: are they linked, and is there scope for early intervention? (Research & Issues Paper, No.6) (PDF, 274.3 kB)

Study examining the relationship between physical abuse during childhood and later offending as an adult.

2007-02-01T11:00:00+10:00 02.2007
The Princess Alexandra Hospital Police Beat: an evaluation by the CMC (PDF, 3.1 MB)

CMC evaluation of the Princess Alexandra Hospital Police Beat indicates it is an encouraging example of what can be achieved, even within a complex environment such as a hospital.

2007-02-01T10:00:00+10:00 02.2007
Illicit drug use in Queensland: A survey of households 2002–05 (PDF, 548.3 kB)

Report on illicit drug use from data collected between 2002 and 2005 by the Office of Economic and Statistical Research from adults in private households.

2006-12-01T11:00:00+10:00 12.2006
Profiling the Queensland amphetamine market (PDF, 680.3 kB)

Characteristics of amphetamine users and their perceptions of law enforcement; report assesses the impact of law enforcement acitivity on the amphetamine market in Queensland.

2006-06-01T20:00:00+10:00 06.2006
Public perceptions of the QPS: findings from the 2005 Public Attitudes Survey (PDF, 780.6 kB)

This report presents findings of the 2005 Public Attitudes Survey relating to the QPS.

2006-05-01T10:00:00+10:00 05.2006
The new public nuisance offence provision: an issues paper (PDF, 116.2 kB)

Issues paper discussing how police are enforcing the new public nuisance offence provision, and the impact it is having on the Queensland public?

2005-12-01T09:00:00+10:00 12.2005
Crime Bulletin No. 7: Property crime in Queensland: a strategic assessment (PDF, 328.1 kB)

Report on the nature and extent of organised criminal activity in the Queensland property market; examines the link between property crime and the illicit drug market.

2005-09-01T10:00:00+10:00 09.2005
Responding to volatile substance abuse: evaluation of the places of safety model (PDF, 431.2 kB)

This report documents the CMC's evaluation of the effectiveness of a state government initiative to help people who are addicted to inhaling volatile substances. The evaluation was complementary to a review of new police powers introduced to support the initiative.

2005-09-01T10:00:00+10:00 09.2005
Police powers and VSM: a review (PDF, 2.8 MB)

This report evaluates new police powers introduced to support a state government initiative to provide people addicted to volatile substances with a safe place to go while under the influence.

2005-07-01T10:00:00+10:00 07.2005
Money laundering (PDF, 105.7 kB)

This background brief has been prepared to provide CMC officers with a basic understanding of what money laundering is, and introduce some of the common terminology associated with the subject.

2004-10-01T10:00:00+10:00 10.2004
Exploring drug use: prevalence and patterns among emergency department patients (PDF, 418.6 kB)

This report is the result of a collaborative research project that examined the prevalence and patterns of drug use among patients presenting at a Gold Coast emergency department.

2004-09-01T10:00:00+10:00 09.2004
Crime Bulletin No. 6: Organised crime markets in Queensland: a strategic assessment (2004) (PDF, 379.2 kB)

Discussion of the main illicit markets driving organised criminal activity in Queensland. The bulletin focuses on criminal activities that require the support of networks operating like legitimate businesses. (2004)

2004-07-01T10:00:00+10:00 07.2004
Profiling the Queensland public sector: functions, risks and misconduct resistance strategies (PDF, 623.0 kB)

This report represents the cooperation of 234 Queensland public sector agencies who took the time to participate in the CMC’s Responding to Misconduct survey. The survey was designed to provide the CMC with the sort of information it needs to help build the capacity of Queensland public sector agencies to deal with and prevent misconduct. The information contained in this report should help individual agencies understand themselves better by being able to compare their risks and their prevention strategies with those of other like agencies. By comparing their own responses with the collated information in this report, agencies may be able to identify areas that require further attention.

2004-06-01T10:00:00+10:00 06.2004
Child-focused sexual abuse prevention programs: how effective are they in preventing child abuse? (Research & Issues Paper, No. 5) (PDF, 109.1 kB)

This paper examines the current research into the effectiveness of programs designed to prevent the sexual abuse of children.

2004-04-01T10:00:00+10:00 04.2004
Listening in: results of a CMC audit of police interview tapes (PDF, 282.1 kB)

This report presents findings from an audit of police interview audio tapes — the second one conducted since 1999 — involving people suspected of having committed indictable offences. This audit has been conducted as part of the Crime and Misconduct Commission’s function of undertaking research into police powers and the use of those powers.

2004-01-01T11:00:00+10:00 01.2004
Protecting children: report summary (PDF, 601.6 kB)

Summary of the CMC’s Protecting children (2004) report on the abuse of children in foster care in Queensland; includes recommendations.

2004-01-01T11:00:00+10:00 01.2004
Protecting children: an inquiry into abuse of children in foster care (PDF, 2.6 MB)

Report of an inquiry into Queensland's foster care system. Recommendations for reform include the call for a new Department of Child Safety dedicated exclusively to protecting the rights of children, particularly those in foster care.

2004-01-01T10:00:00+10:00 01.2004
Patterns of amphetamine use: initial findings from the Amphetamines in Queensland research project (PDF, 885.4 kB)

Criminal justice and health agencies in Queensland have been increasingly concerned about the continuing rise in the use of amphetamines and the harms and consequences associated with their use. Unfortunately, this concern is compounded by the lack of detailed and comprehensive information about the experiences and behaviours of amphetamine users in Queensland.

2003-11-01T10:00:00+10:00 11.2003
Public perceptions of the Queensland public sector and local government - 2002 Public attitudes survey (PDF, 224.9 kB)

This report presents findings of the 2002 Public Attitudes Survey relating to the Queensland public service and local government. The report on public attitudes to the Queensland Police Service, also derived from the survey, has already been published.

2003-11-01T10:00:00+10:00 11.2003
Youth justice: criminal trajectories (Research & Issues Paper, No. 4) (PDF, 90.6 kB)

This study examines the entire population of young offenders in the state who in 1994–95 received a supervised juvenile justice order and traces their involvement in criminal offending into adulthood.

2003-06-01T10:00:00+10:00 06.2003
On the beat: an evaluation of beat policing in Queensland (PDF, 2.8 MB)

Beat policing is a community policing strategy designed to make an individual police officer responsible for the community’s policing needs in a defined geographical area. Officers are encouraged to take ‘ownership’ of their area and employ proactive strategies to address the underlying causes of crime and community problems within their beat. Beat policing constitutes an important shift in the nature of operational policing. There has been much interest expressed in recent years in expanding this form of policing throughout Queensland. This report presents the findings of an evaluation conducted by Research and Prevention officers of the Crime and Misconduct Commission.

2003-06-01T10:00:00+10:00 06.2003
Crime Bulletin No. 5: Amphetamine: still Queensland's no. 1 drug threat (PDF, 432.1 kB)

This Crime Bulletin provides a strategic assessment of the illicit amphetamine market in Queensland, based on an analysis of a diverse range of sources including information from law enforcement, government, industry and members of the community.

2003-02-01T20:00:00+10:00 02.2003
Public perceptions of the Queensland Police Service - 2002 Survey (PDF, 235.9 kB)

This report presents findings of the 2002 Public Attitudes Survey relating to the QPS.

2002-06-01T20:00:00+10:00 06.2002
Drug use and crime: findings from the DUMA survey (Research & Issues Paper, No. 3) (PDF, 151.9 kB)

Findings from drug use monitoring of detainees in participating watch-houses.

2002-04-01T11:00:00+10:00 04.2002
Making the response fit the complaint: alternative strategies for resolving complaints against police (Research and Issues Paper, No. 1) (PDF, 82.2 kB)

Paper discussing informal resolution, mediation and managerial resolution as alternative ways of dealing with complaints against police.

2002-04-01T11:00:00+10:00 04.2002
Crime Bulletin No. 4: The illicit market for ADHD prescription drugs in Queensland (PDF, 75.1 kB)

Assessment of the illicit market for ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) prescription drugs.

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