Preventing Serious Crime – Early Intervention

In light of Jill Meagher’s murder many are now asking what can be done to ensure that potential rapists and killers are stopped. Some are calling for indefinite sentences but Frances Nelson, South Australian Parole Board Chief, believes that simply increasing sentences won’t solve the problem as almost all offenders will one day be released…

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News for Victims of Crime: Victim Support ACT

Victim Support ACT allows ACT Magistrates to compensate victims of crime for their pain and suffering. The following is an example of awards made last financial year under the victims of crime financial assistance scheme: $50,000 in compensation was awarded to 5 sexual assault victims, the maximum payable under territory law. A glassing victim received…

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Social Media & Jill Meagher’s Murder

Social Media and CCTV have both shown to have been invaluable in assisting police investigations and in the arrest of Jill Meagher’s murderer. Police have warned, though, that internet users risk jeopardising the trial of the forty-one-year-old man, Adrian Ernest Bayley, charged with the rape and murder of Jill Meagher, urging restraint on social media…

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Victims of Crime: Bad things do happen to good people, and all too often.

All Australians going out tonight should be concerned in the light of Ms Meagher tragic murder. For journalists and others to suggest that crime statistics do not support people’s fears, citing that the country’s homicide rate is at historical lows, is nonsense. I suggest that these individual’s should be citing these figures to the family…

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News for Victims of Crime: More CCTVs for Melbourne

Robert Doyle, Melbourne Lord Mayor, said that he would be very happy to look at putting more CCTV (closed circuit television) installed and called CCTV one of the “great weapons for city safety”. Melbourne City Council currently has fifty-three fixed cameras and two mobile camera vans which are monitored constantly at a central security hub.…

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