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AIC: New research examines experience of dating app users who report sexual violence to dating platforms

Link to: User experiences of reporting dating app facilitated sexual violence to dating platforms

The Australian Institute of Criminology has released new research examining the reporting of dating app facilitated sexual violence to online dating platforms, drawing on a survey of Australian dating app users.

  • The study found overall positive experiences reporting to online dating platforms among victim-survivors, although experiences differed depending on gender and sexual identity. LGB+ women reported the lowest levels of satisfaction with platforms’ responses and heterosexual men the highest.
  • Victim-survivors who were satisfied with how online dating platforms responded to their reports, and who said the platforms had provided them with information about support services, were more likely to say they would report again in the future.

Victim-survivors who said online dating platforms had given them information about support services were also more likely to report to the police.

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European Crime Prevention Conference




17 and 18 April 2024, Tallinn

The third European Crime Prevention Conference is dedicated to the prevention of organised crime. What is the current state of organised crime prevention? What can we do to effectively prevent the recruitment of young people into organised crime? How can the administrative approach disrupt organised crime activities? Additionally, topics such as the prevention of online fraud and trafficking in human beings will be explored.

The complete programme and registration details can be found on our website.


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AIC; Video visitation in prison and father–child relationships


Link to: Video visitation in Australian prisons: Perspectives on father–child contact

The Australian Institute of Criminology has released new research examining the use of video visitation in Australian prisons and its impact on father–child relationships. The study, by researchers from Sydney University, University of Wollongong and Western Sydney University, shows:

  • There is significant support for the use of video visits, especially when used to complement in-person visits.
  • Video visits improved the quality of father–child relationships, particularly by giving fathers access to the social world of the child via audiovisual connections.
  • Benefits of the technology included reduced travel time and costs associated with in-person visits, the fact that children did not need to visit correctional environments with the consequent harms associated with screening and security, and the reduction in contraband associated with in-person visits. Barriers included the lack of physical/non-verbal communication with children, and the varied technical issues that affected the operation of the equipment.

EUCPN Toolbox: Situational prevention of labour exploitation

EUCPN toolbox

The second part of the toolbox on work-related crime focuses on situational prevention. Rather than working against the conditions that give rise to problems with trafficking and exploitation, situational prevention strategies take these conditions as a starting point. It is a theory and approach focused on reducing the opportunities for crime to occur by altering or manipulating the immediate environment. 


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13th CEP Electronic Monitoring conference

3-5 December 2024, Cascais/Lisbon, Portugal

This year's theme, 'Beyond Control – Electronic Monitoring and Prevention,' delves into the crucial role electronic monitoring (EM) plays in meeting the goals of the criminal justice system. As EM continues to evolve and gain traction globally, this conference aims to explore its applications, effectiveness, and ethical considerations across various aspects, including domestic violence, juveniles, and pre-trial scenarios.


>>For a sneak peek at the conference's draft program, click here

>>To secure your spot at the forefront of these discussions, we encourage you to take advantage of our Early Bird pricing, available until May 1, 2024.

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Webinar Tackling Gang Crime

Thursday, April 18th 2024


Public Policy Exchange will be hosting a webinar Tackling Gang Crime: Supporting Young People and Improving Police and Multi-Agency Responses which will take place on Thursday, April 18th 2024 between 9:30 AM — 1:00 PM GMT.


Confirmed Speakers:

  • Cllr Priti Joshi - Leader of the Opposition at Oadby & Wigston Borough Council & Member of LGA Safer & Stronger Communities Board
  • Cllr Bobbie Dove - Chair of Children's Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee at BCP Council & Member of LGA Safer & Stronger Communities Board



  • Evaluate existing government strategies and legislative efforts to tackle gang crime, exploring opportunities for further action and assessing the value of taking a public health approach
  • Raise awareness of the risk of racial bias within government and police practices and discuss mechanisms for eliminating such discrimination
  • Discuss opportunities for a more coordinated multi-agency response to gang crime in local areas
  • Share experiences of best practice in rehabilitation efforts, minimising the risk of individuals rejoining gangs and reoffending
  • Examine current support offered to young people to prevent youth violence and avenues for improving the support provided within communities, schools and healthcare settings
  • Assess the efficacy of violence reduction units and the potential for further extending the reach of this scheme
  • Develop strategies for dismantling of drugs networks, reducing the risk of exploitation and intimidation, protecting victims of gang crime, and widening access to priority housing for those driven out of their homes
  • Explore the role of technology and social media in gang recruitment and methods for safeguarding young people online
  • Formulate strategies for improving the police response to gang crime with regard to both intelligence and community involvement




Brandenburg State Police University, Oranienburg/Berlin, Germany,
22 to 24 May 2024


The Brandenburg State Police University is hosting a conference on THE POLICE, INVESTIGATIVE INTERVIEWING AND HUMAN RIGHTS: LEGAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL AND PRACTICAL ASPECTS. This event will bring together a variety of participants and distinguished speakers from academia, police forces, other government authorities, international organisations and the human rights movement.

Conference Description

Registration deadline is 20 April 2024.


CEP webinar on Violent Extremism | Programme online!


CEP webinar on Violent Extremism | Programme online!



>Click here to register!

Registration is free of charge and closes on 21 March at 11 am (CET).



>>Click here to view the programme



Cuma Ülger, M.A. (Islamic Studies, Jewish-Christian Religious Studies and Pedagogy), is the Head of Justice Domain and Former Head of Advice Centre Hesse at Violence Prevention Network gGmbH in Hesse, Germany. He is a former lecturer at social work departments of various German universities. For many years, Ülger worked with prisoners in Hessian prisons, supported rehabilitation and reintegration processes for extremist offenders and worked with individuals at risk of radicalisation. A central part of his work focuses on returnees from war zones and supporting them in leaving extremist scenes.


Violence Prevention Network gGmbH

Violence Prevention Network gGmbH is an NGO that has been successfully active in the prevention of extremism as well as rehabilitation & reintegration support for two decades. Over the years, the Violence Prevention Network team has acquired internationally recognised expertise in working with ideologically motivated offenders by working with people at risk from right-wing extremism and Islamism.


Violence Prevention Network aims to help ideologically vulnerable people and violent offenders motivated by extremism to change their behaviour through deradicalisation work, to lead a self-reliant life and to become part of the democratic community (again) to prevent extremism of any kind. The non-profit organisation, headquartered in Berlin, provides tools and resources to help radicalised people reflect on and overcome their previous behaviour patterns. The aim is to empower them to lead a life in which they do not harm themselves or others. In addition, relatives and professionals are supported and trained in dealing with radicalised persons in a constructive way that promotes prevention.


More than 150 staff members are currently (2023) working for the Violence Prevention Network in eight federal states and in Europe, covering all facets of extremism prevention and deradicalisation in the phenomena of right-wing extremism and Islamism.



>>This is part of a Webinar series, more information


Call for expressions of interest 16th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion, 2026

The International Organizing Committee (IOC) of the bi-annual World Conferences on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion is inviting expressions of interest from organizations interested in hosting the 16th World Conference in 2026. These organizations must be academic, research, non-governmental practice, or governmental in nature (for-profit enterprises or commercial conference centres are ineligible).


The IOC is particularly encouraging bids from regions of the world that have not hosted a World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion in recent years.


Expressions of interest should provide brief information (4 pages) on:

1.     The mission and structure of the lead organization, with links to governmental, academic and international networks in which the organization is active (one page);

2.     Relevant institutions and collaborators (research, NGOs, practice) within the national network on injury and violence prevention (one page);

3.     Rationale, describing why the lead organization wants to host the conference (one page); and

4.     Existing financial resources and potential sponsors identified for the event on one page including any national government commitments.


After receipt of the responses to this call (deadline: May 1, 2024), the IOC will invite up to three candidates to prepare a full bid document to be submitted before June 30, 2024. Final selection and designation of the host institution and country will take place by August 2024. This allows the new host country to prepare the launch presentation of Safety 2026 in the closing session of the 15th World Conference in India in September 2024 (

International Organizing Committee

World Conferences on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion



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