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Countrywide Austral is a legitimate publishing company. It’s ABN is 83 146 901 797 and its office is located at 310 King Street, Melbourne.

If you are contacted by any other company purporting to be selling advertisements for the AiPol journal or allegedly supporting AiPol please immediately contact Countrywide Austral on 03 9937 0200 or in the first instance.

Unfortunately, there are some unscrupulous companies and individuals who attempt to sell advertisements for magazines and journals that they do not produce or publish. Please ensure that the person contacting you in relation to advertising in our AiPol journal is actually employed by Countrywide Austral.

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Both Countrywide Austral and AiPol are registered organisations and AiPol has an excellent business and strategic relationship with Countrywide Austral.

Since 2009, the AiPol journal has been distributed to Police Members and all Police Stations. Various Customs, Border Protection and other related security fields also receive copies.

It is through legitimate companies such as Countrywide Austral’s support of AiPol that enables us to continue to grow and help achieve our objects to:

a) promote the policing profession;

b) promote professional practice standards within the policing profession;

c) endorse education related to the policing profession;

d) certify individual police practitioners;

e) develop, promote and encourage ethical standard of policing practice;

f) to facilitate the sharing of research and information as to best practice policing;

g) to enhance public confidence in the police profession and the services provided to the public by members of the policing profession; and

h) to promote professional mobility of police practitioners.

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The AiPOL JOURNAL provides an important forum to discuss concepts and ideas on ways to achieve better policing for our community as well as dealing with the issues that affect the welfare, wellbeing and safety of police in general.

Volume 10 Number 3 November 2018 Edition AiPol Journal

  • Taking Stock: A decade of drug policy
  • Targeting iliicit drugs
  • Criminal innovation and illicit global markets – transnational crime in Asia
  • The international darknet drugs trade – a regional analysis of cryptomarkets
  • IDDR 2016-17 importation methods
  • IDDR 2016-17 National seizures and arrests
  • Symbolic perceptions of methamphetamine: differentiating between ice and shake
  • Crime does pay, the war on drugs doesn’t
  • Post-war prevention: emerging frameworks to prevent drug use after the War on Drugs
  • Nine reasons why ecstasty is not quite what it used to be
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Previous Editions

Volume 10 Number 2 July 2018 Edition AiPol Journal

  • The science of Fake News
  • Fake News: A legal perpective
  • Fake News – and what (not) to do about it
  • The genuine problem of Fake News
  • Putin was ‘good’ and Obama was ‘bad’
  • Measuring the reach of “Fake News” and online disinformation in Europe
  • Jordan Peele’s simulated Obama PSA is a double-edged warning against Fake News
  • Should the UK adopt European-style Fake News laws?
  • Misinformation for profit
  • Sharing Fake News could land you a fine of AED1 million
  • Fake News, hacking threat to democracy now on ‘unseen scale’, report says
  • New standards for journalists to fight Fake News
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Volume 10 Number 1 March 2018 Edition AiPol Journal

  • Welcome to our new editor Dr Amanda Davies
  • Technology, data and reliable prediction
  • Fighting crime with Slack
  • Apple Health data used in murder trial
  • Cops use murdered woman’s Fitbit to charge her husband
  • Artificial Intelligence and Law Enforcement
  • Hitachi built an AI security system that follows you through a crowd
  • This crime-solving AI was originally developed to help astronauts-in-training
  • Eerie tech promises to copy anyone’s voice from just one minute of audio
  • Of, for, and by the people: the legal lacuna of synthetic persons
  • Kanagawa police to launch AI-based predictive policing system before Olympics
  • As Artificial Intelligence evolves, so does its criminal potential
  • AI uses Bitcoin trail to find and help sex-trafficking victims
  • Policing, technology and terrorism in the 21st century
  • Dutch police use augmented reality to investigate crime scenes
  • Dubai police to deploy robotic patrols
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Volume 9 No.2 Summer 2017

  • Statement on NSW Coroner’s findings and recommendations into the Lindt Café Siege
  • The 45 recommendations of Lindt Café Siege inquest
  • Defence support to domestic counter-terrorism arrangements
  • Press Conference with Chief of the Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin AC
  • A strong and secure Australia
  • Press Conference with the Attorney-General, Minister for Immigration and Border Protection and Minister for Justice
  • Inquest finding into the death of radicalised teen Numan Haider
  • Reviewing the ADF’s role in domestic counter-terrorism responses
  • Police legitimacy and engaging with terrorism
  • Social media and police: Potential for conflict and mistrust
  • The true story of the Lindt Café
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Volume 9, No.1 Winter 2017

  • Presentation on increased needs for both security and police departments
  • Food crime and the Uk’s Food Crime Unit
  • Theory or not theory? That is the question
  • Official Crime Statistics: the dark figure of hate crime in Wales
  • The sustainability of Policing Domestic Abuse: Insights from Wales and Australia
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Volume 8, No.1 - 2016

  • Sustainability: a briefing paper
  • Domestic abuse – a continuing problem for police
  • The Russell Street bombing 30 years on
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Volume 7, No.2 - 2015

  • Starting from Scratch:
    Planning Practices of Police Recruits in Western Australia
    Jane Tudor-Owen, Adrian J. Scott, Pamela J. Henry and Ray Bull
  • Migrants in Police Forces:
    A Sociological Attempt to Get a Broader Picture
    Professor Dr. Jonas Grutzpalk
  • Crime and Tourism:
    The Police Response
    R.I. Mawby

Volume 7, No.1 - 2015

  • Responding to Active Shooter Incidents in Australia
    Gene Hodgins and Anthony Saliba
  • Methamphetamine use among Australian Police Detainees
    Susan Goldsmid and Rick Brown
  • Is anyone remotely interested? The rise of the police drone
    Mike Coliandris and Geoff Coliandris

Volume 6, No. 2 - 2014

  • Decision Making and the National Intelligence Model:
  • No Accounting for Decision Bias – Palmer P, Pournara M, Espinosa Delgardo I and Palmer H
  • Mental Health and Policing in the UK – A Watershed Moment? – Professor Jenny Fleming
  • Policing Youth Curfews: The Wee Willie Winkie Model of Enforcing Bail Conditions – Angela Robinson and Isabelle Bartkowiak-Théron
  • Governing Science – Malcolm K. Sparrow

Volume 6, No. 1 - 2014

  • The State we are in – Thoughts about devolution proposals for Welsh policing – Professor Colin Rogers
  • Online Investigation: Using the Internet for Investigative Policing Practice – Steve Elers
  • Social Media and Police Leadership: Lessons from Boston
  • Gender and Perceptions of Police

Volume 5, No. 2 - 2013

  • Policing Domestic Abuse Effectively: A Blueprint for Success? – Geoff Coliandris and Colin Rogers
  • Reducing the Influence of Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs
  • Postcard from the UK: Police and Crime Commissioners – Professor Jenny Fleming
  • Police Science: Toward a New Paradigm – David Weisburd and Peter Neyroud
  • Developments in Commonwealth Privacy Legislation for Locating Missing Persons – Natalie Clements

Volume 5, No. 1 - 2013

  • How people decide to act on risk: an organisational behaviour perspective of risk assessment and decision making- Greg Linsdell
  • Applied Ethics: a call for a new approach to police diversity training – Phil Palmer
  • Five Years on ANAPAA and Professionalization – Larry Proud
  • Toward a New Professionalism in Policing – Christopher Stone and Jeremy Travis

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