CJRC researcher and lecturer Dr Cassandra Cross from the School of Justice, Faculty of Law, has recently published an article in the Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice which examines experiences of secondary trauma for older fraud victims. Read more
CJRC researcher Dr Cassandra Cross, from the School of Justice, Faculty of Law, has recently published an article in the CJRC’s International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy. The article was included in the journal’s most recent issue (Vol 5, No 4) and looks at the fraud victimisation of seniors. Read more
The four-day workshop was the opening element of a major Commonwealth Parliamentary Project on cybercrime and cybersecurity run in partnership with the Organization of American States and the Commonwealth Secretariat and funded by the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Read more
“Tainted love”: A symposium exploring the reality of romance fraud
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) reported that $8 million was lost to romance fraud by Australians in 2014, making it the highest category of financial loss across all fraud types. Given the known low levels of reporting for this crime type, this figure is unlikely to represent the true extent of harm incurred by romance fraud.
Despite the magnitude of these losses, romance fraud remains somewhat of a hidden problem in society. Many victims are unable to disclose their situation to those around them, for a variety of reasons including the associated shame and stigma of this crime type.
Join with us for this important symposium, hosted by the Crime and Justice Research Centre, QUT, which seeks to explore issues surrounding the prevention and support of romance fraud victims.
- Date: Tuesday 31 May 2016
- Time: 9am-1pm (morning tea provided)
- Venue: Owen J Wordsworth Room, Level 12, S block, Gardens Point Campus, Queensland University of Technology, 2 George St, Brisbane, QLD, 4000
To register for this event, click here.