Recently Published – ““I’ve Lost Some Sleep over It”: Secondary Trauma in the Provision of Support to Older Fraud Victims

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

Recently Published: “Exploring seniors’ attitudes towards identity crime”

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CJRC researcher Dr Cassandra Cross from the School of Justice, Faculty of Law, has recently published an article in the Security Journal titled “‘But I’ve never sent them any personal details apart from my driver’s licence number…’: Exploring seniors’ attitudes towards identity crime”. Read more

Recently Published – ‘They’re Very Lonely’: Understanding the Fraud Victimisation of Seniors

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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

CJRC Researchers Present at Commonwealth Parliamentarians Workshop on Cybersecurity and Cybercrime

Commonwealth Parliamentary Cybercrime and Cybersecurity Project: Asia-Pacific Regional Workshop

Earlier this week, CJRC researchers Dr. Monique MannDr. Cassandra Cross and Dr. Angela Daly presented at the Asia-Pacific Regional Workshop for Parliamentarians held at Queensland Parliament House.

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

Upcoming Event — “Tainted love”: A symposium exploring the reality of romance fraud

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“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.

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