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Police union doth protest too much on cam trial, The Age, Editorial 11 June 2012
Frankston Police to Don Crime-Busting Cameras in $25k Trial, Ashley Argoon, Herald Sun 24 December 2013.
Body-Worn Cameras Being Trialled by Tassie Special Operations Group in The Fight Against Crime” Duncan Abey, Mercury, 1 October 2014.
RevealMedia Body Worn Cameras website
Downside of Police Body Cameras: Your Arrest Hits YouTube Timothy Williams, New York Times, 26 April 2015
With Evidence.com, Taser Looks to Cash in on Police Brutality Debate Ali Winston, Reveal News, 9 May 2015
FBI Investigates ‘Cloud’ Celebrity Picture Leaks BBC News, 2 September 2014.
Policy Body Cams: Bill Would Exempt Footage from FOIA” Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press, 14 April 2015
Police Officer Body-Worn Cameras: Assessing the Evidence” Office of Community Oriented Policing Services(PDF) (Michael D White 2014.Washington DC, 2014), 16.
Police Officer Body-Worn Cameras: Assessing the Evidence (PDF) Michael D White, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (Washington DC, 2014), 10.
Implementing a Body Worn Camera Program, Recommendations and Lessons Learnt (PDF), COPS Community Orientated Policing Services, Miller, Lindsay, Jessica Toliver, and Police Executive Research Forum. 2014.
Indigenous Deaths in Custody, A Report prepared by the Office of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission, Australian Human Rights Commission, October 1996
Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody
Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (RCIADIC) – 20 years on still waiting for police accountability National Police Accountability Network Media Release, 10 August 2011
Death in Custody of Kwementyaye Briscoe
Coronial Inquest into the death in custody of Kwementyaye Briscoe,(PDF) 17 September 2012. CITATION: Inquest into the death of Terence Daniel Briscoe  NTMC 032
Coronial inquest: The death of Kwementyaye Briscoe, Treaty Republic, January 2012
Alice Springs death in custody raises alarm The Australian, 4 February 2012
Lawyers call for independent probe into death Alice Online, 4 February 2012
Northern Territory’s “paperless arrest” laws
High Court action against NT to challenge police powers which will disproportionately impact Aboriginal people. Human Rights Law Centre, 31 March 2015
High Court Action Against Northern Territory Government Background Information(PDF), Human Rights Law Centre, 27 March 2015
Independent Investigation of Complaints against the Police, Policy Briefing Paper Flemington Kensington Community Legal Centre (2015)
Towards greater public confidence: A personal review of the current police complaints system for England and Wales, Deborah Glass, Commissioner Independent Police Complaints Commission (March 2014)
Shielded from Justice, Police Brutality and Accountability in the United States Human Rights Watch (1998)
Civil Litigation by Citizens against Australian Police between 1994 and 2002 June McCulloch and Darren Palmer (2005)
Mission Failure: Civilian Review of Policing in New York City Robert A Perry (2006)
Koori Complaints Project 2006-2008 Final Report Ethical Standards Department, Victoria Police Indigenous Issues Unit, Department of Justice (2009)
Coroner’s inquest into death of Tyler Cassidy
Finding of the Coroner’s Inquest into the Death of Tyler Cassidy Coroners Court of Victoria (November 2011)
Submissions on the Scope of the Inquest Human Rights Law Centre (2010)
Submissions on the Investigation of Deaths Associated with Police Contact Human Rights Law Centre (2010)
Closing HRLC Submissions to Coronial inquest into death of Tyler Cassidy Human Rights Law Centre (2008)
UN Communication lodged by Shani Cassidy on behalf of Tyler Cassidy Human Rights Law Centre (2013)
This free booklet is a general guide to help you when you deal with the police. A joint publication with Victoria Legal Aid (VLA). To order free copies contact Victoria Legal Aid publications unit on 03 9269 0234 or available Online.
A research report authored by Zrinijka Dolic and funded through the Legal Services Board and Victoria Law Foundation. Available online here: Race or Reason? Report (PDF)
Police Shootings in Victoria 1987 – 1989
Published by Fitzroy Legal Service (1992). Written by family members of those shot dead by Victoria Police about the campaign for accountability and justice. Four young men from the Flemington area were shot between 1987 and 1989.
$15 copies available. Please contact us on 03 9376 4355 or email@example.com
The publications listed below are only available via our lending library system or from the Victorian State Library. Contact centre staff for details.
“Busted: Breaking In and Breaking Through” Kensington Community School Law Video Young People Project (2005)
This video followed a charge of breaking and entering and the legal ramifications that follow. Students from Kensington Community School developed the idea for the video. They acted in the video and participated in the editing and filming of the video.
The CD Rom was available on loan for community groups or schools for education sessions.
Right Off: The attack on Human Rights in Australia (2002)
A joint publication of Federation of Community Legal Centre (Vic) Inc. Human Rights Working Group. Available online here: Right Off: Attack on Human Rights in Australia 2002 (PDF)
Livin’ on the High Rise (2000)
Action Research project conducted by Victoria University of Technology (VUT) students and FKCLC on the Kensington High Rise.
Issues facing the Horn of Africa Communities (1995)
An action research project investigating the legal needs of horn of African communities living on the Flemington High Rise estate and surrounding suburbs of Flemington and Kensington.
Listen to Me! (1993)
An education kit with video and training manual for young people and police. A joint initiative from the communities of Flemington & Kensington and Victoria Police.
Access to Justice
Civil & Political Rights
Summary Offences and Sentencing Bill (Vic) 2014. Submission to the Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Committee (SARC) regarding concerns about anti-protest ‘move-on’ powers amemdments to the Summary Offences and Sentencing Bill (Vic) 2014
Deaths implicating police in Victoria
‘Effective, Transparent, Accountable: An independent system to investigate police-related deaths in Victoria’ The Joint Submission of the Federation of CLCs, Darebin CLC, Flemington & Kensington CLC and the Human Rights Law Resource Centre to the Office of Police Integrity’s 2011 inquiry into the investigation of police involved deaths.
Racial Profiling & Discrimination
Upholding Our Rights: Towards Best Practice into Police Use of Force – Final Report published by the Human Rights Law Centre in September 2011
Upholding Our Rights: Towards Best Practice into Police Use of Force – Background Research Paper published by the Human Rights Law Centre in September 2011
Victorian and International Resources
The Federation’s report Taser Trap – Is Victoria Falling For it? brings together internal Victoria Police documents obtained by the Federation through freedom of information legislation, as well as publicly available information and the experience of CLC’s to warn the Victorian public that death and serious injury in connection with Taser use in Victoria is a real possibility. …
The use of taser weapons by NSW Police – NSW Ombudsman, November 2008:
How are Taser weapons used by the NSW Police Force? Special report to Parliament October 2012 https://www.ombo.nsw.gov.au/news-and-publications/publications/reports/police/how-are-taser-weapons-used-by-nsw-police-force
Review of Taser Policy, Training and Monitoring and Review Practices | QPS & CMC | July 2009
Queensland Police Service and the state’s Crime and Misconduct Commission joint review on police use of tasers.
ABC 4 Corners – ‘Lethal Force’ – Reports and Resources:
Braidwood Inquiry – British Columbia, Canada:
TASER Use Videos
RCMP – Death of Robert Dziekanski:
Use of Taser by UK police against meeting of G20 activists:
Discovery Channel/Taser International XREP Promotional Video:
Taser International Conference 2009 – Xrep Launch:
BART Police Fatal Shooting of Oscar Grant 1.1.2009:
Other useful resources:
Darius Rejali – ‘Torture and Democracy’ (2007) – p.190- 258 on use of electric shock as torture
Sample and template letters
Sample Complaint letter to IBAC (WORD document)
FOI request letter – VicPolice (WORD document)
A sample Freedom of Information Request letter to send to Victoria Police
FOI request letter – PTV (WORD document)
Information Request letter to send to Public Transport Victoria
Domestic and foreign research
The More Things Change The More They Stay The Same: Report by the Peer Advoacy Outreach Project on Racial Profiling across Melbourne, Flemington Kensington Community Legal Centre, (July 2015)
Equality is not the Same Report Victoria Police (December 2013)
Victoria Police Review of Field Contact Policy and Processes Cultural & Indigenous Research Centre Australia (November 2013)
Learning to Engage: A Review of Victoria Police Cross-Cultural Training Practices Centre for Cultural Diversity and Wellbeing, Victoria University (December 2013)
FKCLC / Arnold Bloch Leibler Submission as part of the Community Consultation Flemington and Kensington Community Legal Centre and Arnold Bloch Liebler (2013)
Key documents for Haile-Michael Race Discrimination Case Various Sources (2013-current)
Final Report on How Demographic Factors ShapYoung People’s Experiences with and Attitudes toward the Police Flemington and Kensington Community Legal Centre (March 2011)
‘Boys, you want to give me some action': Interventions into policing of racialised communities in Melbourne Fitzroy Legal Service, Western Suburbs Legal Service and Springvale Monash Legal Service (2010)
Rights of Passage: The experiences of Australians-Sudanese young people Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (December 2008)
Rights of Passage: two years on Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (October 2010)
Institutional Racism in Victoria: Always and everywhere a different phenomena Gabriellel Berman (2008)
SEAAC Submission to the Victorian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission African Young People Research Project Southern Ethnic Advisory & Advocacy Council (March 2008)
Real Solutions to Racial Profiling Professor Ben Bowling at the Flemington Community Centre (2012)
Racism, Racial Profiling and Health Associate Professor Yin Paradies (2013)
Cultural Competence Continuum based on various articles by Kathy Seitzinger Hepburn
Floyd v NYPD (2011) court order of the United States District Court, Southern District of New York
Expert Report on NYPD Stop, Question and Frisk Patterns for the case of Floyd v NYPD Professor Jeffrey Fagan (2012)
Unequal under the Law: Racial Profiling in Louisiana American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana (2009)
Minnesota Statewide Racial Profiling Report: Report on the Minnesotta legislature Institute on Race and Poverty (2003)
Resource Guide on Racial Profiling Data Collection Systems; Promising Practices and Lesson Learned (2000) – US Department of Justice
Racial Profiling Data Collection Resource Centre – Clearing-house for data collection efforts, law & policy, police initiatives & analytical tools)
Chapter: Racially Biased Policing: The Law Enforcement Response to the Race-Crime Association (2008) – This chapter summarises the research on the race-crime implicit bias and discusses the policy implications for law enforcement agencies.
Racially Biased Policing: A Principled Response, Police Executive Research Forum (2001) – Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (Fridell, Lunney, Diamond and Kubu)
How to Correctly Collect and Analyze Racial Profiling Data: Your Reputation Depends On It!, Final Project Report for Racial Profiling Data Collection and Analysis – Joyce McMahon, Joel Garner, Ronald Davis and Amanda Kraus.
UN Committee on the Elimination of All forms of racism – UK 2011 (see paragraph 18)
Stop and Think: A Critical Review of the Use of Stop and Search Powers in England and Wales (2011) – Equality and Human Rights Commission
Stop and Think Again (2013) – Equality and Human Rights Commission
Just Justice: A study into black young people’s experiences of the youth justice system -Edited by Professor David Wilson & Gwyther Rees (The Children’s Society, 2006)
Ottawa Police Service Racial Profiling policy 2011 – result of litigation settlement
Report of the Aboriginal Justice Inquiry, Manitoba, CanadaBias Free Policing, Kingston Data Collection Project – Wortley, Centre for Criminology University of TorontoRacial
Profiling in Canada: Challenging the Myth of ‘A Few Bad Apples’ – Carol Tator and Frances Henry (University of Toronto Press, 2006)
The Colour of Justice: Policing Race in Canada – David M Tanovich (Irwin Law, 2006)
Report on Strategies for Effective Police Stop and Search project (STEPPS) 2009 – Bulgaria, Hungary and Spain
Reducing Ethnic Profiling in the European Union – A Handbook of Good Practices – Open Society Justice Initiative (Open Society Institute 2013)
Addressing Ethnic Profiling by Police, A report on the Strategies for Effective Police Stop and Search Project – Open Society Justice Initiative (Open Society Institute 2009)
Race Discrimination Case (Haile-Michael v Konstantinidis)
For official documents relating to the Haile-Michael v Konstantinidis case, please see here.
Equality is not the same report and associated materials
For materials relating to the Victoria Police’s ‘Equality is not the Same’ report, please see here.
Other significant case law
Watson v Kaba (2013) – Melbourne Magistrates Court Decision currently under appeal
Chief Commissioner of Police v Coroner Bryant (2009)
Myer Stores Ltd v Soo (1991)
Anti-racial profiling training
For resources relating to anti-racial profiling training, please see here.