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Nicole Billante


Featured Publication

  • Preventative Policing 30 November 2004 | The Centre for Independent Studies
    In this companion paper to “Six Questions About Civility” (2002), Nicole Billante explores ways to combat the problem of rising crime in Australia, looking particularly at the initiatives carried out in New York in the 1990s.
    In this companion paper to “Six Questions About Civility” (2002), Nicole Billante explores ways to combat the problem of rising crime in Australia, looking particularly at the initiatives carried out in New York in the 1990s.
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Media & Commentary

  • The need for political civility 18 August 2017 | Ideas@TheCentre
    The word ‘civility’ shares an etymological root with the idea of ‘citizenship’ on the one hand, and of ‘civilisation’ on the other. This alerts us to two distinct but related ways in which the concept gets applied. The first sense…
    The word ‘civility’ shares an etymological root with the idea of ‘citizenship’ on the one hand, and of ‘civilisation’ on the other. This alerts us to two distinct but related ways in which the concept gets applied. The first sense…
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  • We need more police and to use them better 25 March 2003 | The Canberra Times
    Across Australia the number of police per 10,000 people has risen by about 37 per cent between 1964 and 2000. The ratio of police to persons varies by state, but, with the exclusion of the Northern Territory, all states and…
    Across Australia the number of police per 10,000 people has risen by about 37 per cent between 1964 and 2000. The ratio of police to persons varies by state, but, with the exclusion of the Northern Territory, all states and…
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  • A glimmer of hope on the mean streets 06 March 2003 | The Australian
    Statistics coming out of NSW this week suggest that the 40-year trend of rising crime in Australia may be coming to an end. Over the past two years, robberies, burglaries and car theft fell substantially in NSW, while assaults and…
    Statistics coming out of NSW this week suggest that the 40-year trend of rising crime in Australia may be coming to an end. Over the past two years, robberies, burglaries and car theft fell substantially in NSW, while assaults and…
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  • The Price of Crime Without Doing Time 07 February 2003 | The Newcastle Herald
    The Australian crime rate has escalated over the past 40 years. According to the International Crime Victim Survey of 17 countries, Australia now ranks second highest overall (behind England and Wales) on the rate of victimisation, and we score higher…
    The Australian crime rate has escalated over the past 40 years. According to the International Crime Victim Survey of 17 countries, Australia now ranks second highest overall (behind England and Wales) on the rate of victimisation, and we score higher…
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  • Our leaders have a responsibility to uphold standards 28 June 2002 | The Australian
    The name-calling and personal attacks so readily used by Australian politicians—such as Mark Latham's derogatory remarks about the Prime Minister demonstrated this week—show a complete lack of civility. Civility may be dismissed by some as an old-fashioned concept that has…
    The name-calling and personal attacks so readily used by Australian politicians—such as Mark Latham's derogatory remarks about the Prime Minister demonstrated this week—show a complete lack of civility. Civility may be dismissed by some as an old-fashioned concept that has…
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Publications

  • The Beat Goes On: Policing for Crime Prevention 01 July 2003 | IA38
    The ‘New York Miracle’ – a remarkable drop (over 60%) in crime during the 1990s – has been credited by some to the dramatic change in the policing policies of the New York Police Department. They built these policies around the Broken Windows theory of crime, which argues there is…...
    The ‘New York Miracle’ – a remarkable drop (over 60%) in crime during the 1990s – has been credited by some to the dramatic change in the policing policies of the New York Police Department. They built these policies around the Broken Windows theory of crime, which argues there is…
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  • The Thinning Blue Line 19 March 2003 | IA31
    The likelihood that a criminal will be caught after committing an offence is an important deterrent for potential offenders. However, on average across Australia, the number of police has not increased significantly enough to combat rising crime. Reported serious crime (homicide, rape/sexual assault, assault, robbery, break and enter, and motor…...
    The likelihood that a criminal will be caught after committing an offence is an important deterrent for potential offenders. However, on average across Australia, the number of police has not increased significantly enough to combat rising crime. Reported serious crime (homicide, rape/sexual assault, assault, robbery, break and enter, and motor…
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  • Six Questions About Civility 03 July 2002 | OP82
    Civility is a moral virtue and a social responsibility, contributing to the public good and the quality of life. Yet the term civility is often used without a true understanding of what it is and why it is important. Commentators are often quick to point out its decline without providing…...
    Civility is a moral virtue and a social responsibility, contributing to the public good and the quality of life. Yet the term civility is often used without a true understanding of what it is and why it is important. Commentators are often quick to point out its decline without providing…
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