Home Affairs, Policing and Security Science (HAPSS) Research Group

Organisation profile

Organisation profile

Aims and Objectives of the Home Affairs, Policing and Security Science (HAPSS) Research Group

HAPSS seeks to advance public and community safety across Australia and globally through multi-disciplinary, collaborative, impactful, industry relevant research and consultancy outputs.

HAPSS brings together a large number of academics, and from across the Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences with diverse disciplines and knowledge areas, including but not limited to:

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Behavioural sciences
  • Biosecurity and bioterrorism
  • Customs and border protection
  • Counter-terrorism
  • Criminology
  • Cyber security
  • Data sciences
  • Defence studies
  • Ethics, privacy and security
  • Emergency management
  • Engineering
  • Forensics
  • Financial crime
  • Intelligence studies
  • Justice studies
  • Law
  • Policing and law enforcement studies
  • Science and technology studies
  • Security studies

Some areas listed, for example cyber security, are the focus of existing and vibrant research areas in the Faculty. HAPSS does not dilute or duplicate efforts being made in other groups. Rather, HAPSS seeks to work closely with existing research groups and industry to help better broker and coordinate researchers and research efforts across different groups where there is a home affairs, policing and/or security science component to the research.

Thematic Priorities for HAPSS

The following 5 Research Thematic Priorities (RTP’s) capture the work of the research Group:

  • Citizenship, Immigration & Border Security (CIBS);
  • National and International Security (NIS);
  • Cybercrime & Security;
  • Law Enforcement & Policing (LEP);
  • Emergency Management & Preparedness (EMP).

The scope of each RTP centres on:

  • Prevention
  • Disruption
  • Reduction
  • Professional Practice

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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