Why Australia should be wary of the rise of the warrior cop, with tools to match

Research output: Contribution to journalOnline ResourceResearch


Heightened concerns over terrorism and claims of an escalation in gun-related crime have led to calls for Australian police to gain more widespread access to military-style rifles.

Two propositions need to be satisfied to support giving more police such weaponry. There must be both a credible threat and an identified deficiency in current police capabilities. To date, a convincing case has not been made for either.
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 6 Apr 2018


Cite this