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Inside the mind of a burglar

Dr Natalie Gately
74 Leichhardt Street, Griffith ACT - FREE EVENT
10:30am-11:30am 4 July 2013

Dr Natalie Gately

Burglars are opportunistic, generally choose their targets at random and know all the tricks householders try to use as deterrents.

In conjunction with the Australian Institute of Criminology, researchers from ECU’s School of Law and Justice conducted the study with 69 participants who admitted to having committed a burglary and discussed their “practices” with the researchers.

In this seminar Dr Natalie Gately will outline the research and its findings, and implications for law enforcement.


Natalie Gately is the co-principle investigator working on a number of research projects into young offenders, youth justice and public perceptions of youth who commit crimes. She is also the co-principle investigator and co-author of the YORI (Young Offender Risk Inventory) a ‘screening out’ tool currently being trialed by the West Australian Department of Corrective Services. She has conducted research in the Perth Children’s Court and conducts research with the WA Police, the Department of the Attorney General and the Drug and Alcohol Office in Western Australia.

In addition to her teaching and research interests, Natalie is currently the WA Site Manager of the Drug Use Monitoring in Australia (DUMA) Project, which is run by the Australian Institute of Criminology.

Before entering into academia, Natalie had a career in the media with Channel 7 in both Sydney and Perth.

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