Crime Stoppers Victoria Podcast Series
Crime Stoppers Victoria produce a series of podcasts relating to crime and community safety.
Here you can listen to our published podcasts. You can listen here, or on Spotify or iTunes.
Elder Abuse: Prevention and Protection
In this five-part series, Crime Stoppers Victoria explores the issue of elder abuse with in-depth discussions from members of Senior Rights Victoria, Victoria Police, the Office of the Public Advocate and the Law Institute of Victoria.
Bushfire Arson and Reckless Fires – Safety and Investigations
Illicit Tobacco – The High Price of Crime in the Tobacco Industry
In this new three-part series, Crime Stoppers Victoria explores the world of illicit tobacco trade in Australia.
In part one, Australian Border Force Commander Greg Linsdell joins the podcast to detail how criminals are importing illicit tobacco into Australia, growing it locally and distributing product to retailers.
In part two of a three-part series, illicit trade detection expert Rohan Pike joins the Crime Stoppers Victoria Podcast to share his expertise on the reasons associated with the growth of illicit tobacco trade in Australia.
In part three of our three-part series, we continue our discussion with illicit trade detection expert Rohan Pike and discuss the interception of illicit tobacco shipments, law enforcement and crimes taking place in convenience stores.
Motor Vehicle Theft – Methods and Misconceptions
Cars being hotwired in a train station carpark is so last decade. In 2020, most cars are stolen with their own keys.
Crime Stoppers Victoria speaks to Geoff Hughes, Chief Executive of the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council (NMVTRC) to discuss motor vehicle theft in 2020, looking at methods and misconceptions associated to this form of criminal activity.
Cybercrime – Online Threats and Protection During Covid-19
Crime Stoppers Victoria explores the opportunities cyber criminals are exploiting during the current global pandemic.
The podcast takes both a local and international look at the types of online criminal activity occurring and how we can best protect ourselves from becoming a victim.
In part-one, Doug Witschi, Associate Director of Cybercrime Threat Response INTERPOL shares the global impact cyber criminal activity is having during Covid-19. We also learn on how to best protect ourselves from cyber criminals.
In part-two, Professor Yang Xiang, Dean of the Digital Research and Innovation Platform at Swinburne University of Technology discusses the various methods cyber criminals are adopting during Covid-19. The discussion also looks at making online payments, trading in cryptocurrency and keeping safe online from cyber criminals.
Listen to our Cybercrime podcast below.
Rural Crime – Intentions, Prevention and Detection
Crime Stoppers Victoria takes a look into the world of rural crime by speaking to experts in the study of this form of behaviour and from farmers themselves who understand it first-hand.
In part-one, rural criminologist, author and senior lecturer at the University of New England, Dr Alistair Harkness speaks to Crime Stoppers Victoria on the motives and impacts of farm crime taking place across the state of Victoria.
The discussion also provides tips on help prevent crime taking place on your farm and how to play a role in solving rural crime activity.
In part-two, three farmers from the Wimmera region of Victoria, David Johincke, Sam Eagle and Bruce Crafter, discuss their first hand experiences relating to farm crime activity and preventative measures.
Listen to our Rural Crime podcast below.
A Home Away From Home – The International Student Experience
In the first of a two-part series, Crime Stoppers Victoria chats to City of Melbourne Councillor Philip Le Liu in relation to international students in Melbourne and their experiences, joys and challenges in living in a new city and new country.Our discussion touches on settling in Melbourne, meeting new people, their feelings towards safety, issues with racism and how they navigate through a completely new environment.