Our research is recognised locally, nationally and internationally and its reputation is built on professionalism and innovation.
The following theme areas are currently undertaken by the Institute:
- Forensic Studies
- Policing Vulnerable Populations
- Drug and Alcohol Law Enforcement
- Interagency Collaboration
- Policing and the Media
- Risk Assessment
- And the research theme areas currently supported by the Institute
Practitioners and Academics - Working Together
TILES is committed to excellence in collaborative and interdisciplinary research that links practitioners with academics - together improving the quality of law enforcement and enhancing community safety.
Membership and Collaboration
TILES is a member of the Criminology, Law and Policing (CLP) research group at the University of Tasmania. The CLP research group aims to pursue new and innovative collaborative research opportunities with scholars across several major disciplines. The Institute is in active collaborative relationships with other (local, national and international) research centres and institutions.
TILES is engaged in successful partnership with the State Government and other organisations.
Research with the Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management
As an industry partner, the Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management (DPFEM) provides strong commitment and support to TILES in research that improves the quality of law enforcement and enhances community safety in Tasmania and Nationally.
- Researchers who wish to access Tasmania Police facilities or data will need to submit an application to conduct research with the Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management.
- The application is available on Tasmania Police website.
- As part of TILES relationship with DPFEM it has been agreed that all research applications should in the first instance be directed to the Director of TILES. The application will be registered, processed and forwarded to the Tasmania Police for review.
- Applicants will be advised of application outcomes by Tasmania Police.
Higher Degree by Research Programs
The Institute provides opportunities for Higher Degree by Research (HDR) programs - the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Research (MRes), and full fee paying postgraduate courses.
Research Integrity and Ethics
Prescribed standards of ethical conduct and performance are expected of all persons engaged in research at or through the University of Tasmania. TILES is committed to high ethical standards of research practice that is applied to all aspects of individual research projects.
Research Related External Links (A-Z)
- Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology (ANZSOC)
- Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency (ANZPAA)
- Australian Institute of Criminology
- Australian Bureau of Statistics
- Australian Research Council
- Centre for Law Enforcement & Public Health (CLEPH)
- Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management
- National Institute of Forensic Science (NIFS) - ANZPAA
- The Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society Inc (ANZFSS)