What is the study about?
This is a study with Queensland adults aged 18 and over on policing priorities and how crime is perceived in the local community.
The Queensland Police Service has retained Griffith University to ask the Queensland community about their perceptions of different crimes and the harms they cause.
This research will assist in the understanding of public attitudes toward crime harm, crime seriousness, and community safety, and will help guide where police can focus more effort and resources.
How did we get your telephone number?
In order to ensure that the sample represents all sectors of the Queensland population, telephone numbers have been generated at random and therefore include both listed and unlisted numbers. The process used to randomly generate numbers was to select all eligible 6 digit prefixes and then randomly append the remaining digits to generate a phone number.
For this research we are specifically looking to speak with residents of Queensland. To assist us in contacting Queenslanders your mobile phone number was provided by a list provider. These listed numbers are used strictly for research purposes only.
These lists include telephone numbers listed in the white pages along with lists from other parties such as charities, telemarketing companies and other business entities.
The list provider is SamplePages. More information and instructions on how to remove your mobile number can be found on their website www.samplepages.com.au Please be assured that this invitation has no connection to any previous contact you may have had with Queensland Police
How long will the survey take to complete?
The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete, depending on your answers. The survey is easy to answer and the questions are mainly about your perceptions of different crimes and the harms they cause.
Is the survey compulsory?
The survey is entirely voluntary; however, your participation is important. We want to be sure that the findings reflect the views of all Queenslanders, so it is important that we speak to a broad range of people about their thoughts and experiences.
What do I need to do?
An interviewer from The Social Research Centre may call in the next week or so.
If we call your landline, the interviewer will invite an adult from your household to participate. They will ask to speak to someone in your household who is 18 years of age or older.
If we call your mobile, as long as you are over 18 years old, we would like to speak with you as the phone owner.
How do we ensure your privacy is protected?
website which provides instructions for access to and correcting personal information or making queries about privacy and personal information provided.
Your responses to individual survey questions will only be recorded numerically in a data file and stored electronically on password protected computers at Griffith University. The data will be reported in aggregate form, which means no individual responses will be used to draw inferences about community attitudes.
The findings will be compiled in a report for the Queensland Police Service and may also be used by the research team to prepare scholarly publications in academic journals.
What if I have concerns about the study?
This research has received approval to proceed by the Griffith University Ethics Committee (GU ref no: 2016/822). Griffith University conducts research in accordance with the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research. If you have any concerns or complaints about the ethical conduct of this research project you should contact the Manager, Research Ethics on (07) 37354375 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to speak to the project leader at Griffith University please contact the Social Research Centre on 1800 023 040 and leave your details for a researcher to contact you.