17 episodes

The Australian Police Journal (APJ) is the country’s preeminent true crime and policing publication, and it has launched a monthly podcast series! Join host Jason Byrnes (jason@apjl.com.au) as he discusses new APJ articles as well as interviews authors and other people of note, about serious crimes, police history, contemporary developments in policing, and future initiatives. The 'APJ' and 'Policing Australia: The Official Podcast of the Australian Police Journal' are produced by the Australian Police Journal Pty Ltd, a not-for-profit company which traces its history to 1946 when the then Australian police commissioners authorised the publication of a periodical aimed at enhancing technical skills among the police forces of the era.The APJ's webpage is www.apjl.com.au

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The Australian Police Journal (APJ) is the country’s preeminent true crime and policing publication, and it has launched a monthly podcast series! Join host Jason Byrnes (jason@apjl.com.au) as he discusses new APJ articles as well as interviews authors and other people of note, about serious crimes, police history, contemporary developments in policing, and future initiatives. The 'APJ' and 'Policing Australia: The Official Podcast of the Australian Police Journal' are produced by the Australian Police Journal Pty Ltd, a not-for-profit company which traces its history to 1946 when the then Australian police commissioners authorised the publication of a periodical aimed at enhancing technical skills among the police forces of the era.The APJ's webpage is www.apjl.com.au

    Crime Reporting & Body Language

    Crime Reporting & Body Language

    Veteran crime reporter and new APJ Editor Simon Bouda, joins host Jason Byrnes to talk about his journalistic career, themes in crime reporting and the contents of the latest issue of the APJ (September 2022).
    Retired US police officer Sean Grogan then joins Jason to talk about body language and its implications for policing. Sean currently teaches body language to police around the world; his conversation with Jason ranges from basic principles about body language to the use of polygraphs/lie detector tests. Sean also mentions how his police canine became injured during a drug search a few years ago.
    The podcast can be listened to at www.apjl.com.au/podcast/ or through any of the main podcast apps.
    Host: Jason Byrnes
    Guests: Simon Bouda AM and Sean Grogan

    • 45 min
    Money Laundering in Australia

    Money Laundering in Australia

    Money laundering is an insidious crime which harms the Australian way of life. 

    Author and financial crime expert Nathan Lynch talks to podcast host Jason Byrnes about money laundering and some of the excellent work done by Australian law enforcement and criminal intelligence agencies in countering the crime. 
    Examples discussed include failures by banks to monitor financial transactions, public/private partnerships to investigate offences, and Australia’s tardiness in implementing anti-money laundering legislation. Nathan’s book ‘The Lucky Laundry’ has just been published.
    You can listen to the podcast either by going to www.apjl.com.au/podcast/ or downloading the episode from your podcast host of choice.

    • 51 min
    A Commissioner’s Perspective – Western Australia

    A Commissioner’s Perspective – Western Australia

    Chris Dawson APM was the 29th Commissioner of the Western Australia Police Force. This month he retired from the role and was appointed Governor of the state of Western Australia – the first time a former police officer has occupied the viceregal position.
    Before he left the force, Commissioner Dawson spoke to Policing Australia to discuss his thoughts on policing. He also talked about his 38-year career in law enforcement, including three years leading what is now called the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC), and managing the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Visit the APJ’s website at www.apjl.com.au to read, hear and look at more content. Drop us a line at apj@apjl.com.au to suggest what topics, personalities or stories we can cover in future issues.

    • 34 min
    Missing, Presumed Dead

    Missing, Presumed Dead

    Listen to barrister Mark Tedeschi QC as he discusses one of the more notable episodes in his prosecutorial career – the prosecution of notorious murderer Bruce Burrell. As Crown Prosecutor, Tedeschi worked with a legal team and police to secure the conviction of Burrell for two vicious murders, committed for financial gain. The bodies of the victims have never been found.
    In the podcast you will head Tedeschi talk about a range of issues including lessons for police in preparing thorough briefs of evidence, the strategies used to get the cases to court, changes to legislation that partly arose from the cases, and some of the decisions regarding what evidence was and wasn’t allowed to be presented at trial. 
    Tedeschi’s book – Missing, Presumed Dead – is a fascinating insight to the challenges facing police and prosecutors, and also touches on what was probably a third murder committed by Burrell.
    Host: Jason Byrnes
    Guest: Mark Tedeschi QC

    • 46 min
    Nabbing Ned Kelly

    Nabbing Ned Kelly

    Author David Dufty talks about his book – ‘Nabbing Ned Kelly: The extraordinary true story of the men who brought Australia's notorious outlaw to justice'. The book is a refreshingly new look at the work of police in bringing a major criminal to justice in colonial Victoria. It challenges the myths surrounding Kelly and his gang, who were in real life vicious and violent thugs. The book is published by Allen & Unwin and is widely available now.

    Check out www.apjl.com.au for more information about the Australian Police Journal.

    Host: Jason Byrnes
    Guest: David Dufty

    • 48 min
    Murder, Manhunt and a Movie Audition

    Murder, Manhunt and a Movie Audition

    The story of a multi-jurisdictional manhunt for a vicious murderer who killed and beheaded his victim. During his time on the run, the offender decided to audition as an extra for a major movie! He was eventually captured at gunpoint in the remove Northern Territory. The author was one of the leading investigators into the matter. APJ Editor Pat Paroz also provides an overview of the diverse range of articles in the latest issue of the APJ – March 2022.
    Check out the APJ’s webpage – www.apjl.com.au – for more information about the journal.
    Guests: Detective Chief Inspector Stewart Leggat and APJ Editor Pat Paroz APM
    Host: Jason Byrnes

    • 28 min

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