Kate Wild is a Walkley Award-winning investigative journalist and author. Her book Waiting for Elijah examines the fatal police shooting of a mentally ill man in New South Wales.
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The prevention state: Part four
In the face of widespread criticism of strip-searches, NSW Police offers a candid defence of preventative policing: You are meant to fear us.
The prevention state: Part two
Risk has overtaken wealth as the organising principle of society. But the powers being granted police are not always based on real threats.
The prevention state: Part three
As authorities try to prevent crimes that haven’t happened, legislation is increasingly targeting people for whom it was not intended.
The prevention state: Part one
Governments and police are trying to pre-empt danger with legislation. But when the risk is terrorism, there are limits to what is possible.
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