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The Australian Institute of Criminology is Australia's national research and knowledge centre on crime and justice. We seek to promote justice and reduce crime by undertaking and communicating evidence-based research to inform policy and practice.

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CrimBrief The Official Blog of the AIC

Drug Driving – What the research shows

In the media

Comprehensive media story on exploitation of partner and fiancé visas luring women into slavery and servile marriages in Australia – the Agency France Presse story features AIC research:

The original report is available here:

2014 Australian Crime & Violence Prevention Awards

The Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Award nomination period has been extended to August 15th 2014.

If you or your organisation is aware of a community, local government or police run program that is having a real influence on preventing crime and/or violence please check the nomination out and consider nominating them.

It’s important we recognise, promote and reward the best crime and violence prevention projects around Australia.

Find out more or nominate for an ACVPA award.

Fraud against the Commonwealth survey

The 2013-14 online survey is now available for the designated representative of each Commonwealth entity to complete on the secure website.

Criminology Research Grants

The Australian Institute of Criminology invites applications from individuals or organisations seeking to undertake quality research which is relevant to both current and future Australian criminal justice policy and makes a substantial and original contribution to criminological knowledge.

The Institute encourages applications from organisations or collaborative teams with a demonstrated capacity to deliver high quality criminological research outcomes.

Application forms are available at:

The closing date for applications is Friday, 29 August 2014


14th Australasian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

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29 March to 1 April 2015, Auckland, New Zealand

This conference is a unique opportunity to engage researchers, policy makers, practitioners and others from New Zealand, Australia and internationally.

The conference will focus on:

  • Considering how to respond cross-sectorally and collaboratively to best prevent and address the complexity of child abuse and neglect.
  • An opportunity to exchange ideas, practices, knowledge and expertise and develop a shared understanding between those of different professional backgrounds, cultures and locations.

Registration available now

Call for Abstracts to be announced shortly

Student Criminology Forum 2014

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4 July 2014, Canberra

The Australian Institute of Criminology Student Forum provides a day of presentations and workshops on AIC research, led by our staff. The Forum is free, and designed for students of criminology, police studies, corrections, law or a related field.

Crime Prevention and Communities: Building Better Local Solutions

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10-11 June 2014, Melbourne Convention Centre

The Australian Institute of Criminology and the Victorian Department of Justice are hosting Australia’s 2nd major Crime Prevention and Communities conference, in collaboration with Victoria Police. This important conference, Building Better Local Solutions, will inform local government, urban planners, policy makers, police, criminologists, non-government community organisations, researchers and students


Arresting Indigenous imprisonment - past failures and future solution

Dr Don Weatherburn, Thursday 10 July | 11.00am-12.00pm

Sport and corruption in Australia: a case of home-grown talent?

Dr Samantha Bricknell, Friday 8 August | 11.00am-12.00pm