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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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Crime Prevention and Communities 2016

3-4 November 2016 | Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Innovative solutions to traditional challenges

The Australian Institute of Criminology and the Queensland Police Service are hosting Australia’s third major Crime Prevention and Communities conference.

This important conference will inform local government, urban planners, policy makers, police, criminologists, non-government community organisations, researchers and students about best practice, policy, evaluation and research. The conference will feature speakers from contributors a range of crime prevention projects and programs.

For more information view the conference website


What is CPTED? Reconnecting theory with application in the words of users and abusers
Dr Leanne Monchuk, Friday 28 October | 11:00am-12:00pm

Surveys & census

Annual fraud against the Commonwealth census 2016

Complete by: Friday, 14 October 2016

Awards & grants

2016 Australian Crime & Violence Prevention Awards

The annual Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards recognise and reward good practice in the prevention or reduction of violence and other types of crime in Australia. The awards encourage public initiatives, and assist governments in identifying and developing practical projects which will reduce violence and other types of crime in the community. This year, the ACVPA celebrates its 25th year.

Any government agency, not-for-profit organisation or individual person making a significant contribution to a project in Australia can be nominated for an award. Projects may address specific groups such as rural and remote communities, women, children, youth, family, migrant, ethnic or Indigenous communities, or specific problems such as alcohol-related violence.

Nominations for the 2016 awards are now closed.

Budget 2016-17