Australian Institute of Criminology

Skip to content

Samantha Bricknell

Research Manager, Violence and Exploitation

Academic qualifications

  • PhD (Australian National University)
  • BA/BSc (Hons 1) (Australian National University)

Selected employment

2013- Deputy Research Manager and Principal Research Analyst
2006-12 Research Analyst, Australian Institute of Criminology
2004-2005 Lecturer (part-time), Australian National University
2001-2006 Analyst, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Current areas of specialisation/expertise

  • Environmental crime
  • Firearms
  • Trafficking in Persons
  • Recorded crime: violent and property crime

List of major projects current and past

  • Environmental crime
  • Trafficking in Persons Research Program
  • Firearm trafficking / National Firearms Theft Monitoring Program
  • Male victims of violence – service needs
  • Anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing

Publications (most recent)

  • Bricknell S, Boxall H & Andrevski forthcoming. Male victims of non-sexual and non-domestic violence: services needs and experiences in court.
  • Jorna P, Bricknell S, Boxall H & Smith R forthcoming. The Australian experience of corruption 2007–12.
  • Bricknell S 2012. Firearm trafficking and serious and organised criminal gangs. Research and public policy series no. 116
  • Bricknell S, McCusker R, Chadwick H & Rees D 2012 Money laundering and terrorism financing risks to Australian non-profit organisations. Research and public policy series no. 114.
  • Bricknell S 2011 Misuse of the non-profit sector for money laundering and terrorism financing. Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 424. Canberra: AIC.
  • Bricknell S 2011. Firearm theft in Australia 2008–09. AIC Monitoring Report no. 16. Canberra: AIC.
  • Bricknell S 2010. Environmental crime in Australia. Research and public policy series no. 109. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology
  • Bricknell S 2010. Firearm theft in Australia 2007–08. Monitoring report no.8. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology
  • Bricknell S 2008. Firearm theft in Australia 2006-07. Monitoring report series no. 02. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology.
  • Bricknell S 2008. Criminal use of handguns in Australia Trends and issues in crime and criminal justice, no. 361. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology.
  • Bricknell S 2008. Trends in violent crime Trends and issues in crime and criminal justice, no. 359. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology.
  • Bricknell S & Mouzos J 2007. Firearms theft in Australia 2005-06 Research and public policy series, no. 82. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology.

Conference presentations

  • Bricknell S 2012. The nature of environmental crime in Australia. Presentation to the Australian National Environment Enforcement Summit: Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, Canberra, 29 February
  • Bricknell S 2011. Bricknell, S ‘Understanding the nature and extent of environmental crime’, Presentation to the AELERT Second Tier, Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, Canberra, 8 February
  • Bricknell S 2010. What is environmental crime and how much is happening in Australia? Paper to Following the proceeds of environmental crime: fish, forests and filthy lucre conference, Wollongong, 22–23 February.
  • Bricknell S 2009. Understanding environmental crime: what the literature tells us about dynamics, motives and regulatory control. Paper to Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology conference, Perth, 22–25 November.