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Annual report 2009/10

ISSN 1836-229X
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, October 2010

Guide to the report

The annual reports of the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) and the Criminology Research Council (CRC) are produced to meet Parliamentary reporting requirements and to provide information to stakeholders and the community about the work of the two organisations.

The target audiences for the reports include Members of Parliament, Australian Government, state and territory agencies, the media, grants recipients, award winners, consultants, students of crime and criminal justice, potential employees and the public.

There are two reports in this volume. They are divided into sections, as follows:

Australian Institute of Criminology

Year in review

The Chair of the Board of Management and the Director of the Institute review the significant issues and achievements for the year, provide a snapshot of performance and highlight expected developments for the coming year.

Agency overview

This section describes the role and functions of the AIC and shows the organisational structure, with brief descriptions of each section. It also includes the AIC’s outcome and project objective statement.

Performance review

Performance against the agency’s outcome is detailed. Research work for the year is described under the headings of violent crime, property crime, drugs, transnational and organised crime, economic and high-tech crime, criminal justice responses and capacity building. Activities to support the Institute’s role as a national knowledge centre through the website, publications, events and information dissemination are outlined.

Accountability and management

Performance against the agency’s outcome is detailed. Research undertaken during the year is described under the headings of transnational and organised crime, economic and high-tech crime, drugs and alcohol, violent crime, property crime, crime and the community, criminal justice responses, crime prevention and capacity building. Activities to support the Institute’s role as a national knowledge centre through its website, publications, events and information dissemination are outlined.

Appendixes

Appendixes list publications, presentations, roundtables, seminars and submissions to inquiries. Mandatory reports on occupational health and safety (OH&S), environmental sustainability, freedom of information, expenditure on market research, external scrutiny and the inclusion of mandatory requirements in this report are also in the Appendixes. The financial tables are also in this section.

Enquiries about the AIC annual report can be directed to Janet Smith at the address shown below or front.desk@aic.gov.au.

Criminology Research Council

Year in review

The CRC Chair reviews the performance of the Council for the year and highlights research grant reports received and new grants allocated.

Agency overview

The operating arrangements for the Council are described, including its outcome statement and funding criteria and contributions.

Governance

This section outlines the external governance framework for the Council, including its outcome statement and funding criteria and contributions.

Report on performance

Includes information on new, completed and continuing projects and consultancies funded by the CRC.

Appendix

Mandatory reports on OH&S, environmental sustainability, freedom of information, expenditure on market research, external scrutiny and the inclusion of mandatory requirements in this report are also in the Appendixes. The financial tables are also in this section.

Enquiries about the CRC annual report can be directed to Katalina Bradley at the address shown below or crc@aic.gov.au

Contact details

The address for the AIC and the CRC is:

GPO Box 2944
Canberra ACT 2601
74 Leichhardt Street
Griffith ACT 2603

Phone: +61 2 6260 9200

Email: front.desk@aic.gov.au

The AIC website is http://www.aic.gov.au
The CRC website is http://www.criminologyresearchcouncil.gov.au

The web address for the annual report is http://www.aic.gov.au/publications/current series/annualreport/11-20/2010.aspx