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Annual report 2010/11

ISSN 1836-229X
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, October 2011

 Guide to the reports

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 information contained in these reports is provided to inform the Australian Government, Members of Parliament, state and territory agencies, 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 AIC 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 undertaken during the year is categorised through the activities of the research teams and covers transnational and organised crime such as trafficking, economic and high-tech crime, drugs and alcohol, violent crime, property crime, crime and the community, criminal justice responses, crime prevention and capacity building.

Communication and information activities to disseminate research and support the AIC's role as a national knowledge centre on crime and justice are reviewed.

Accountability and management

The external governance arrangements for the AIC are reviewed, including the Board of Management and legislation. Discussion of internal governance includes staffing, finance, information and communications technology (ICT) and office services.

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 Colin Campbell at the address shown or to 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.

Report on performance

This report includes information on new, completed and continuing projects and consultancies funded by the CRC.

Appendixes

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 in the appendixes. The financial tables are also in this section.

Inquiries 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/11-20/2011.aspx