Dr Rick Brown is Deputy Director (Research) with the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC). He has worked extensively on issues associated with crime reduction, community safety and policing both in the UK and Republic of Ireland. For ten years prior to joining AIC, he ran a research and training consultancy (Evidence Led Solutions Limited) that specialised in community safety issues and worked with a wide range of organisations, including government departments, local authorities, police services and fire and rescue services, as well as working closely with many community safety partnerships in England and Wales. During this time, he was also appointed by the Home Office as an Advisor on crime reduction, working with three regional government offices in England.
Prior to establishing Evidence Led Solutions, Rick worked as a Research Manager for the Home Office Research Development and Statistics Directorate in London. During this time, he ran programs of research associated with vehicle crime and domestic burglary. This included managing a major evaluation of the Reducing Burglary Initiative, under the auspices of the UK government’s Crime Reduction Program.
His particular areas of interest are in the implementation of crime prevention and community safety initiatives and in policing. He has published on a variety of topics, from vehicle crime, arson and violence in the night time economy, to community justice and community clean up operations.