The Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) has released its Annual Report 2017–18, which demonstrates the Institute’s achievements in providing timely, accurate and sound research to inform public policy.
The Australian Institute of Criminology has achieved all of its key performance indicators, fulfilling its mandate as the nation’s research and knowledge centre on crime and justice.
This year, AIC researchers produced 67 research products, 39 of which are available free on the AIC’s website, further adding to the Institute’s collection of crime and justice research reports.
Research topics included national security, identity crime, fraud, illicit drug markets, child protection, family and domestic violence, missing persons, forced marriage, justice reinvestment, and youth crime.
In 2017–18 the AIC launched a new website which includes more than 1,400 reports and access to more than 92,000 documents, making the AIC’s publications and services more accessible than ever.
The Institute also added information on the Drug Use Monitoring in Australia program and National Deaths in Custody Monitoring Program to the Crime Statistics Australia website. This is a comprehensive online resource providing a one-stop-shop for current and trend data on Australian crime and justice datasets.
In 2017–18, 38 per cent of the AIC’s research was used in government publications, and a further 6 per cent was used in parliamentary documents.
The Australian Institute of Criminology had a strong year communicating evidence-based research to inform policy and practice in 2017–18.
The Institute looks forward to another year of promoting justice and crime reduction strategies through the dissemination of timely, accurate and sound research on crime and justice issues in Australia.
The Annual Report 2017–18 can be found on the AIC website:
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