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The Australian Institute of Criminology is Australia's national research and knowledge centre on crime and justice. We seek to promote justice and reduce crime by undertaking and communicating evidence-based research to inform policy and practice.

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Criminology Research Grants – Applications are now open

The Australian Institute of Criminology invites applications from individuals or organisations seeking to undertake quality research which is relevant to both current and future Australian criminal justice policy and makes a substantial and original contribution to criminological knowledge.

The Institute encourages applications from organisations or collaborative teams with a demonstrated capacity to deliver high quality criminological research outcomes.

Application forms are available at:


Phone: 02 6260 9216 Email:

The closing date for applications is Friday, 14 August 2015

ACFT fraud survey 2015

Have you been the victim of consumer fraud, received fraudulent invitations or want to help with the prevention of consumer fraud? Do you live in Australia or New Zealand? Then spend ten minutes completing the Australian Institute of Criminology’s Consumer Fraud Survey!

Each year the Australian Institute of Criminology on behalf of the Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce (ACFT) gathers information on consumer fraud to help improve the prevention, detection, and knowledge about consumer fraud.

The survey has been undertaken each year since 2006 and it provides an important source of information on how fraud takes place and the latest types of fraud to be aware of. Participation is voluntary and anonymous, and you only need to complete the survey once. All responses are treated in confidence.

The survey can be accessed from The survey will be available to complete after 1 January 2015 and will be open until 30 April 2015.

The results will be published on later in 2015.

AIC research intern program

We are currently receiving intern applications for 2015. If you are interested please read through the following information and complete an application.

The AIC offers a Research Intern Program for periods of up to four weeks working directly with senior staff.

During the year the AIC also considers ad hoc requests from higher education, justice and law enforcement agencies to allow students to complete a placement at the AIC.

Each application is considered on its merits, taking into account the ability of the AIC to provide appropriate supervision, costs to the AIC (if any) and that the student’s proposed work fits with the AIC’s research program.


Seminar: Engaging potential victims to reduce the impact of crime: The emergence of a proactive policing approach to combat online fraud

Dr Cassandra Cross, Wednesday 20 May | 11:00am-12:00pm

15th International Symposium of the World Society of Victimology

5-9 July 2015, Perth, Western Australia

The Symposium will invite International and Australian presenters from the broader discipline of Victimology and bring them together in one of Australia's most beautiful cities. It is also a community that is at the forefront of victim services in Australia.

14th Australasian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect - Presentations now available

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29 March to 1 April 2015, Auckland, New Zealand

This conference is a unique opportunity to engage researchers, policy makers, practitioners and others from New Zealand, Australia and internationally.

The conference will focus on:

  • Considering how to respond cross-sectorally and collaboratively to best prevent and address the complexity of child abuse and neglect.
  • An opportunity to exchange ideas, practices, knowledge and expertise and develop a shared understanding between those of different professional backgrounds, cultures and locations.

Media release: ACCAN 2015 conference to examine child abuse prevention & intervention