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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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Homicide prevention conference

ACFT scams survey 2014

Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce

Have you been the victim of a scam, received scam invitations or want to help research about scams? Do you live in Australia or New Zealand? Then spend ten minutes completing the Australian Institute of Criminology’s ACFT Scam Survey!

Each year the Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce (ACFT) gathers information on scams to help improve the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of scam offenders.

To assist in gathering that information the Australian Institute of Criminology, a taskforce member, runs an online survey each year. Participation in the survey is voluntary and anonymous, and you only need to complete the survey once. All responses are treated in confidence. The survey and further information can be found on this page: Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce Survey 2014

The survey will be open 1 January to 30 June 2014.


Student Criminology Forum 2014

Save the date – 4 July 2014, Canberra

Crime Prevention and Communities: Building Better Local Solutions

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10-11 June 2014, Melbourne Convention Centre

The Australian Institute of Criminology and the Victorian Department of Justice are hosting Australia’s 2nd major Crime Prevention and Communities conference, in collaboration with Victoria Police. This important conference, Building Better Local Solutions, will inform local government, urban planners, policy makers, police, criminologists, non-government community organisations, researchers and students