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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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CrimBrief The Official Blog of the AIC

2014 Student Criminology Forum

2014 Australian Crime & Violence Prevention Awards

Do you know of a local program that has reduced crime or violence?

Are you involved in a project that is working towards a safer community?

The annual Australian Crime & Violence Prevention Awards recognise programs that reduce crime and violence in Australia. 

Last year awards from $1,000 up to $15,000 supported 15 projects from around Australia. The ACVPA committee is again calling for nominations for 2014.

Find out more or nominate for an ACVPA award.

Criminology Research Grants

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:

The closing date for applications is Friday, 29 August 2014


14th Australasian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

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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.

Registration available now

Call for Abstracts to be announced shortly

Student Criminology Forum 2014

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4 July 2014, Canberra

The Australian Institute of Criminology Student Forum provides a day of presentations and workshops on AIC research, led by our staff. The Forum is free, and designed for students of criminology, police studies, corrections, law or a related field.

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


Arresting Indigenous imprisonment - past failures and future solution

Dr Don Weatherburn, Thursday 10 July | 11.00am-12.00pm

Sport and corruption in Australia: a case of home-grown talent?

Dr Samantha Bricknell, Friday 8 August | 11.00am-12.00pm