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Welcome to the Australian Institute of Criminology

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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Survey on Preventing Online Consumer Fraud Victimisation in Australia

In an effort to gain a better understanding of online consumer fraud victimisation, the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) has partnered with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to conduct a research project about online consumer fraud victimisation in Australia.

The purpose of this study is to examine consumer experiences when using online services and to use this information in an effort to identify ways in which online consumer fraud victimisation might be able to be prevented in the future.   

Individuals who have recently lodged a report on the ACCC’s SCAMwatch website may receive an email from the ACCC in coming days inviting them to participate in this survey. Participation in the survey is voluntary and anonymous.

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:

Alternatively: Phone: 02 6260 9216 Email:

The closing date for applications is Friday, 14 August 2015


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.

Student criminology forum 2015


We’re pleased to announce that the registration of interest in attending our 2015 AIC Student Forum is now open.

The forum consists of seminars and workshops in criminological areas of study. Much of the program is interactive and aimed at improving research techniques.

The program also allows participants to network, and discuss crime and justice issues with our friendly, knowledgeable staff.

The Forum is open to criminology students, and those who are studying law and policing.

It’s free, and we provide lunch, but you have to make your own way to AIC HQ in Griffith, Canberra.

Please register at the website and we will contact you in plenty of time to make travel arrangements, if you have been successful.