About the AIC
The Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) is Australia's national research and knowledge centre on crime and justice. The Institute seeks to promote justice and reduce crime by undertaking and communicating evidence-based research to inform policy and practice.
The AIC was established in 1973 under the Criminology Research Act 1971. Since July 1, 2011 the Australian Institute of Criminology, a Commonwealth statutory authority, is regulated under the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 (FMA Act).
The functions of the AIC include conducting criminological research; communicating the results of research; conducting or arranging conferences and seminars; and publishing material arising out of the AIC's work.
The Director and Chief Executive of the Institute is Chris Dawson APM.
A Criminology Research Advisory Council comprised of the CRC representatives from each jurisdiction, advises the Director on strategic research priorities, communications and on the Criminology Research Grants program.
- Australian Institute of Criminology annual report
- Agency information
- Statement of Expectation 2012/13
- Freedom of information
- Senior staff
- Criminology Research Advisory Council
- Director (Chief Executive)
- Former Directors of the Australian Institute of Criminology
- Deputy Director Research
- Visiting Research Fellowships
- Indexed list of Institute files
- Senate order reporting: indexed list of AIC contracts
- Portfolio budget statements
- Our Minister
- Online action plan
- Organisational structure
- Australian Institute of Criminology Reconciliation Action Plan
- Agency Multicultural Plan for 2013-2015
- Human Research Ethics Committee
- Workplace Diversity Policy and Action Plan 2015-2018
- Procedures for dealing with Whistleblower Reports (pdf 642 kB)
- Procedures for determining breaches of the Code of Conduct and for determining sanction (pdf 515 kB)
- Review of Action Policy and Procedures (pdf 656 kB)