Undertaking research is the core function of the Australian Institute of Criminology. Research Services conducts research on a range of crime and justice issues to provide timely, policy-relevant research to the Australian Government and other key stakeholders.
Research activities fall into two main categories:
National monitoring programs
The monitoring programs cover homicide, firearms theft, armed robbery, drug use, deaths in custody, police custody, juveniles in detention, fraud against the Commonwealth, anti-money laundering and human trafficking.
Crime and justice projects
Recent crime and justice projects cover topics such as violent crime, drugs, transnational and organised crime, economic and high tech crime, the criminal justice system, and capacity building.