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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.

Latest publications

2014 Australian Crime & Violence Prevention Awards

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Announced by The Hon Michael Keenan MP, Minister for Justice
Wednesday 26 November 2014.

CrimBrief The Official Blog of the AIC

Counting the costs of crime - 2011

In the media

AIC research into same-sex intimate partner homicide and domestic violence discussed in the Brisbane Times

AIC research intern program

The Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) is currently seeking applications from interested eligible students.

The AIC offers a Research Intern Program for periods of up to four weeks working directly with senior staff.

During the year the AIC also considers ad hoc requests from higher education, justice and law enforcement agencies to allow students to complete a placement at the AIC.

Each application is considered on its merits, taking into account the ability of the AIC to provide appropriate supervision, costs to the AIC (if any) and that the student’s proposed work fits with the AIC’s research program.

Fraud against the Commonwealth survey

The 2013-14 online survey is now available for the designated representative of each Commonwealth entity to complete on the secure website.


Symposium announcement

5-9 July 2015, Perth, Western Australia

The 15th International Symposium of the World Society of Victimology will be held in Perth, Western Australia at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on the 5-9 July 2015.

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 closes 14 November


Relationships and risk in online and offline child exploitation material (CEM) offending: The results of an exploratory Australian study
Associate Professor Tony Krone, Thursday 27 November