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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.

Latest publications

CrimBrief The Official Blog of the AIC

Drug Driving – What the research shows

In the media

Comprehensive media story on exploitation of partner and fiancé visas luring women into slavery and servile marriages in Australia – the Agency France Presse story features AIC research:

The original report is available here:

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.

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

The call for Abstracts is now open