Media - Briefing room
This website is a rich mine of criminological information and data, and offers journalists access to the latest news, research and recent interviews from Australia's national criminology research and knowledge centre.
If researching a crime story for publication or broadcast, the AIC is a source of both contemporary research and statistics on crime-related issues.
The Facts and Figures series contains the most up-to-date statistics from the ABS and other sources, enhanced with police statistics, and in the area of cybercrime, private sector surveys and data. There is an on-line data tool where user can interrogate a range of data which can reach back two decades.
The AIC regularly publishes books and papers on various aspects of crime. Keep up with the latest releases through RSS feeds or email alerts.
To see what the experts are saying about a range of crimes, visit CriminologyTV on YouTube. There are currently almost 100 presentations by specialists on issues such as consumer fraud, the needs of victims of crime, juvenile justice and deaths in custody, can be viewed online.
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Welcome to the AIC Briefing Room.
For interview requests, or for help with publications or background information, please contact email@example.com or 02 6260 9244 or 0418 159 525. The communications manager is Colin Campbell.
Please note that the AIC does not comment directly on government policy, current police investigations or individual criminal cases.
The AIC has researchers who can comment on a range of criminology issues such as:
- Crime trends
- Drugs, Alcohol and Violence
- Fraud and white collar crime
- Money laundering and organized crime
- Environmental crime
- Indigenous Justice
- Youth Crime and Diversion
- Child protection and child abuse
- Crime Prevention and trends in crime prevention policy
MINISTERIAL MEDIA RELEASES
- 20 Years on - Improvements in death-in-custody rates but more to be done
24 May 2013
- New warning - Serious investment fraud
9 July 2012
Illicit market firearms and organised crime
29 June 2012
People trafficking reports released
28 June 2012
RECENT AIC MEDIA RELEASES
- 2013 Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards
22 April 2013
- Scam calls claiming to be from the AIC
18 April 2013
- AIC’s 2013 scam survey live
9 January 2013
- Imprisonment decisions on Indigenous offenders in NSW and SA
12 Dec 2012
- Dealing with alcohol-related harm and the night-time economy
10 Dec 2012
- 40 years of criminology research celebrated
16 Nov 2012
- Report reveals pattern of truck driving offences
05 Nov 2012
- Regional Qld bearing the brunt of chronic reoffending
19 Sep 2012
Police detainees and mental health
10 July 2012
Qld wastewater analysis shows increasing trend to methamphetamine use
25 June 2012
Large scale, longitudinal study of sex abuse victims released
22 June 2012
Crime Prevention and Communities: Social and environmental strategies for safer neighbourhoods
30 Apr 2012
AIC online survey shows growth in phone fraud
20 Mar 2012
Crime and demographic change
29 Feb 2012
Ecstasy use drop - while methamphetamine use rises
21 Feb 2012
2012 Scam Survey now online
17 Jan 2012
- AIC Research analyst Mathew Lyneham on the ABC’s PM discussing homicide rates in Australia, 21 Feb 2013
- Criminologists welcome drug manufacture test case 1 Aug 2012
- AIC Director Dr Adam Tomison on radio national drive discussing the ACC/AIC investment scam report, 10 July 2012
- AIC Deputy Director Rick Brown interviewed by the Weekend Australian on Careers in Criminology, 4 May 2012