Dr Rick Brown is the Deputy Director of the Australian Institute of Criminology. He has been a criminologist for 30 years and has worked extensively on issues associated with crime prevention, community safety and policing in Australia, the UK and Republic of Ireland.
He was previously Managing Director of a research consultancy that focused on crime and justice issues and worked as a Research Manager for the Home Office in London where he ran programs of research on vehicle crime and domestic burglary.
Rick has published over 60 government reports, book chapters and journal articles on a range of issues including antisocial behaviour, arson, burglary, CCTV, community justice, drink driving, implementing crime prevention, organised crime, policing and vehicle crime.
He holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science, a Master of Arts degree from the University of Westminster and a Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) degree from Hatfield Polytechnic in the UK.
Rick is also a Visiting Fellow of Policing and Criminal Justice at the University of Derby and on the editorial boards of the Journal of Community Safety, the Crime Prevention and Community Safety Journal and the Security Journal.