The Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) has announced funding that will support Australian academics to undertake important crime and justice research.
AIC acting Director Matt Rippon said he was pleased to approve funding for the new projects under the Criminology Research Grants (CRG) program. The principal objectives of the CRG program are to support criminological research that is relevant to public policy and to promote the value and use of such research.
“Five projects from universities around Australia will address crime and justice policy issues including Indigenous justice, deaths in custody and sexual violence.
“The successful projects have all demonstrated their capacity to yield valuable and timely insights which are likely to be significant to criminal justice policy and practice,” Mr Rippon said.
“We look forward to collaborating with the project teams to provide us up-to-date and quality research,” Mr Rippon said.
Further details of the projects include:
Associate Professor Rebecca Scott Bray
|Preventing fatalities: Assessing the impact of coronial inquiries and recommendations on criminal justice policy and practice following deaths in custody and after police contact|
|University of Western Australia||
Associate Professor Hilde Tubex
|The use of force by Indigenous women – an interactional and contextual approach|
Professor Meredith Rossner
Survivor-centred restorative justice in response to sexual violence: Mapping practice and potential
Dr Mary Iliadis
|Trauma-informed responses for sexual offence victims: Protecting sensitive third-party evidence|
|The University of Queensland||
Associate Professor Sarah Bennett
|Reducing case attrition in the investigation of sexual offences: Explicating the predictive risk factors that lead to cases withdrawn and unfounded|
The CRG program is administered by the AIC and is supported by the Commonwealth and all state and territory governments. It aims to support research relevant to current and future public policy issues, to foster quality criminological research and to ensure that funded research is disseminated effectively.
Projects are evaluated by a selection panel who submit final recommendations to the Criminology Research Advisory Council.
All selected projects remain subject to execution of a contract.
More information is available on the CRG Website
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