The Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) has announced important new funding that will support Australian academics to undertake cutting edge crime and justice research.
AIC Director Michael Phelan said he was pleased to approve funding for 8 new projects under the Criminology Research Grants (CRG) program, which have been selected by the Criminology Research Advisory Council.
“The projects address a diverse range of policy-relevant issues, including family and domestic violence, coercive control, child sexual abuse, out-of-school suspension and ransomware,” he said.
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.
“The successful projects announced today all have a practical application and contribute to the understanding, prevention or correction of criminal behaviour. These projects support the objectives of Australian criminal justice systems, and will provide evidence to shape future policy.
“We look forward to working closely with the successful project teams, over the next 2 years,” Mr Phelan said.
Further details of the projects include:
Dr Diarmaid Harkin
|Can CCTV provide safety and security for victim-survivors of domestic and family violence?|
|Revealing the hidden networks of criminal groups conducting and facilitating ransomware attacks|
Testing the application of violent extremism risk assessment to individuals who have radicalised in Australia
Dr James Ogilvie
|Examining the impact of childhood sexual abuse victimisation on adolescent offending outcomes|
New South Wales
Dr Ye In (Jane) Hwang
|Examining the effectiveness of mental health treatment pathways for preventing violent offending in at-risk individuals with psychosis|
|Technology-facilitated coercive control: Mapping women’s diverse pathways to safety and justice|
University of Technology
|Out-of-school suspension and police contact: Identifying early opportunities to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline|
Associate Professor Christine Bond
|Evaluating an intervention for young people engaged in family and relationship violence: Expanding the evidence-base|
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.
All selected projects remain subject to execution of a contract.
For more information visit: www.aic.gov.au/crg
02 6268 7343