Social media

We use Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to keep you up-to-date about the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC).

We will respond to your comments and messages where possible. Social media channels are managed from 9 am to 5 pm AEST, Monday to Friday.

We might sometimes follow or like people and pages to do with AIC matters. This does not mean that we endorse the people or pages, and their content.

We might sometimes link to other websites. This does not mean we endorse the website, service or person.

The AIC will not release any private or confidential information through social media.

We operate the following social media accounts.


Our official Twitter account is @AICriminology

We share news and information about crime and criminal justice issues in Australia.
See: @AICriminology


Our YouTube channel, CriminologyTV has a range of videos by specialists on issues such as consumer fraud, the needs of victims of crime, juvenile justice and deaths in custody. It also includes keynote presentations from a range of AIC conferences.


Our Facebook account provides regular updates about crime and criminal justice issues in Australia.

AIC on Facebook


Remember, any posts you make on social media sites such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter can be searched and viewed by the public. Please be aware that what you post may remain online indefinitely and can be found through search engines and online archives. We ask that you protect your personal privacy and the privacy of others by not posting personal information on the AIC’s social media accounts. Where possible, we will remove posts that contain personal information or breach our social media user policy.

Users of these sites must not post or upload any content or links that are unlawful, or may defame, discriminate, offend, interfere with privacy or infringe copyright or other intellectual property rights.

Do not publish anything that could offend, humiliate or intimidate another person, or has the potential to affect national security or damage the reputation of the AIC or the Australian Government. This is an apolitical site and as such, posts that are political in content and/or nature will be removed.

While this is an open forum, please keep your comments polite. Racial comments, obscene, or explicit submissions are not allowed. Comments that are abusive, hateful or intended to defame anyone or any organisation will be removed.

Solicitations or advertisements are not allowed and will be removed. This includes promotion or endorsement of any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency. Links to non-government websites, other Facebook groups or inappropriate posts will be removed at the discretion of the AIC.

We do not automatically follow any account that follows our accounts.

Our policy is to follow accounts that are relevant to us such as stakeholders and news organisations. Following an account does not imply the AIC endorses the organisation/individual or their comments.

AIC employees should consult the agency’s guidelines on social media before posting anything on social networking sites.