Annual Report 2014–2015


The annual report of the Australian Institute of Criminology is produced to meet parliamentary reporting requirements and to provide information to stakeholders and the community about the Institute’s work. The information contained in this report is provided to inform the Australian Government, members of parliament, state and territory agencies, grant recipients, award winners, consultants, students of crime and criminal justice, potential employees and the public.

The report is designed as follows:

Year in review

The Director (Chief Executive) reviews the significant issues and achievements for the year, provides a snapshot of performance and highlights expected developments for the coming year.

Agency overview

This section describes the role and functions of the AIC and shows the organisational structure, with brief descriptions of each team. It also includes the AIC’s outcome and project objective statement.

Performance review

Performance against the agency’s outcome is detailed. Research undertaken during the year is categorised through the activities of the research teams, covering the priority areas of—transnational and organised crime (such as human trafficking, economic and high-tech crime), drugs and alcohol, violent crime, crime and the community, criminal justice responses, crime prevention and capacity building.

The output of the Criminology Research Grants Program and management of the National Drug and Law Enforcement Research Fund are also detailed.

Communication and information activities to disseminate research and support the AIC’s role as a national knowledge centre on crime and justice are reviewed.

Governance and accountability

The governance and accountability arrangements for the AIC are reviewed, including the operations of the Criminology Research Advisory Council, which provides advice to the Director on a range of matters. Discussion of internal governance includes staffing, finance, information and communications technology, and office services.


Appendices list AIC publications, presentations, roundtables and submissions to inquiries. Mandatory reports on workplace health and safety, environmental sustainability, freedom of information, expenditure on market research, external scrutiny and the inclusion of mandatory requirements in this report are also listed in the Appendices. The financial tables are also provided.

Enquiries about the AIC annual report can be directed to Rick Brown at

Contact details

The address for the AIC and the Criminology Research Grants Program is:

GPO Box 2944
Canberra ACT 2601
74 Leichhardt Street
Griffith ACT 2603

Phone: +61 2 6260 9200

The AIC website is