Since the founding of the Australian Institute of Criminology in 1973, Institute staff have been engaged in research on matters of public policy. The Institute believes that a summary of recent research, together with a discussion of its policy implications, should be incorporated into our Trends and Issues series. We believe that this will allow a wider dissemination of Institute research findings.
This, our first 'research brief’ in our Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice series deals with graffiti and vandalism with particular reference to transportation systems. As with all research briefs in the series we have strongly emphasised the practical or policy implications arising from the study.
Future briefs will deal with other research at the Institute, including neighbourhood watch, the mass media and crime and missing persons.