The Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) is Australia’s national research and knowledge centre on crime and justice, compiling trend data and disseminating research and policy advice. The AIC informs crime and justice policy and practice in Australia by undertaking, funding and disseminating policy-relevant research of national significance.
The AIC was established nearly 50 years ago and is part of the Home Affairs portfolio. The AIC conducts research on a range of crime and justice issues to provide timely, policy-relevant research to the Australian Government and other key stakeholders. Our current research priorities include illicit drugs, child exploitation material, transnational serious and organised crime, criminal justice responses to family and domestic violence, Indigenous over representation in the criminal justice system and youth crime.