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About this report

The annual report of the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) 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.

Director's review

In this section, the Director (Chief Executive) reviews the year’s significant issues and achievements.


This section describes the purpose and role of the AIC and its organisational structure. It also includes the AIC’s functions and outcome.


This section summarises the AIC’s performance in relation to the criteria set out in its corporate plan. It then details the Institute’s performance in the areas of research, grants management, dissemination and events.

Management and accountability

This section reviews the AIC’s governance arrangements and external scrutiny, including the operation of the Criminology Research Advisory Council, which advises the Director on a range of matters. It also outlines the AIC’s corporate services, procurement and consultancy arrangements.

Our people

This section details workforce matters such as staffing numbers and classifications, remuneration, employment arrangements, performance management, and work health and safety.

Financial performance

This section presents the AIC’s financial statements and describes the Institute’s resources and expenditure.


The appendices list AIC publications and events and contain mandatory material not included elsewhere.

Contact details

For enquiries about this annual report and general information requests, please contact:

JV Barry Library Manager
Australian Institute of Criminology
GPO Box 1936, Canberra ACT 2601
Tel: +61 2 6243 6969
Email: front.desk [at] aic.gov.au
Website: www.aic.gov.au

Alternative version

An electronic version of this report, along with further information about the AIC and our work, is available on our website: www.aic.gov.au.


We welcome feedback on our annual report, particularly about its readability and usefulness. Please send your feedback to front.desk [at] aic.gov.au.

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ISSN 2204-6755 (Print)

ISSN 2204-6763 (Online)

ISBN 978 1 925304 83 1 (Print)

ISBN 978 1 925304 84 8 (Online)