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Performance criteria

The AIC’s Corporate plan 2019–20 and the Portfolio Budget Statement for 2019–20 include the criteria used to measure the Institute’s performance. These are shown in Table 1.

Table 1: Achievement against performance criteria, 2019–20

Performance criteria

Target

Actual

Comment

100 percent of publications in the Trends & issues (T&I) and Research Report series are peer reviewed. This ensures the quality of the Institute’s research output

100%

100%

Achieved

Reports produced for each of the monitoring programs are issued according to schedule, annually or biennially

9 reports scheduled

9 reports published

Achieved

Peer-reviewed T&I and Research Report papers are prepared for publication

25

26

Achieved

Other publications—including Statistical Reports, Statistical Bulletins, briefs, journal articles, consultancy reports et cetera—to be published each year

25

39

Achieved

Roundtables, workshops and other forums to be held annually

10

13

Achieved

The AIC achieved or exceeded its targets for all five of its performance criteria. During the year, all Trends & issues and Research Reports were subject to rigorous peer review, ensuring that the Institute’s research stands up to external scrutiny. In total, 26 peer-reviewed papers were released, against a target of 25 for the year. See Appendix 1: Peer-reviewed publications for details of these publications.

The AIC also intended to release nine Statistical Reports during the year and all were released as planned, thereby helping to exceed the target of producing 25 other publications. For details of the non-peer reviewed publications released in 2019–20, see Appendix 2: Other publications.

Recognising the importance of disseminating research findings through face-to-face events, as well as through publication, the AIC also has a target of holding 10 roundtables, workshops and other forums each year. In 2019–20, 13 such events were held on a range of topics, including evidence-based policing, preventing radicalisation, domestic violence, homicide, and live streaming of child sexual abuse. See Appendix 3: Events for further details.