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Australian Institute of Criminology celebrates 50 years of service

The Hon Mark Dreyfus KC MP
Media Release

The Australian Government congratulates the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) for today marking 50 years of contributions to crime and justice policy and practice in Australia.

The AIC was established by the Whitlam Government's Attorney-General Lionel Murphy with the aim of reducing crime and promoting justice.

Through its research the AIC has supported successive governments, providing independent, evidence-based advice that is recognised both nationally and internationally for its rigorous analysis of emerging crime problems and evaluation of effective practice.

The Institute continues to work on some of the most pressing crime and justice issues affecting our community and its current priorities include:

  • Indigenous over-representation in the criminal justice system;
  • Transnational serious and organised crime;
  • Economic crime;
  • Family, domestic and sexual violence;
  • Human trafficking and modern slavery;
  • Online sexual exploitation of children; and
  • Cybercrime.

I congratulate the AIC on its reaching its half century helping to make Australia a safer and fairer nation, and look forward to the Institute continuing its fine work in support of crime and justice policy and practice in Australia.