Australian Institute of Criminology

There have been many varied approaches over time to engage Aboriginal people as a part of the police service. One such has been creating Indigenous liaison officers to act as […]

Knowledge about sexual violence against women from Indigenous and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds is scant. Anecdotally, levels of sexual violence are purported to be high, but national victimisation surveys […]

Bail support is defined as the provision of services, intervention or support, designed to assist a person to successfully complete their bail period. These programs may be undertaken on a […]

This Technical and Background Paper summarises the results of a Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department’s funded project. The project aimed to clarify the contribution of the community night patrol program in […]


This report from the AIC’s Research and Public Policy series (no 111) is a collection of chapters from authors who have worked closely and collaboratively with police. It provides an […]

This report on the development of a community safety survey arose from a need for a greater level of awareness about the behaviours and circumstances that affect community safety and […]

This report marks the twentieth anniversary of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (RCIADIC) and thus, 20 years of monitoring deaths in custody by the Australian Institute of […]

Authors: Baker, Ashleigh,

This report presents data on frequencies of deaths in prison custody, and police custody and custody-related operations. The report also presents information about the deceased person including their demographics and […]

Authors: Snowball, Lucy

Conferencing and cautioning are used as diversionary alternatives in the juvenile justice system and there is evidence to suggest they reduce reoffending. As Indigenous young people are overrepresented in the […]

Authors: Bartels, Lorana

This paper presents a brief overview of the key diversion programs for Indigenous women currently in operation in Australia, with reference to relevant developments in New Zealand and Canada. It […]