The Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) has announced important new funding that will support Australian academics to undertake cutting edge crime and justice research.
AIC Director Michael Phelan said he was pleased to approve funding for 8 new projects under the Criminology Research Grants (CRG) program, which have been selected by the Criminology Research Advisory Council.
“The projects address a diverse range of policy-relevant issues, including family and domestic violence, coercive control, child sexual abuse, out-of-school suspension and ransomware,” he said.
The principal objectives of the CRG program are to support criminological research that is relevant to public policy and to promote the value and use of such research.
“The successful projects announced today all have a practical application and contribute to the understanding, prevention or correction of criminal behaviour. These projects support the objectives of Australian criminal justice systems, and will provide evidence to shape future policy.
“We look forward to working closely with the successful project teams, over the next 2 years,” Mr Phelan said.