Cutting-edge research helping to create safe, well-governed and equitable societies
Griffith Criminology Institute (GCI) is one of the largest, most vibrant and high-performing criminology communities in the world. Through collaboration and innovation our research is helping find answers and solutions to universal problems. GCI is a world leader in the criminology field and was ranked well above world standard in the most recent Excellence in Research for Australia rankings, which were released by the Australian Research Council.
Contemporary societies face important safety, justice and equity challenges that criminological knowledge can help solve. Our research focuses on five key challenges.
GCI Insights showcases the remarkable research being conducted by members of the Griffith Criminology Institute (GCI) and is designed for policymakers, industry, students and the wider public. Through briefs, spotlights, podcasts and reports, GCI members provide expert findings and commentary on key topics in criminology and criminal justice.
Prof Ross Homel speaks at National Youth Crime Symposium
Professor Ross Homel
A MATTER OF CRIME
In our podcast series - 'A Matter of Crime' - GCI members are interviewed by Nance Haxton, a dual Walkley award winner and former ABC journalist. These conversations address the big questions in the researcher’s field of expertise, as well as myths, challenges, and new directions.
You can support the Griffith Criminology Institute's research and contribute to our vision of creating safe, well-governed and equitable societies. We are always seeking individuals and organisations to get involved in our research, whether it is through financial support, volunteering for research participation or partnering with specialist expertise.
The Prosecution Project
The Prosecution Project investigates the history of criminal prosecution in Australia through the digitisation of historical criminal justice records, with their meta-data and other content stored in a relational database.
News and insights
Thailand’s war on drugs: Women break bad to escape poverty
01 Jun 2021
New research uncovers why women risk Thailand’s tough drug laws.
Griffith subjects secure top spots in 2021 ShanghaiRanking
28 May 2021
Griffith has again been recognised as a leader in Nursing and Midwifery education and research, securing second position globally in the prestigious...
Griffith partners with QCS to shed light on incarceration
12 May 2021
The Griffith Criminology Institute will partner with Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) to analyse data on incarceration in Queensland.
ARC Linkage Projects success for Griffith University researchers
25 Mar 2021
More than $1.3 million was awarded to Griffith University projects in the Australian Research Council Linkage Project outcomes announced this week.