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.
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
Children central to technology-facilitated abuse in domestic violence cases
17 Dec 2020
Children are involved in technology-facilitated abuse in 27 per cent of domestic violence cases, a new report commissioned by eSafety and co-authored...
Soccer star wins scholarship to study at Griffith
15 Dec 2020
Soccer star Clare Polkinghorne has won a scholarship to help her juggle elite sporting commitments with criminology studies at Griffith.
Study finds more mental health support needed for prisoners
14 Dec 2020
Indigenous Australians have higher prevalence rates for both incarceration and mental disorder diagnoses when compared to non-Indigenous Australians.
From refugee to community justice advocate
24 Nov 2020
Rwandan refugee Amiel Nubaha says his studies at Griffith inspired him to draw on his incredible life experience to give back to society.