Cutting-edge research helping to create safe, well-governed and equitable societies

Griffith Criminology Institute (GCI) is a large, diverse, and high-performing group of scholars focused on crime and justice issues. Through collaboration and innovation our research is helping find solutions to universal problems. GCI is a world leader in the criminology field and has twice achieved the highest possible ranking for research quality in the Australian Research Council Excellence in Research Assessments. Our research is distinctive in its focus on rigorous scholarship coupled with engaged translation, to achieve real world change.

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Sustainable Development Goals

The Griffith Criminology Institute is aligned with the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and committed to tackling global challenges around gender equality, reducing inequalities, peace, justice, and strong institutions, and partnerships.

GCI Insights

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.

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The Professor Anna Stewart Scholarship Program supporting First Nation PhD Candidates

These top-up scholarships will honour Professor Anna Stewart, a highly respected and leading researcher and former Head of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Griffith University. The establishment of this Scholarship will serve to support First Nation candidates as they undertake a PhD at Griffith University.

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2024 Applied Research in Crime and Justice Conference

Griffith Criminology Institute, in partnership with the New South Wales Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research ( BOCSAR ), is pleased to announce that the Applied Research in Crime and Justice Conference will be held on 1 – 2 July 2024 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Early Bird Registrations are open.

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2022 Griffith Criminology Institute Bulletin

The Griffith Criminology Institute highlights the breadth and diversity of criminology research at the Institute, shares some of the exciting new initiatives and members’ amazing successes, and touches on some of the plans for the future in the 2022 edition of the Bulletin.

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Contemporary societies face important safety, justice and equity challenges that criminological knowledge can help solve. Our research focuses on five key challenges.

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A unique platform where cutting-edge academic research can be stored securely and applied to complex real-world problems.

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