Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Smith, Russell G., author.

Title Public sector criminological research : the Australian institute of criminology, 1972-2022 / Russell G. Smith
Published Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, [2023]


Description 1 online resource (li, 488 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Intro -- Foreword -- The Australian Institute of Criminology @ 50: From a golden age -- References -- Acknowledgements -- Interviewees -- Correspondents -- Contents -- Note on Referencing -- About the Author -- Abbreviations -- List of Figures -- List of Plates -- List of Tables -- 1 Introduction -- Aims -- The Reach of Criminological Research in the Public Sector -- Research Methods -- Ethical Considerations -- Theoretical and Thematic Approach -- Scope of the Study -- References -- 2 Public Sector Criminological Research: Objectives and Approaches
The Foundations of Administrative Criminology -- Public Sector Criminological Research Prior to 1972 -- The Need for National Crime Statistics -- The Role of Dedicated Crime Statistics Agencies -- International Approaches -- Conclusions -- References -- 3 Cooperative Federalism -- Foundational Discussions -- Choosing a Location for an Institute -- The Preferred Australian Model -- Consultation Within Australia -- Development of the Legislation -- Legislative Reform -- The Criminology Research Council -- The Board of Management -- Criminology Research Advisory Council -- Official Opening
Expenditure Considerations -- Employee Expenses -- Building -- Travel -- Conferences -- Outsourcing -- Conclusions -- References -- 6 Funding Criminological Research -- Introduction -- Assessing Applications for Funding -- Funding Provided -- Types of Research Funded -- Evaluation and Conclusions -- References -- 7 Punching Above Its Weight -- Seeking the Ideal Criminologist -- Finding a Director -- The Institute's Organisational Structure -- The Institute's First Permanent Director -- Subsequent Directors of the Institute -- Richard Harding -- Duncan Chappell -- Adam Graycar -- Toni Makkai
Adam Tomison -- Directors Since 2015 -- Staffing Numbers -- Gender Issues -- Voluntary Workers -- Conclusions: Punching Above Its Weight -- References -- 8 Seeking Suitable Accommodation -- Introduction -- The Debate Over Centralisation -- The Facilities Required by a Research Institute -- The AICs Premises -- Ethos House, Civic, Canberra City -- Colbee Court, Phillip -- Marcus Clarke Street, Civic -- Leichhardt Street, Griffith -- National Circuit, Barton -- Home-Based Work -- Comparisons Within and Beyond Australia -- Thematic Conclusions -- References
Summary This book explores the role and development of criminological research in the public sector during the last half-century. It identifies the benefits such research has provided and assesses whether the community has received value for the funds expended. The Australian Institute of Criminology is used as a case study to illustrate the challenges and pressures facing those who have sought to carry out independent crime and justice research in the public sector, to assess what fifty years of work has achieved and to determine whether or not there remains a need for criminologists to be employed by governments. The book is based on extensive archival research, administrative data analysis, interviews with current and previous staff and the perspectives of scholars in comparable institutions globally. It presents new historical information as well as current and future critical perspectives on crime and justice research in a unique Australian government organization. Russell G Smith has qualifications in law, psychology and criminology from the University of Melbourne, Australia, and a PhD from Kings College London, UK. After almost 25 years working at the Australian Institute of Criminology, he is now Honorary Fellow at the Institute and Professor in the College of Business, Government and Law at Flinders University, Australia
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed August 3, 2023)
Subject Australian Institute of Criminology -- Research
Australian Institute of Criminology -- History
SUBJECT Australian Institute of Criminology fast
Subject Criminology -- Research -- Australia
Criminology -- Research
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783031283567