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Crime Commission nabs Institute of Criminology

The Australian Institute of Criminology is likely to be absorbed by the Australian Crime Commission before the end of the year, and renamed the Crime and Justice Research Centre. Legislation to give effect to the change will be introduced to federal parliament in the next session, from October 12 to 22. Minister for Justice Michael Keenan said the CJRC would be "an independent research branch" of the Crime Commission. A plan to merge the research body into the nationwide criminal intelligence agency was widely expected following the appointment of ACC chief executive Chris Dawson (pictured) as acting director of the AIC in July. Dawson, a former deputy commissioner of the Western Australia Police, will remain in charge of the body. Read More