RMIT’s Criminology and Justice Studies is committed to disseminating the results of our contemporary and applied research in ways that inform best practice, feed public debate and contribute to evidence-based policy.

We do this by involving industry partners in the design and delivery of our courses and as partners on our research projects.


  • engage with debates in the field and contemporary social issues by hosting a variety of events
  • provide expert media commentary
  • make submissions and provide evidence to policy processes and inquiries
  • prepare reports for industry
  • and contribute to academic literature.
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Current partnerships include

Dr Anastasia Powell, RMIT lecturer in Criminology and Justice Studies and an associate member of the Centre for Applied Social Research (CASR), is working on a research partnership with Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS).

ANROWS is an independent, not-for-profit company established as an initiative under Australia’s National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010–2022.

Along with a multidisciplinary team of professionals, Anastasia is working on the 2017 National Community Attitudes towards Violence Against Women Survey (NCAS) project, a national survey that collects vital information about Australians’ knowledge of and attitudes and responses towards violence against women, and attitudes towards gender equality.

The NCAS is one of the key monitoring mechanisms for the National Plan to Prevent Violence Against Women and Their Children 2010–2022.

The Gendered Violence and Abuse Research Alliance (GeVARA) is a network of applied researchers at RMIT University bringing a range of expertise to address issues including: domestic violence, family violence, violence against transgender women, rape and sexual assault, gender-based stalking, sexual harassment, trafficking, exploitation, sex discrimination and same-sex violence.


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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer