Welcome to the website of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Inc. (ANZSOC). The society is devoted to promoting criminological study, research and practice in the region and bringing together persons engaged in all aspects of the field. The membership of the society reflects the diversity of persons involved in the field, including practitioners, academics, policy makers and students. Click here to view the Society's statement of purpose.

The Society conducts an annual conference and supports the publication of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology.

Those interested in becoming a member can obtain an application form online.

The benefits of membership of ANZSOC include:

  • A reduced registration fee at the annual conference;
  • Free subscription to the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology;
  • Special seminars and workshops in each state discussing recent developments in crime and criminology;
  • Awards and prizes; and
  • Opportunities to meet visiting distinguished scholars.

***Nominations for Committee membership***

Members are encouraged to email the secretary by August 31 of each year their nomination for election for any vacant positions. The nomination form is found on the ANZSOC website. Upon receipt of the nomination, the incumbent will be informed by the secretary 4 weeks ahead of the AGM of any other nominations. The incumbent then has a choice. If she/he wishes to continue to stand, a biography of 100 words will need to be completed for circulation to the membership 3 weeks ahead of the AGM. There will then be an election at the AGM. Nominations may also be made from the floor at the AGM and if so, that person will be entitled to speak to their nomination briefly.