Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology


Welcome to the website of the Australian and New Zealand
Society of Criminology Inc. (ANZSOC).

Acknowledgement of Country

We, the members of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology (ANZSOC), acknowledge the traditional custodians of Australia and the sovereignty of the Māori in New Zealand.

ANZSOC would like to acknowledge the ongoing Traditional Custodians of the lands for which our constituents conduct their teaching, learning, and research. We would like to acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded and the lands, now called Australia, continue to belong to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the Traditional custodians of the lands. ANZSOC would like to pay respects to the Elders who have passed on the legacy of knowledge and culture to the future generations and acknowledge that the future generations hold the hope, the stories and the continued knowledge for current and emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. May this knowledge through Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing guide you with wisdom and courage. 

ANZSOC also recognises iwi Māori and their unceded right to tino rangatiratanga (sovereignty) and their expression of mana motuhaka (self-determination). We acknowledge mātauranga Māori (Māori ways of being and knowing) informs both traditional and contemporary knowledge production and its ability to enhance our collective futures. 


Find out how to become a member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology (ANZSOC).

Conferences & Events

View upcoming conferences & events and find all the information you need to attend.


Explore the prizes & awards you can apply for, as well as the application process and past winners.

About Us

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.

Membership Benefits

  • 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.


2020 ANZSOC Conference cancelled 


It is with regret we advise the 2020 ANZSOC Conference, scheduled to take place on the Gold Coast 8 – 10 December has been cancelled.

This has been a very difficult decision for ANZSOC and the Local Organising Committee to take, however given the circumstances related to COVID-19, we feel this to be the most responsible course of action. It is our hope that by making an early decision, the level of
inconvenience to participants will be minimalised.

The criminology group at Griffith University have committed to hosting an ANZSOC conference on the Gold Coast in 2021 at a similar time (early December 2021) but the format that conference will take will be reconsidered later this year by the Local Organising Committee, in
consultation with the ANZSOC Committee of Management. It may be that the conference needs to be scaled back or reformulated in some way to take into consideration the capacity of universities and other employers to support participation at the conference. Further information about the 2021 conference will be distributed soon.

We thank you for your understanding and look forward to connecting with you at the 2021 conference.

For any enquiries related to the conference please contact or
the ANZSOC Secretariat

Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Inc.
c/ – Australian Institute of Criminology
GPO Box 1936
Canberra City ACT 2601
Ph: +61 2 6268 7450
ABN: 66972302862