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 Aotearoa 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. 

The Association acknowledges the consequences and harms that continue to be inflicted by the criminal justice systems of Australia and Aotearoa-New Zealand on Indigenous peoples in the region and seeks through its activities to address these harms and to work to prevent them from continuing in the future.



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

Dr Michelle Sydes, ANZSOC Secretary
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Mt Gravatt Campus, Griffith University
176 Messines Ridge Road, Mt Gravatt Queensland, 4122.

ABN: 66972302862