Statement of purpose
The purposes for which The Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Inc. is established are:
- to promote study, understanding, and co-operation in the field of Criminology;
- to bring together persons actively engaged, or who have been actively engaged, in teaching and/or practices in the field of Criminology;
- to foster training and research in Criminology in institutions of learning, and in law enforcement, judicial, and correctional agencies;
- to encourage communication within the field of Criminology through publications and conferences;
- to promote and foster understanding of Criminology by parliaments, governments, and the public.
The Committee of Management
The initial constitution of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Inc. was confirmed by the Executive of the Society on December 5, 1967 pursuant to a resolution of the inaugural general meeting of the Society.
This inaugural meeting had been held on October 24, 1967 at the University of Melbourne and was attended by 47 people.
Queensland University of Technology
Officers and Committees
The Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Inc. is comprised of Officers and a Committee of Management which include representatives from New Zealand and all the states and territories of Australia.
The Officers and the Committee of Management are elected at the Society AGM, held to coincide with the annual conference. The Officers and the Committee of Management meet at the Annual conference and at other times throughout the year as needs be.
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 incumbent will be informed by the secretary 4 weeks ahead of the AGM of any other nominations. If the incumbent wishes to continue stand, a biography of 100 words will need to be completed (by all relevant candidates) for circulation to the membership 3 weeks ahead of the AGM, and 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 briefly to their nomination.
The following positions will be declared vacant at the 2023 AGM which will be held at the ANZSOC Conference in Melbourne, December 2023.
- Vice President New Zealand
- Northern Territory
- New Zealand
Download the Nomination form here.
Dr Angela Higginson (Queensland University of Technology)
Dr Rachel Loney-Howes (University of Wollongong)
New Zealand Vice-President
Dr Susann Wiedlitzka (University of Auckland)
Dr Michelle Sydes (Griffith University)
Dr Kelly Hine (Australian National University)
New South Wales
Dr Julie Barkworth (Corrective Services, NSW)
Ms Louise Ogden (Department of the Attorney-General and Justice)
Dr Lacey Schaefer (Griffith University)
Melissa de Vel-Palumbo (Flinders University
Dr Loene Howes (University of Tasmania)
Dr Mary Iliadis (Deakin University)
Dr Natalie Gately (Edith Cowan University)
Australia Capital Territory
Dr Emily Corner (Australian National University)
Dr Tamasailau Suaalii-Sauni (University of Auckland)
Dr James Mehigan (University of Canterbury)
Postgraduate Early Career Researcher Representative
Dr Lisa Wheildon (Monash University)
Ms Hannah Robertson
Dr Asher Flynn (Monash University) and Dr Rebecca Wickes (Griffith University)
Professor Russell Smith (Flinders University)
2023 conference convenors
Naomi Pfitzner (Chair, Monash University)