The Society

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.

Dr Tara Renee McGee, President


The current ANZSOC Treasurer is:

Dr Larissa (Lara) Christensen
Lecturer in Criminology, School of Law
University of the Sunshine Coast
Room JG.03E
Queensland 4556 Australia

Email: lchriste@usc.edu.au

Dr Larissa (Lara) Christensen, Treasurer

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 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.

Nomination form


Office Bearers

Dr Tara McGee (Griffith University)

Australian Vice-President
Dr Rebecca Wickes (Monash University)

New Zealand Vice-President
Dr James Oleson (The University of Auckland)

Ms Katalina Bradley (Australian Institute of Criminology)

Dr Larissa (Lara) Christensen (University of the Sunshine Coast)

Committee Members

New South Wales
Dr Emma Colvin (Charles Sturt University)

Northern Territory
Mrs Karen Heenan (Swinburne University)

Dr Cassandra Cross (Queensland University of Technology)

South Australia
Dr Ben Livings (University of South Australia)

Dr Jeremy Prichard (University of Tasmania)

Dr Asher Flynn (Monash University)

Western Australia
Dr Jade Lindley (University of Western Australia)

Australia Capital Territory
Dr Jason Payne (Australian National University)

New Zealand
Dr Trevor Bradley (Victoria University of Wellington)
Dr Nicholas Gilmour (AML360)

Postgraduate Early Career Researcher Representative
Ms Madeleine Ulbrick (Monash University)

Newsletter Editor
Dr Mary Iliadis (Deakin University)

Journal Editor
Professors Mark Halsey and Andrew Goldsmith (Flinders University)

2019 conference convenor
Dr Jade Lindley (University of Western Australia)

Thematic Groups

More information to come in 2019