Upcoming Events

Innovations in Criminology Teaching and Learning Workshop, November 2019

The study of criminology within higher education has grown significantly in recent times, producing large numbers of graduates. Australian criminology students have varied career
trajectories which include government organisation, private companies, non-governmental organisations/third sector employers and academia. 
However, how are Criminology teaching staff tackling increased student numbers, varied career trajectories of graduates and different expectations of students? Are we are providing graduates with the skills to tackle the most pressing criminological issues?Are students still engaged in class? Can we utilise new technologies in our teaching? This workshop aims to bring together a variety of Criminology scholars for a workshop to discuss the latest innovations in teaching Criminology. The workshop will involve short presentations or current teaching and learning research and an opportunity for feedback, questions and collaboration. The event will result in an edited collection addressing innovations in teaching and learning in Australia.

Postgraduates and Early Career Researchers will be particularly encouraged to contribute to the workshop. Where possible, more experienced scholars will be matched up with
PGs/ECRs to collaborate and advise on possible chapters for the edited collection.

Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn VIC
Contact person: Kate.Burns@monash.edu

Tuesday 10 – Friday 13 December 2019


2020 ANZSOC Conference
Monday 7 – Thursday 10 December 2020
Please come back soon for more information.

Recent Events

Why should we trust you? Thinking through the role of evidence in making difficult decisions, 10 September 2019 6.15 pm – 7.30 pm

In an era of fake news, alternative facts, and opinion being conflated with expertise in the interests of maintaining ‘balance’, the need for evidence has never been more important. Despite this urgency, it is often challenged, contested, and – when competing political demands intervene – used selectively or ignored altogether. How did we get into the position where evidence has lost the capacity to help deal with society’s intractable problems? And what are some of the ways out of this dilemma?

In this conversation, two prominent criminologists will unpack: what constitutes evidence with ‘integrity’, its various dependencies, and where its legitimacy comes from. With backgrounds in corporate and white-collar crime and forensic psychology, they will draw on recent research to explore what these considerations mean for decision-making both within, and beyond, their particular domains of expertise.

This event is being held in partnership with ANZSOC as part of Social Sciences Week Australia.

When: Tuesday 10 September, 6.15 pm – 7.30 pm
Where: The Forum Theatre, Room 153
Level 1, Arts West Building
The University of Melbourne


Public Trust in Social Media, 10 September 2019 5.30 pm – 7.00 pm

As part of Social Sciences Week, Monash University and ANZSOC are hosting a public event on Tues Sept 10 from 5:30PM in the Melbourne CBD. It’s on ‘public trust in social media’ and features a panel by a few of our members on a topic that we hope will be of interest to you and your networks. 
Please register and join us, and also distribute far and wide – your students (undergrads and postgrads), colleagues, friends – we invite anyone who thinks about or uses social media to join us. There will be drinks and snacks too!!

REGISTER HERE https://bit.ly/2Kj83Gs

Human Trafficking and Forced Marriage in South Australia Forum, 12 September 2019

This one-day forum offers an opportunity for addressing knowledge and experience on human trafficking and modern-day slavery in South Australia (SA) with particular emphasis on forced marriage.
The event is organised by Flinders University with the help of Red Cross and Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH).
This will be the first ever event in this field organised in Adelaide that is open to a diverse cohort of participants. 
Flinders University, South Australia
12 September 2019
Contact person: Marinella.Marmo@flinders.edu.au
Registrations close 2nd September 2019 and only 100 seats available, book early! Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/human-trafficking-and-modern-slavery-in-south-australia-forum-tickets-63318968740

Rural Crime in Australia, 9 September 2019

The majority of Australian criminological scholarship is focused on crime and criminal justice in urban settings; however, rural criminology is an important and growing area of work highlighting the unique issues surrounding crime, disorder, and criminal justice in non-urban settings. This half-day symposium will bring the perspectives of researchers, law enforcement, and community members together in a dialogue about rural crime, policing and disorder. Specifically, three speakers, representing academic, industry and community perspectives respectively, will examine the ways in which locational factors, particular to rural and regional settings, impact upon crime and policing in rural communities. 

Dr Alistair Harkness will present a key-note address on his work on rural crime in the Australian context. This will be followed by an industry focused talk given by Inspector Cameron Whiteside, co-ordinator of the NSW Rural Crime Police Force. Finally, a community representative (to be determined) will conclude the discussion.

We will encourage attendance from academics, undergraduate, honours and postgraduate students. Moreover, in addition to the wider academic community, industry professionals working on issues related to crime and disorder in rural and regional contexts in Australia, as well as community members will be invited to attend the event. The presentations will be followed by an opportunity for a roundtable discussion over morning/afternoon tea where presenters, academics, industry professionals, students and the community can network and discuss current issues in rural crime.

University of New England/Centre for Rural Criminology
Armidale NSW

This event will be held during the Social Sciences Week, 9-15 September 2019