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Russell G Smith

Principal Criminologist
Manager, Transnational, Organised and Cyber Crime Program

Academic qualifications

  • LLB (University of Melbourne)
  • BA (Hons) (University of Melbourne)
  • DipCrim (University of Melbourne)
  • LLM (University of Melbourne)
  • PhD (University of London)
  • Non-practising Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales
  • Barrister and Solicitor of the Federal Courts of Australia
  • Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria

Selected employment

2009-2012 President, Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology
2004- Principal Criminologist, Australian Institute of Criminology
2001-2004 Deputy Director of Research, Australian Institute of Criminology
2000- Senior Research Analyst, Australian Institute of Criminology
1999-2007 Academic adviser to Criminology Research Council
1997-1999 Historian of the Royal College of Nursing, Australia
1996-2000 Research Analyst, Australian Institute of Criminology
1995-1997 Consultant to the Victorian Parliamentary Law Reform Committee for its Inquiry into the Liability of the State of Victoria and Health Service Providers
1994-1995 Non-medical practitioner member of the Medical Practitioners Board of Victoria
1990-1995 Lecturer in the Criminology Department, University of Melbourne
1981-1985 Solicitor, HSW Lawson Hughes & Co, Melbourne

Current areas of specialisation/expertise

  • Global crime trends and responses
  • Economic crime trends and responses
  • Electronic crime trends and responses
  • Law reform and reform of the criminal justice system
  • Professional regulation and its history

List of major projects current and past

  • Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing research program
  • Global, Economic and Electronic Crime Program
  • ATM-related robberies
  • Crime in the digital age
  • Crime prevention research register
  • Crime in the professions
  • Cybercriminals on trial
  • Electronic theft
  • Fraud on the internet in the Asia-Pacific region
  • Health care, crime and regulatory control
  • Identity-related economic crime
  • Serious fraud in Australia and New Zealand
  • Serious taxation fraud prosecutions
  • Violence associated with motor vehicle use

Publications (most recent)

Australian Institute of Criminology publications

Journal articles

  • Smith, R. G., Rowe, E., Akman, T. & Tomison, A. M. 2014. Organised crime and Public Sector Corruption. A Study from Australia, ECPR Standing Group on Organised Crime Newsletter, 11(1): 2-3.
  • Smith RG 2011. The Criminogenic Effects of Cybercrime Prevention Advice – And How to Avoid Them, Targeting Tax Crime, Issue 4, February, pp. 26-7, Australian Taxation Office, Canberra.
  • Smith RG 2010. Organised Identity Theft in a Global Perspective, Security Solutions, No. 68, October, pp.88-92
  • Smith RG 2008 – Book review: Cybercrime and Society by M. Yar Sage Publications, London: Reviewed in International Journal of Cyber Criminology vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 397-9.
  • Smith RG & Akman T 2008. Evaluating the Australasian Consumer Fraud Awareness Month, 2007, Flinders Journal of Law Reform, vol. 10, pp. 715-35.
  • Smith RG 2008, Coordinating individual and organisational responses to fraud, Crime, law and social change, vol. 49, no. 5, pp. 379-96.
  • Choo K-K R & Smith RG 2007, Criminal exploitation of online systems by organised crime groups, Asian Journal of Criminology vol 2 no. 2.
  • Smith RG 2007. Book review: Cybercrime and Society by M Yar, Sage Publications, London in Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, vol 40. no. 3, pp360-2
  • Smith RG 2007. 'Crime control in the digital age: an exploration of human rights implications', International journal of cyber criminology, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 167-79. http://www.cybercrimejournal.co.nr/
  • Smith RG 2007. What's new at the Australian Institute of Criminology, ANZSOC Newsletter, vol. 4, no. 2, p. 8.
  • Smith RG 2006. Criminal Misuse of Identity in Higher Education, Privacy Law Bulletin, vol. 2, no. 9, pp. 124-8.
  • Smith RG 2006. ANZ Society of Criminology: A Snapshot, ANZSOC Newsletter, vol. 3, no. 1, p. 2.
  • Smith RG, Grabosky PN & Urbas GF 2004. Cyber criminals on trial. Criminal justice matters 'Crime and technology' issue 58: 22-23
  • Urbas GF & Smith RG 2004. Computer crime legislation in Australia. Internet law bulletin 7(2): 1-4
  • Smith RG 2003. Book review: The prosecution of corporations by J Clough and C Mulhern 2002, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne. Reviewed in Monash University law review 29(1): 197-200
  • Smith RG 2003. Travelling in cyberspace on a false passport: controlling transnational identity-related crime. The British criminology conference: selected proceedings vol. 5, Papers from the British Society of Criminology Conference, Keele, July 2002, R Tarling (ed.), British Society of Criminology, August.
  • Smith RG 2003. Impediments to the successful investigation of transnational cybercrimes. International councillor 2(18), May/June: 17-19
  • Smith RG 2003. Crime in the professions. Security Oz no. 24, July/August: 42-44
  • Smith RG 2003. Corporate crime in the digital age. Corporate misconduct ezine 1(1), March.
  • Graycar A & Smith RG 2002. Identifying and responding to corporate fraud in the 21st century. Security Oz magazine 18: 126-140.
  • Chapman A & Smith RG 2001. Controlling financial services fraud. Australian banking and finance law bulletin 17(3): 33-39
  • Smith RG 2001. eCrime. Security Oz magazine 12: 50-60, 133. 
  • Smith RG & Grabosky PN 2001. On-line securities fraud. Journal of financial crime 9(1):1-17
  • Grabosky PN & Smith RG 2001. Digital crime in the twenty-first century. Journal of information ethics 10(1): 8-26

Books and reports

  • Parliament of Victoria, Law Reform, Drugs and Crime Prevention Committee 2014, Inquiry into the Supply and Use of Methamphetamines, Particularly Ice, in Victoria,Final Report, (Consultants: R. G. Smith et al.), Government Printer, Melbourne.
  • Parliament of Victoria, Law Reform, Drugs and Crime Prevention Committee 2014, Inquiry into the Supply and Use of Methamphetamines, Particularly Ice, in Victoria,Final Report, (Consultants: R. G. Smith et al.), Government Printer, Melbourne.
  • Smith R G & Hutchings A 2014. Identity Crime and Misuse in Australia: Results of the 2013 Online Survey, in Research and Public Policy Series, No. 128, pp. 1-73, Australian Institute of Criminology, Canberra.
  • Bricknell, S. and Smith, R. G. 2013. Developing a Monitoring Framework for Identity Crime and Misuse. A Report to the Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department, pp. 1-39, Australian Institute of Criminology, Canberra.
  • Smith, R. G., Jorna, P., Sweeney, J. and Fuller, G. 2013, Counting the Costs of Crime in Australia – 2011 Update, A Report to the Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department, Australian Institute of Criminology, Canberra.
  • James L, Hutchings A and Smith RG 2012. Small Business and Cloud Computing Threat Assessment: A Confidential Report for the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, pp. 1-79, Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security and the Australian Institute of Criminology: Brisbane.
  • Walters J, Smith RG, Davis B, Choo K-K R and Chadwick H 2012. ‘The Anti-money Laundering and Counter-terrorism Financing Regime in Australia: Perceptions of Regulated Businesses in Australia’, in Research and Public Policy Series, No. 117, pp. 1- 82, Australian Institute of Criminology, Canberra.
  • Jorna P, Bricknell S, Boxall H and Smith RG 2012. The Australian Experience of Corruption – 2007-12 A Report to the Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department, pp. 1-39, Australian Institute of Criminology, Canberra.
  • Lindley J, Jorna P and Smith RG 2012. Fraud Against the Commonwealth 2009-10: Annual Report to Government, Monitoring Report No 18, pp. 1-81, Australian Institute of Criminology, Canberra.
  • Walters J, Budd C, Smith RG, Choo K-K R, McCusker R & Rees D. 2012. Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Across the Globe: A Comparative Study of Regulatory Action, Research and Public Policy Series, No. 113, pp. 1-98, Australian Institute of Criminology, Canberra.
  • Graycar A & Smith RG (eds) 2011. Handbook of Global Research and Practice in Corruption Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd: Cheltenham.
  • Lindley J & Smith RG 2011. Fraud Against the Commonwealth 2008-09: Annual Report to Government, pp. 1-83, Australian Institute of Criminology, Canberra.
  • Bricknell S, Smith RG & Cussen T 2010. Feasibility of Implementing a Monitoring Program for Breaches of Commonwealth Law: A Confidential Report to the Attorney General's Department, pp. 1-73, Australian Institute of Criminology, Canberra.
  • Choo K-K R, Smith RG & McCusker R 2007. Future directions in technology-enabled crime: 2007-09. Research and Public Policy Series No 78. pp. 1-131, Australian Institute of Criminology, Canberra.
  • Dussuyer I & Smith RG 2006. Consumer fraud in Australia: a research report and recommendations to the Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce pp. 1-109, Australian Institute of Criminology, Canberra.
  • Parliament of Victoria, Drugs and Crime Prevention Committee 2005. Inquiry into violence associated with motor vehicle use, final report (Consultants: Smith RG & Walvisch J). Melbourne: Government Printer. http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/dcpc/Reports/DCPC-Report_RoadRage_2005-04.pdf
  • Smith RG, Grabosky PN & Urbas GF 2004. Cyber criminals on trial, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
  • Parliament of Victoria, Drugs and Crime Prevention Committee 2004. Inquiry into violence associated with motor vehicle use, discussion paper (Consultants: Smith RG & Walvisch J). Melbourne: Government Printer. http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/dcpc/Reports/DCPC-DiscussionPaper_RoadRage_2004-05.pdf
  • Parliament of Victoria, Drugs and Crime Prevention Committee 2004. Inquiry into fraud and electronic commerce, final report, (Consultants: Smith RG & Walvisch J). Melbourne: Government Printer. http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/dcpc/Reports/DCPC_FraudElectronicCommerce_05-01-2004.pdf
  • Australian Institute of Criminology & PricewaterhouseCoopers 2003. Serious fraud in Australia and New Zealand. Research and public policy series no. 48. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology / PricewaterhouseCoopers.
  • Australian Institute of Criminology 2002. The worldwide fight against transnational organised crime: Australia. Report prepared for the United Nations, Centre for International Crime Prevention, Vienna
  • Nelson D & Smith RG 2002. ATM-related robberies. Confidential report to the Australian Bankers' Association. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology
  • Parliament of Victoria, Drugs and Crime Prevention Committee 2002. Inquiry into fraud and electronic commerce: emerging trends and best practice responses, discussion paper (Consultants: Smith RG & Candy S). Melbourne: Government Printer. http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/dcpc/Reports%20in%20PDF/Fraud%20Report_final_www.pdf
  • Smith RG (ed) 2002. Crime in the professions. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing. http://www.aic.gov.au/publications/other/professions.html
  • Grabosky PN, Smith RG, & Dempsey G 2001. Electronic theft: unlawful acquisition in cyberspace. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. http://www.aic.gov.au/publications/other/electronic.html
  • Smith RG & Urbas G 2001. Controlling fraud on the Internet: a CAPA perspective, report for the Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants. Research and public policy series no. 39. Kuala Lumpur: Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants / Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology.

Chapters in books

  • Goldsmith, A., Gray, D. and Smith, R. G. 2014, ‘Criminal Asset Recovery in Australia’, in King, C. and Walker, C. (eds.), Dirty Assets:  Emerging Issues in the Regulation of Criminal and Terrorist Assets, pp. 115-39, Ashgate Publishing Limited, Farnham.
  • Smith, R. G. 2013, ‘Anti-money Laundering: The Accounting and Legal Professions’, in Chaikin, D. (ed.) Financial Crime Risks, Globalisation and the Professions, pp. 28-40, Australian Scholarly Publishing Pty, Limited: Melbourne.
  • Smith, R. G. 2014, ‘Transnational Cybercrime and Fraud’, in Reichel, P. and Albanese, J. (eds.), Handbook of Transnational Crime and Justice, 2nd ed., pp. 119-42, Sage Publications: New York.
  • Smith, R. G. and Gibbs, A. 2013, ‘Extending the Electronic Net in Australia and New Zealand: Developments in Electronic Monitoring Down-Under’, in Nellis, M., Beyens, K. and Kaminski, D. (eds), Electronically Monitored Punishment: International and Critical Perspectives, pp. 82-101, Routledge: London.
  • Smith, R. G. and Grabosky, P. N. 2012, ‘Cybercrime’, in Marmo, M., de Lint, W. and Palmer, D. (eds.), Crime and Justice: A Guide to Criminology, (4th ed.), pp. 245-74, Thomson Reuters, Sydney.
  • Smith RG 2011. Human Rights Infringement in the Digital Age, in Jaishankar, K. (ed.), Cyber Criminology: Exploring Internet Crimes and Criminal Behaviour, CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, Boca Raton, Florida.
  • Smith RG and Jorna P 2011. Corrupt Misuse of Information and Communications Technologies, Graycar, A. and Smith, R. G. (eds.) Handbook of Global Research and Practice in Corruption, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd: Cheltenham.
  • Graycar A & Smith RG 2011. Research and Practice in Corruption: An Introduction, Graycar, A. and Smith, R. G. (eds.) Handbook of Global Research and Practice in Corruption, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd: Cheltenham.
  • Smith RG 2011, International Identity Crime, Smith, C. J., Zhang, S. X. and Barberet, R. (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Criminology: An International Perspective, pp. 142-52, Taylor & Francis: New York.
  • Smith RG and Grabosky PN 2011. 'Cybercrime', in Marmo M, de Lint W and Palmer D (eds), Crime and Justice: A Guide to Criminology, 4th Edition, pp 245-74, Thomson Reuters: Sydney
  • Smith RG 2010. The Development of Cybercrime, in Lincoln R & Robinson S (eds), Crime Over Time: Temporal Perspectives on Crime and Punishment in Australia, pp. 211-36, Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle upon Tyne.
  • Smith RG 2010. ‘Identity Theft and Fraud’ in Jewkes, Y  and Yar, M (eds) Handbook of Internet Crime, Willan Publishing: Cullompton, pp. 273-301. (released 16-11-09)
  • Smith RG 2008. 'Preventing identity-related crime: the challenges of identification', in MM McNally and GR Newman (eds.), Perspectives on identity theft, pp. 133-50, Crime prevention studies vol 23, Criminal Justice Press: Monsey NY.
  • Choo K-K R & Smith RG 2007. 'Criminal exploitation of online systems by organised crime groups', in Broadhurst, R. and Ganapathy, N. (eds.) Organised crime in Asia: governance and accountability symposium proceedings, pp. 152-74, National University of Singapore and Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.
  • Smith RG 2007. 'Biometric Solutions to Identity-related Cybercrime', in Jewkes, Y. (ed.), Crime Online, pp. 44-59, Willan Publishing, Cullompton.
  • Smith RG & Grabosky PN 2006. Cyber crime, in Goldsmith A, Israel M & Daly K (eds), Crime and justice: a guide to criminology 3rd edn. Sydney: Lawbook Co: 195-218
  • Graycar A & Smith RG 2004. Identifying and responding to corporate fraud in the 21st century, in Bellur A (ed), Corporate fraud: trends and lessons. Punjagutta, Hyd. India: Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI) Books
  • Grabosky PN & Smith RG 2003. Digital crime in the twenty-first century, in Wall DS (ed), Cyberspace crime, Ashgate International Library of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Penology. Aldershot: Ashgate: 8-26
  • Grabosky P N & Smith R G 2003. Crime in the digital age, in Goldsmith A, Israel M & Daly K (eds), Crime and justice: an Australian textbook in criminology 2nd edn. Sydney: Lawbook Co: 179-199
  • Smith RG 2002. Crime in the professions: an introduction, in Smith RG (ed), Crime in the professions. Aldershot: Ashgate: 3-26
  • Smith RG 2002. Regulating professionals in the digital age, in Smith RG (ed), Crime in the professions, Aldershot: Ashgate: 227-249
  • Smith RG 2002. White collar crime, in Graycar A & Grabosky P (eds), Cambridge handbook of Australian criminology. Melbourne: Cambridge University Press: 126-156
  • Smith RG 2002. Corporate crime in the digital age, in Acquaah-Gaisie G & Snip J (eds), Corporate crime workshop 2002: papers. Melbourne: Monash University, Department of Business Law and Taxation
  • Grabosky PN & Smith RG 2001. Telecommunications fraud in the digital age: the convergence of technologies, in Wall DS (ed), Crime and the Internet. London: Routledge

Conference papers

2014

  • Smith, R. G. 2014, ‘Facilitating Fraud: Risks for Criminologists’, Australian Institute of Criminology Staff Seminar, Canberra, 9 October.
  • Smith, R. G. and Parmentier, S. 2014, ‘Comparing Public Perceptions of Crime in Australia and Belgium’, 14th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, Prague, Czech Republic, 10 September.
  • Smith, R. G. 2014, ‘The Development of Cybercrime: Past, Present and Future’, ECPR General Conference: Standing Group on Organised Crime, Understanding and Tackling the Roots of Insecurity: Terrorism, Transnational Organised Crime and Corruption, Glasgow, 4 September.
  • Smith, R. G. 2014, ‘Plenary Address: Criminogenic Effects of Economic Crime Prevention Information’, 32nd International Symposium on Economic Crime, Jesus College, Cambridge, 2 September.
  • Smith, R. G. 2014, ‘Workshop: The Nature and Extent of Criminal Misuse of Personal Information’, 32nd International Symposium on Economic Crime, Jesus College, Cambridge, 2 September.
  • Smith, R. G. and Dowsley, F. 2014, ‘Ten Impediments to the Quantification of Organised Crime’, 2nd International Conference on Governance, Crime, and Justice Statistics, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mexico City, 17 June (non-attending).
  • Smith, R. G.  ‘Australian Institute of Criminology Research Program 2014’, New Zealand Ministry of Justice Seminar, Wellington, 29 April 2014.
  • Smith, R. G., ‘Counting the Costs of Crime in Australia – 2011 Update’, New Zealand Ministry of Justice Seminar, Wellington, 30 April 2014.
  • Smith, R. G., ‘New Zealand’s Justice Sector in 2024’, New Zealand Leading Justice Symposium, Parliament House, Wellington, 29 April 2014.
  • Smith, R. G. and Tomison, A. M., ‘Organised Crime and Public Sector Corruption,  ACT Department of Justice and Community Safety Directorate, Senior Executive Group, Canberra, 20 March.
  • Smith, R. G., ‘Is there a Typical Profile for a Fraud Offender? Understanding the Drivers of Fraud and the Motivations of Offenders’, Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission, Fraud Prevention Practitioner Forum, Melbourne, 25 February.

2013

2012

  • Smith, R. G., ‘Cyber Crime Research’, Presentation to Legal, Policy and Law Reform Branch, Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions, Canberra and video-conference to other capital cities, 5 December.
  • Smith RG, Rowe E and Tomison A 2012. ‘Organised Crime and Public sector Corruption: A Crime Scripts Analysis of Displacement Risks’, 25th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology, Auckland, New Zealand, 28 November.
  • Smith RG 2012. ‘Understanding the Drivers of Fraud and the Motivations of Offenders’, 25th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology, Auckland, New Zealand, 27 November.
  • Smith RG 2012. ‘Identity Crime: Recent Trends and Future Risks’, ANZ 5th Annual Financial Crime Conference, Melbourne, 22 November.
  • Smith RG 2012. Corrupt Use of Information and Communication Technology in Public Sector Investigations, NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption, the NSW Ombudsman’s Office and the Institute of Public Administration, National Investigations Symposium, Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific Hotel, Manly Beach, Sydney, 9 November.
  • Smith RG and Jorna P 2012. ‘Corrupt Misuse of Information and Communications Technologies’, 12th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, Bilbao, Spain, 12 September.
  • Smith RG 2012. ‘Economically Motivated Crime: The Viability, Relevance and Methodology of Research – Workshop’, 30th Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime: Economic Crime - Surviving the Fall - Myths and Realities, Cambridge, 3 September.
  • Smith RG 2012. ‘Seizing the Proceeds of Crime in Australia. Seizing the Proceeds of Crime. How Effective is Your Legislation? A Comparative Study and Discussion of Asset Recovery Legislation in Various Jurisdictions – Workshop’, 30th Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime: Economic Crime - Surviving the Fall - Myths and Realities, Cambridge, 3 September.
  • Smith RG 2012. ‘Economic Crime: Crisis or Beat-Up?’ 30th Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime: Economic Crime - Surviving the Fall - Myths and Realities, Cambridge, 3 September
  • Smith RG 2012 ‘Understanding Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism Research: Balancing Policy Needs with Privacy Considerations’, Anti Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Summit 2012, The Pullman Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand, 22 August.
  • Smith RG 2012. ‘AML Enforcement: Global Experiences, and Data Management’, Panel presentation, Anti Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Summit 2012, The Pullman Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand, 22 August.
  • Smith RG 2012. Jorna, P. and Hutchings, A., ‘Frauds and Scams: Recent Research Reports and Research Methodologies’, Australian Institute of Criminology Student Forum, Canberra, 6 July.
    2012 – Smith, R. G. and Jorna, P., ‘Corrupt Misuse of Information and Communications Technologies’, National Public Sector Fraud and Corruption Congress, Sydney: 26 July.
  • Smith RG 2012. ‘Evidence Led Policy: The Annual Fraud Survey and Report’, Commonwealth Fraud Liaison Forum, Australian Federal Police National Headquarters, Canberra, 11 April.
  • Smith RG 2012. Public Sector Fraud, Commonwealth Agency Forum, Australian Institute of Criminology, Canberra, 4 April.
  • Smith RG 2012. ‘Understanding and Responding to Public Sector Fraud in Australia, CPA Australia, Forensic Discussion Group, Melbourne, 28 March.
  • Smith RG 2012. ‘Understanding the Drivers of Fraud and the Motivations of Offenders’, Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce Agency Forum, ASIC, Sydney, 19 March.

2011

2010

2009

  • Smith RG, McCusker, R & Walters J Financing of terrorism in Australia: risks and regulation ANZSOC Conference, University of Western Australia, Perth, 23 November 2009
  • Smith RG 2009 Understanding Organised Cybercrime Risks for Government, Australian Government Fraud Liaison Forum: High Tech Crime and Fraud against the Commonwealth, Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, 19 November 2009, Canberra.
  • Smith RG 2009. Designing-out crime in the Lancaster Gate Community Centre, Presentation to the Lancaster Gate Community Centre Reference Committee, Darebin Local Council, 18 November 2009, Melbourne.
  • McGregor K & Smith R G 2009, Crime Control in the Digital Age: An Exploration of Human Rights Implications, American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting: Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy, United Nations Panel 3: How Can Criminology Contribute to Research on Human Rights Violations?, 6 November 2009, Philadephia  
  • Smith RG 2009 Online Fraud and Identity Crime: Risks and Realities, Centre for Transnational Crime Prevention, Faculty of Law Seminar, University of Wollongong, 20 October.
  • Smith RG 2009 'Economic Crime – Keeping Watch on Financial Transactions', Institute of Internal Auditors Australia South Australian Chapter Conference, 15 October, Sebel Playford Hotel, Adelaide.
  • Smith RG 2009 Rapporteur: 'Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce Agency Forum', Australian Institute of Criminology, Canberra, 8 October.
  • Smith RG 2009 'Community-based Sanctions', Presentation to Australian Taxation Office Cash Economy Steering Committee, Australian Taxation Office, Canberra, 6 October.
  • Smith RG 2009. Facilitator: 'Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Roundtable – The Law Council of Australia Survey of the Legal Sector', Australian Institute of Criminology, Canberra, 25 September 2009.
  • Smith RG 2009. 'Understanding Organised Cybercrime Risks for Government', International Quality & Productivity Centre Conference, e-Security for Government, 22 September, Melbourne.
  • Smith RG 2009. 'How to Catch the Enemy Within', Roundtable Discussion Australian Security Industry Association Security 2009 Conference, 26 August, Sydney Convention Centre, Sydney.
  • Smith RG 2009. 'Cyber Crime Inquiry', Appearance before the House of Representatives Communications Committee’s Inquiry into Cyber Crime’, 19 August, Parliament House, Canberra.
  • Choo K-K. R & Smith RG 2009 'Quantifying the nature and extent of syntactic and semantic online personal fraud attacks' IIR Conferences Online Fraud & E-Crime Forum 2009, 23-25 June, Radisson Plaza Hotel, Sydney
  • Smith RG 2009 'Cybercrime Workshop for Judges and Prosecutors', Australian High Tech Crime Conference 2009, University of Technology, 10 June, Sydney
  • Smith RG 2009 Rapporteur – Australian High Tech Crime Conference 2009, University of Technology, 9-12 June, Sydney.
  • Smith RG 2009 'Online Identity Theft in Australia', Judicial College of Victoria Cyber Crime Workshop, 15 May, Melbourne.
  • Smith RG 2009 'United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice', Australian Institute of Criminology Staff Seminar, 5 May, Canberra.
  • Smith RG 2009 Delegate to the 18th Session of the United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, Vienna, 15-24 April 2009.
  • Smith RG 2009 'Crime displacement risks arising from the global AML/ CTF regulatory regime', Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Conference 2009: Managing Risk: Australian and International Perspectives, 1 April, Sydney.
  • Walters J & Smith RG 2009 'Quantifying the nature and extent of online fraud', IIR Conferences 10th Annual Fraud Summit 2009: Combating and suppressing the latest developments in fraud amidst the economic downturn, 23-24 March, Crowne Plaza Darling Harbour, Sydney
  • Walters J & Smith R. G. 2009 'Economic Crime – Keeping Watch on Financial Transactions', Institute of Internal Auditors Australia South Pacific and Asia Conference, 22–25 March, Brisbane
  • Smith RG 2009. 'The Prevalence and Risks of Personal Fraud in Australia' Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce Fraud Forum, 2 March, Melbourne
  • Smith RG 2009. 'Public Sector Fraud: Risks and Countermeasures' Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy - Fraud Fortnight Seminar', 24 February, Canberra.
  • Smith RG 2009. 'Money Laundering in the Trust and Company Services Sector', Australian Institute of Criminology Roundtable, 18 February, Sydney.
  • Smith RG 2009. 'Money Laundering in the Precious Metals and Stones Sector', Australian Institute of Criminology Roundtable, 18 February, Sydney.
  • Smith RG 2009. 'Money Laundering in the Legal Sector', Australian Institute of Criminology Roundtable, 17 February, Canberra.
  • Smith RG 2009. 'Money Laundering in the Real Estate Sector', Australian Institute of Criminology Roundtable, 16 February, Canberra.
  • Smith RG 2009. 'Money Laundering in the Accounting Sector', Australian Institute of Criminology Roundtable, 16 February, Canberra.

2008

  • Smith RG 2008. 'Challenges for Australian Business in Customer and Client Identification ', IIR Conferences 4th Annual Identity Fraud Summit: Staying Ahead of Identity Fraud: Expert Guidance and Practical Strategies for the Public and Private Sector, 2 December, Sydney.
  • Smith RG & Budd C 2008. 'Coordinating Individual and Organisational Responses to Fraud', Australian & New Zealand Society of Criminology 21st Annual Conference Criminology: Linking Theory, Policy and Practice, 26 November, Canberra.
  • Smith RG 2008. 'The Nature of Crime Displacement in the Context of Global Anti-Money Laundering Initiatives', Australian & New Zealand Society of Criminology 21st Annual Conference Criminology: Linking Theory, Policy and Practice, 26 November, Canberra.
  • Smith RG 2008. 'Panel Presentation: Current and Future Trends in ID Crime in the Australian Financial Sector', Australian Bankers Association and Attorney-General's Department Identity Management Forum: Working Together to Protect Australians, Sydney, 21 November.
  • Smith RG 2008. 'Robberies at ATMs in Australia', Joint Industry-Government ATM Safety and Security Committee Meeting, Department of Justice, Melbourne, 19 November.
  • Smith RG 2008. 'A Proposal for a Nationally Coordinated Response to Fraud', Federal Criminal Justice Forum, 29 September, Old Parliament House, Canberra.
  • Smith RG 2008. 'A Framework for Evaluating the Effectiveness of the AML / CTF regime: An Australian Trial' Plenary Workshop: Evaluating Anti-Money Laundering Initiatives in a Global Context, Twenty-Sixth International Symposium on Economic Crime, 3 September, Cambridge, England.
  • Smith RG 2008. 'Online Personal Fraud: Quantifying the Extent of Semantic and Syntactic Attacks in Australia' Workshop: Online Crime Where Technology, Economics and Psychology Meet, Twenty-Sixth International Symposium on Economic Crime, 3 September, Cambridge, England.
  • Smith RG 2008 'Fraud Prevention in Financial Services: The Impact and Success of the Australian AML/CTF Regime', Investment & Financial Services Association Conference: Innovate 08, 7 August, Gold Coast.
  • Smith RG 2008 'Anti-money Laundering and Counter-terrorism Financing Research: Progress Report', AUSTRAC Executive Committee Meeting, 14 May, Sydney.
  • Smith RG 2008 'Justice and Home Affairs in the European Union: Migration, Border Control and Counter-terrorism in an Enlarged Shengen Area', Australian Institute of Criminology Staff Seminar, 3 June, Canberra.
  • Smith RG 2008. 'Future directions in technology-enabled crime 2007-2009', Hot Topics Seminar, Investment & Financial Services Association, 4 March, Sydney.
  • Smith RG 2008. 'Future directions in technology-enabled crime 2007-2009', Attorney-General's Department, Funding and Assets of Crime Section, Criminal Justice Division seminar, 6 February, AFP College, Canberra.

2007

  • Smith RG 2007. 'Future directions in technology-enabled crime 2007-2009', Australian Government Fraud Liaison Forum, 5 Decemember, Australian War Memorial, Canberra.
  • Smith RG 2007. 'The future of fraud and security 2007-2009', Westpac Fraud and Security Expo, 27 November, Sydney
  • Smith RG 2007. 'Preventing money laundering and the financing of terrorism through effective customer indentification', Capitis Group, Financial Services AML and CTF Summit 2007, 13th November, Crowne Plaza Resort Hunter Valley, New South Wales
  • Smith RG 2007.'Introducing the Criminology Research Council', Australian & New Zealand Society of Criminology 20th Annual Conference Criminology: Building Bridges, 24 Sepember, Adelaide.
  • Smith RG & Akman T 2007. 'Evaluating the Australasian Consumer Fraud Awareness Month 2007', Australian & New Zealand Society of Criminology 20th Annual Conference Criminology: Building Bridges, 24 Sepember, Adelaide.
  • Choo K-K R & Smith R G 2007. 'Criminal exploitation of online systems by organised crime groups', Organised Crime in Asia: Governance and Accountability Asian Journal of Criminology, Queensland University of Technology and the National University of Singapore Colloquium, Singapore (non-attending), 28 June.
  • Smith RG 2007. 'Tax offenders on trial', Australian Taxation Office Serious Non-Compliance Leadership Conference, Sydney, 21 June.
  • Smith RG 2007. 'Tax offenders on trial', Australian Taxation Office Serious Non-Compliance Executive Meeting, Canberra, 21 March.
  • Smith RG 2007. 'Swindles, scams and stings: what do we know?', National consumer congress 2007: The changing environment of consumer policy, Melbourne, 14 March.

2006

  • Smith RG 2006. Scams Reporting and Data Collection, Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce, Mass Marketed Scams Workshop, 9 November, Sydney.
  • Smith RG 2006. Preventing identity-related crime: 100 points, biometrics or identity cards? Australian Federal Police Management of Serious Crime Program (MOSC-38) Identity Crime: Traditional Crime - New Technology 7 July, Canberra.
  • Smith RG 2006. How will criminals misuse biometrics in the next five to ten years?, Biometrics Institute Annual Australia Conference -Roundtable: Biometric Futures, 9 June, Sydney.
  • Smith RG 2006. Identification processes in the higher education sector: risks and countermeasures, NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption: Professional Development Forum, 8 June, Sydney.
  • Smith RG 2006. Biometric Solutions to Identity-related Fraud: Policy and Effectiveness, IIR Conferences 7th Annual Australian Fraud Summit 2006, 30 March, Sydney.
  • Smith RG 2006. Human rights in the digital age. Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology 19th annual conference: Criminology and human rights, Hobart, 8 February

2005

  • Smith RG 2005. Biometric solutions to identity-related crime: evidence versus policy. Australian Institute of Criminology and Crime Prevention Division, Attorney-General's Department, New South Wales conference, Delivering crime prevention: making the evidence work, Sydney, 21 November
  • Smith RG 2005. Identity-related fraud in the tertiary education sector: risks and management strategies. IIR Conference: Combating identity fraud, Sydney, 31 October
  • Smith RG & Urbas, G F 2005. Australia's legislative response to cyber crime. Information Systems Audit and Control Association Oceania Conference, Computer audit control and security: striking a balance, Perth, 25 October
  • Smith RG 2005, Keynote address: 'Biometric user authentication systems: policy and practical issues for the 21st century. Information Systems Audit and Control Association Oceania Conference, Computer audit control and security: striking a balance, Perth, 25 October
  • Smith RG 2005. Regulating dishonest conduct in the professions. Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics conference, Regulation of the professions: new and changing contexts, Canberra, 5 August
  • Smith RG 2005. The importance of reporting fraud and corruption by public sector agencies. Public sector fraud and corruption conference, Canberra, 27-29 July. 
  • Smith RG 2005. Measuring road rage. Safety, crime and justice: from data to policy conference, Canberra, 6-7 June. 
  • Smith RG 2005. Understanding fraud reporting as an effective risk-management tool. IIR conference: National fraud summit 2005, Sydney, 23 March. 

2004

  • Smith RG 2004 (with Grabosky PN & Urbas GF). Cyber criminals on trial: Authors meet readers. 18th Annual conference of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology: Crime, community and the state, Wellington, New Zealand, 9 February
  • Smith RG 2004. Strategic fraud control initiatives for Victoria Police. Victoria Police fraud forum, Melbourne, 6 September
  • Smith RG 2004. Cyber crime sentencing: the effectiveness of criminal justice responses. Crime in Australia: international connections conference, Melbourne, 29-30 November.
  • Smith RG 2004. Key issues in the prosecution of financial crime and corruption. New South Wales ICAC and NSW Ombudsman, 5th national investigations symposium, Sydney, 5 November
  • Smith RG 2004. Strategic fraud control initiatives for Victoria Police. Victoria Police fraud forum, Melbourne, 6 September
  • Smith RG 2004. Careers in criminology. Presented at La Trobe University, Careers information day for law and legal studies students, Melbourne, 6 August
  • Smith RG 2004. Punishing the computer or the computer criminal? Dilemmas in the use of criminal forfeiture and restriction of use orders in cyber crime sentencing. Societies of Criminology key issues conference, Paris, 14 May
  • Smith RG 2004. Impediments to the successful investigation of transnational high tech crime. Australian High Tech Crime Centre, Forensic computing and computer investigations workshop, Canberra, 5 April
  • Smith RG 2004. Key issues in the prosecution of financial crime and corruption. New South Wales ICAC and NSW Ombudsman, 5th National investigations symposium, Sydney, 5 November
  • Smith RG 2004. Understanding tertiary crime prevention in controlling fraud: the effectiveness of criminal justice system responses. IIR conference: Fraud summit 2004, Sydney, 30 March.

2003

  • Smith RG 2003. Identity-related fraud. Australian Federal Police, Financial investigations program, Sydney, 28 November
  • Smith RG 2003. The situation of economic crime and money laundering in Australia. UNAFEI preparatory meeting for 11th UN Congress workshop on economic crime including money laundering, Tokyo, 13-14 October
  • Smith RG 2003. Addressing identity-related fraud in the financial services sector. IIR conferences, Retail financial services forum, Sydney, 9 October.
  • Smith RG 2003. Cyber criminals on trial: punishment and sentencing of cyber criminals. Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology conference, Sydney, 3 October
  • Smith RG 2003. E-commerce and trade: myopic conduits of crime?. Presentation of paper on behalf of Robin McCusker, Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology conference, Sydney, 2 October
  • Smith RG 2003. Gambling as a motivation for the commission of financial crime. Joint paper with Yuka Sakurai, Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology conference, Sydney, 1 October
  • Smith RG 2003. Identity-related fraud. Australian Securities and Investments Commission, Financial crimes investigation management course, Canberra, 16 September
  • Smith RG 2003. Investigating cybercrime: barriers and solutions. Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Pacific Rim conference, Sydney, 11 September. 
  • Smith RG 2003. Addressing identity-related fraud. 8th Cards Australasia conference, Melbourne, 3 September. 
  • Smith RG 2003. Identity-related fraud in the telecommunications sector. Telstra corporate compliance workshop, Melbourne, 11 July
  • Smith RG 2003. Understanding marine non-compliance. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority workshop: Towards an integrated approach to compliance management in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Townsville, 11 July
  • Smith RG 2003. eCorruption and unmanaged risk: electronic theft of personal information. Paper delivered by Narelle George to 11th international anti-corruption conference "different cultures, common values", Chipping away at corruption: can we rely on eGovernance?, workshop, Seoul, 27 May. 
  • Smith RG 2003. Identity-related fraud. Australian Federal Police, Financial investigations program, Melbourne, 26 May
  • Smith RG 2003. Serious fraud in Australia and New Zealand. Corporate Crime Liaison Group general meeting, Melbourne, 26 May
  • Smith RG 2003. Identity-related fraud. Australian Federal Police, Financial investigations program, Canberra, 6 May
  • Smith RG 2003, Launch of Research and public policy series report no. 48, Australian Institute of Criminology and PricewaterhouseCoopers seminar, Serious fraud in Australia and New Zealand, presented Perth, 9 April; Brisbane, 3 April; Sydney, 2 April; Melbourne, 1 April; Canberra, 27 March
  • Smith RG 2003. Methodological impediments to researching serious fraud in Australia and New Zealand. AIC/ABS conference, Evaluation in crime and justice: trends and methods, Canberra, 25 March. 
  • Smith RG 2003. Identity-related Fraud. Australian Federal Police, Financial investigations program, Sydney, 18 March
  • Smith RG 2003. Protecting your organisation against identity fraud. IIR conference, Government fraud and corruption, Canberra, 25 February
  • Smith RG 2003. Cyber investigations in a borderless world: impediments to the successful investigation of transnational cybercrimes. Council of International Investigators conference, East meets west: sharing knowledge and professionalism, Perth, 20 February
  • Smith RG 2003. Misuse of older persons' assets by professionals. 8th Australian Institute of Family Studies conference, Steps forward for families: research, practice and policy, Melbourne, 12 February. 

2002

  • Smith RG 2002. E-crime solutions and crime displacement. New South Wales Independent Commission Against Corruption and New South Wales Ombudsman, 4th national investigation symposium: Sherlock or sheer luck?, Sydney, 8 November. http://www.aic.gov.au/conferences/other/smith_russell/2002-11-ecrime.pdf
  • Smith RG 2002. Robbery at automated teller machines in Australia. Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology conference, Brisbane, 3 October
  • Smith RG 2002. Criminology Research Council - when and how to apply for funding. Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology conference, Brisbane, 2 October
  • Smith RG 2002. Why cybercriminals get off scot-free?. Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology conference, Brisbane, 1 October
  • Smith RG 2002. Regulating dishonest conduct in the professions. Current issues in regulation: enforcement and compliance conference, Melbourne, 3 September
  • Smith RG 2002, Examining the legislative and regulatory controls on identity fraud in Australia (keynote address), and discussion panel member. Where to from here? Working together to tackle identity fraud. Marcus Evans conference, Corporate fraud strategy: assessing the emergence of identity fraud, Sydney, 25 July. 
  • Smith RG 2002. Travelling in cyberspace on a false passport: controlling transnational identity-related crime. British Society of Criminology conference: Crossing borders, Keele, 18 July
  • Smith RG 2002, Roundtable discussion on the prosecution of cyber crime, in conjunction with the Home Office, High Tech Crime Team, London, 16 July
  • Smith RG 2002. Designing appropriate sanctions to counteract cross-border plastic card fraud. International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators 10th annual conference: Plastic card fraud, Sydney, 20 May. 
  • Graycar A & Smith RG 2002. Identifying and responding to corporate fraud in the 21st century. Australian Institute of Management, Sydney, 20 March. 
  • Smith RG 2002. Identity-related fraud. Australian Federal Police College, Canberra, 1 March
  • Smith RG 2002. Corporate crime in the digital age. Department of Business Law and Taxation, Monash University, Corporate crime workshop 2002, Melbourne, 13 February.
  • Smith RG, Graycar, A & Australian Bankers' Association 2002. ATM-related robberies in Australia. Victorian Department of Justice briefing, Melbourne, 31 January

2001

  • Smith RG 2001. Identity-related fraud. AIC training seminar, Canberra, 30 October, 28-29 November
  • Smith RG 2001. Controlling fraud on the Internet: a CAPA perspective. Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants executive committee meeting, Sydney, 9 October
  • Smith RG 2001. Defining, measuring and reporting fraud within your organisation. IIR conference, Applying risk management to fraud prevention in financial services, Sydney, 19 July. 
  • Smith RG 2001. Internet-related fraud: crisis or beat up?. 4th national outlook symposium on crime in Australia, New crimes or new responses, Canberra, 22 June. 
  • Smith RG 2001. Controlling cross-border economic crime. 4th national outlook symposium on crime in Australia, New crimes or new responses, Canberra, 22 June. 
  • Smith RG 2001. Government cybercrooks. and final discussion panel member, New South Wales Independent Commission Against Corruption symposium, The need to know: e-corruption and unmanaged risk, Sydney, 21-22 May
  • Smith RG 2001. Achieving best practice in fraud prevention (keynote address) and final discussion panel member, Marcus Evans conference, Identity fraud: examining and confronting problems of identity-related crime, Sydney, 18 May
  • Smith RG 2001. Controlling cross-border economic crime. International Policing conference, Global directions: local solutions, Adelaide, 7 March. 
  • Smith RG 2001. The risks and benefits of electronic voting. Fifteenth Australian forum of the H. S. Chapman Society, Voting fraud: the perils and problems, Melbourne, 3 March
  • Smith RG 2001. Computer crime: crisis or beat up?. 15th annual conference of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology, Criminology in the twenty-first century: public good or private interest?, Melbourne, 21 February.
  • Smith RG 2001. Recent strategies for preventing electronic fraud in the public sector. IIR conference, Fraud in the public sector: from fraud control to crime prevention, Sydney, 16 February
  • Smith RG 2001. Corporate fraud in the digital age: emerging trends and solutions. Keynote address to SGW forum, Corp. fraud: prevention, detection and recovery in the digital age, Perth, 29 November

Committees/Memberships

  • Member, Societe Internationale de Criminologie
  • Honorary State Correspondent of the Selden Society
  • Member, Fraud Advisory Panel (UK)
  • Associate Editor, Crime Media Culture: An International Journal
  • Member, International Editorial Board, International Journal of Cyber Criminology
  • Chair, Research Sub-Group, Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce