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These conferences, seminars or meetings have been organised by other Australian agencies and organisations. They have not been organised by the Australian Institute of Criminology. Inquiries about the events should be directed to the relevant organising bodies, not the Institute.*


Victims of Crime

2016 Victims and Justice National Conference

8-9 August 2016, Melbourne Cricket Ground

When victims are asked what they want from our criminal justice system, they often respond that they just want “justice”, but what does justice really mean for victims in the 21st century?

The media often portrays justice simply in terms of harsher prison sentences and victims, by implication, as wanting retribution. Victims of crime however, have a broader and deeper view of what justice means to them. It is widely accepted that victims want to be included in the justice process and to be treated with respect. Yet is procedural justice more important to victims than the outcome? Is restorative justice or retributive justice?

This conference takes a critical look behind these slogans and asks what research and practice are really telling us. Considering the diversity of people as victims and the wide range of offences they experience, what are ways forward? Academics, practitioners and policy-makers will explore ways to move beyond debate to future pathways.


Horizons Criminology

29 November - 2 December 2016, Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart

The 29th Annual Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology conference will be held at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart from 29 November to 2 December 2016.

A welcome reception for delegates from across Australia and internationally, and a one day postgraduate conference, will be held on Tuesday 29 November 2016.

The theme of the 2016 Conference is ‘HORIZON CRIMINOLOGY’. Looking over the horizon there are challenges for criminology and criminal justice requiring innovative interpretations and creative responses to the past, present and future.

The program will include a wide range of plenary sessions, interactive workshops, round-table sessions, presentations and seminars, shaped to enhance and inform around this theme.

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