The 2018 Crime Prevention and Communities Conference: ‘Transforming evidence into practice’ will focus on topics including youth crime prevention; drugs and alcohol; environmental crime prevention; crime prevention partnerships; technology and innovation; and social cohesion.
Hosted by the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) and the Victorian Department of Justice and Regulation the conference highlights topics in crime prevention and community safety.
Held over two days (7–8 June) in Melbourne, the conference features international and domestic keynote speakers, complemented by contributors from a range of crime prevention projects.
AIC Director, Michael Phelan APM, said that a major priority for the AIC is producing, translating and disseminating evidence to inform crime prevention policy and practice.
“It is vital that crime prevention is informed by evidence, based on an understanding of the problem, involving partnerships between agencies and involving the both community and private sector.”
"Events such as the Crime Prevention and Communities Conference provide us with an opportunity to come together to discuss best practice, policy, evaluation and research, and by working together, we can develop innovative and effective responses," Mr Phelan said.
During the conference the AIC will release two new ‘Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice’ papers focusing on domestic violence: Targeting repeat domestic violence: Assessing short-term risk of reoffending and Protection orders for domestic violence: A systematic review.
These are the first papers to be released as part of the AIC’s research program on criminal justice responses to family and domestic violence. This research program aims to better understand the prevalence and pattern of repeat domestic violence offending, risk factors for offending, and the prevention of repeat offending.
Targeting repeat domestic violence: Assessing short-term risk of reoffending highlights the importance of timely, targeted and graduated responses to protect victims of domestic violence from further harm.
Protection orders for domestic violence: A systematic review shows that orders are effective in reducing domestic violence victimisation and reinforces how important it is to make sure the orders are accessible to victims.
These papers can be found at: www.aic.gov.au
The full conference program can be found at: http://www.crimeprevention2018.com.au/
To arrange an interview with any of the presenters, please contact AIC Media on (02) 6268 7343 or email media [at] acic.gov.au"> media [at] acic.gov.au