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Events

The AIC’s program of events was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. A conference scheduled for mid-2019, the Organised Crime Research Forum, had to be cancelled. This forum had been held annually since 2016. Despite this, the Institute held 13 events during the reporting period, including online seminars broadcast via our YouTube channel, CriminologyTV.

Conferences

The AIC co-hosted one conference in 2019–20.

Australia and New Zealand Society of Evidence-Based Policing Conference

Canberra, 31 October – 1 November 2019

The Australia and New Zealand Society of Evidence Based Policing and Australian Institute of Criminology co-hosted a conference held at Old Parliament House in Canberra. The theme of the conference was ‘New frontiers: How the evidence base can inform policing and law enforcement’. Sub-themes included counterterrorism and countering violent extremism, responses to serious and organised crime, reducing child sexual exploitation, targeting high-risk offenders, preventing volume crime, improving police practice and leadership, and law enforcement training and education. For more information, see Australia and New Zealand Society of Evidence Based Policing Conference.

Occasional seminars

In 2019–20, the AIC hosted 10 occasional seminars.

The prevention of radicalisation leading to violence: An international study of front-line workers and intervention issues
Cateline Autixier (International Centre for the Prevention of Crime, Montreal), Canberra, 16 September 2019

Anti-violence strategies, suicide reduction policies, and the effects of firearms use in Australia
Professor Stuart Gilmour (St Luke’s International University, Tokyo), Canberra, 1 October 2019

Can we eliminate crime?
Professor Gloria Laycock OBE (Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science, London), Sydney, 4 November 2019

Future crime problems and security solutions: How to anticipate them and what to do about them
Professor Paul Ekblom (University of the Arts, London), Sydney, 25 November 2019

Tackling new and emerging crime problems: The Eco, Devo, Evo Framework
Professor Paul Ekblom (University of the Arts, London), Canberra, 27 November 2019

Toolkit for counterterrorism and crime prevention at complex train stations
Professor Paul Ekblom (University of the Arts, London), Melbourne, 29 November 2019

Domestic violence offending and reoffending in Australia
Hayley Boxall (Australian Institute of Criminology), CriminologyTV, 20 April 2020

Policing repeat domestic violence: Would focused deterrence work in Australia?
Hayley Boxall and Anthony Morgan (Australian Institute of Criminology), CriminologyTV, 20 April 2020

Homicide in Australia
Dr Samantha Bricknell (Australian Institute of Criminology), CriminologyTV, 6 May 2020

Australians who view live streaming of child sexual abuse
Dr Rick Brown (Australian Institute of Criminology), CriminologyTV, 18 May 2020

Other events

Autumn Coordination Meeting of the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme Network, Canberra, 30 October 2019

The UN Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme Network is a group of criminology, law and justice institutes who work together to share information on crime prevention and criminal justice. Its members include the AIC, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, and many others from around the world. For more information about the coordination meeting, see AIC hosts United Nations meeting.

Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards ceremony, Canberra, 26 November 2019

The AIC manages the annual Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards, with the Director of the AIC chairing the selection board. The Hon Peter Dutton MP, Minister for Home Affairs, announced the 2019 winners at a ceremony held in Parliament House, Canberra. For details of the award-winning projects, see Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards.