AIC 2022 conference brings together experts in crime and criminal justice

Australian Institute of Criminology

The Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) is hosting the inaugural AIC 2022 conference from 31 October to 2 November 2022 at the Hyatt Hotel in Canberra, with registrations now open.

AIC Deputy Director Dr Rick Brown said he is pleased that AIC conferences are face-to-face once again.

“AIC 2022 provides an excellent opportunity for policy-makers, practitioners, and academics to come together to discuss contemporary issues impacting the crime and justice sector Australia.

“We’re excited to hear from experts to address topics including Indigenous justice, violent extremism, online sexual exploitation of children, domestic and family violence, sexual violence, cybercrime, organised crime, homicide and economic crime,” Dr Brown said.

Confirmed keynote speakers include:

  • Professor Kate Fitz-Gibbon, a leading violence against women scholar, Director of the Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre, and Associate Professor of Criminology at Monash University.
  • Professor Paul Gill, Professor of Security and Crime Science at University College London where he co-leads a counter-terrorism research group.
  • Professors James Ogloff, University Distinguished Professor and Dean, School of Health Sciences at Swinburne University of Technology. He was the foundation Director of the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science at Swinburne University and Forensicare.
  • Dr Adam Tomison, Director General of the WA Department of Justice. Prior to this position he was the Director and Chief Executive of the Australian Institute of Criminology from 2009 to 2015 and had previously held various senior executive positions within the Northern Territory Department of Health and Families.
  • Professor Brigitte Unger, Emeriti Professor of Public Sector Economics at Utrecht University and Affiliated Professor at the Technical University of Vienna, Department of Public Finance and Infrastructure.
  • Dr Emily Wyman, Head of Data Impact and Methods Development at the Rights Lab, University of Nottingham.

The conference will also showcase the winners of the 2021 Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards (ACVPA) and include the 2022 ACVPA ceremony. These awards recognise and reward programs that reduce crime and violence in Australia. They encourage public initiatives, and assist governments in identifying and developing practical projects which will reduce violence and other types of crime in the community.

The full program and information on how to register is available on the AIC 2022 website.

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