Spotlight on crime research

International and national researchers and policy-makers will gather in Brisbane for the fifth Applied Research in Crime and Justice Conference this week (February 15 & 16).

Hosted by the Griffith Criminology Institute and the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, the conference will showcase Australian and international research in the areas of policing, offender rehabilitation, situational crime prevention, corrections, early-intervention and criminal justice administration.

Griffith Criminology Institute Director Professor Janet Ransley said the conference will showcase the importance of basing criminal justice policy on research evidence about what works best in crime prevention.

“Leading research from around the world will be applied to real-life problems like reducing Ice supply, preventing crime hotspots, and protecting at-risk children. Researchers and practitioners including senior police, corrections and youth justice staff will work on joint solutions.”

Keynote Speakers

  • Professor John Eck (University of Cincinnati) The Challenges of Crime Places for Prevention and Theory
  • Professor Susan McVie OBE (University of Edinburgh) The impact of societal and systemic inequalities on youth crime and justice
  • Professor Lorraine Mazerolle (University of Queensland) No Room for Drugs: Results of a Randomized Controlled TrialNudging Hotels to Report Guest-Room ICE Trafficking
  • Professor Martine Powell (Centre for Investigative Interviewing, Griffith University) Overview and Evaluation of a New Interactive Training System for Investigative Interviewers of Children