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The 31st Annual Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology conference will be held at the University of Melbourne from 4 – 7 December 2018.

The theme of the 2018 Conference is ‘ENCOUNTERING CRIME: DOING JUSTICE’.

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.

We look forward to welcoming you to Melbourne.

Invited Speakers

  • Professor Jeff Ferrell
    Texas Christian University, USA,
    Visiting Professor of Criminology, University of Kent, UK
  • Professor Michelle Brown
    University of Tennessee, USA
  • Emeritus Professor Richard Harding
    Law School, University of Western Australia
  • Professor Joseph Pugliese
    Research Director, Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies, Macquarie University
  • Commissioner Jill Gallagher AO
    Victorian Treaty Advancement Commissioner
  • Deborah Glass OBE
    Victorian Ombudsman
  • Dr Mary Graham
    University of Queensland

For more information about invited speakers click here

Who Should Attend

The conference is open to all whom would like to gain or share their experience and knowledge in criminological study, research and practice.

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Venue & Destination

Victoria’s capital city, Melbourne offers an enviable array of food, wine, art and cultural experiences to locals and visitors alike.

The 2018 ANZSOC Conference will take place at the University of Melbourne – Australia’s leading University, within the picturesque Parkville Campus.

University of Melbourne
Parkville, VIC 3010

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Committee Members

Conference Co-Chairs

  • Professor Fiona Haines
    University of Melbourne, School of Social and Political Sciences
  • Dr Diana Johns
    University of Melbourne, School of Social and Political Sciences


Committee Members

  • Dr Juliet Rogers
    University of Melbourne, School of Social and Political Sciences
  • Dr Mark Wood
    University of Melbourne, School of Social and Political Sciences
  • Associate Professor Rebecca Wickes
    Monash University, School of Social Sciences (ANZSOC Australian Vice President)


The society is devoted to promoting criminological study, research and practice in the region and bringing together persons engaged in all aspects of the field. The membership of the society reflects the diversity of persons involved in the field, including practitioners, academics, policy makers and students.

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