The 13th Annual ANZSOC Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Conference (PECRC) will be held on Tuesday 10 December, the day before the 32nd Annual ANZSOC Conference, at the University of Western Australian (UWA).

This is a great opportunity to network with fellow students, along with more senior academics and research professionals. It will showcase the innovative research currently being undertaken by students across Australia and New Zealand, while also incorporating expert-led sessions on issues of relevance to those in the early stages of their careers, including:

  • Engagement and public scholarship
  • Publication, thesis and postgraduate completion
  • Careers in (and out) of criminology

PECRC Registration

All presenters and participants are required to register for PECRC and meet their own travel and accommodation costs.

When registering for the PECRC online you can also book for the ANZSOC Conference at the same time.

More information about fees and inclusions for registering for the ANZSOC Conference can be found HERE.

Registration for the PECRC is only free for current members of ANZSOC, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences or the British Society of Criminology.

Member Registration

  • Free to attend

Registration includes:

  • PECRC Sessions on 10 December
  • Morning Tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Tea
  • ANZSOC Conference Pocket Program
  • Access to the ANZSOC delegate app
  • Ticket to the ANZSOC Welcome Reception


  • $50 incl GST

Registration includes:

  • PECRC Sessions on 10 December
  • Morning Tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Tea
  • ANZSOC Conference Pocket Program
  • Access to the ANZSOC delegate app
  • Ticket to the ANZSOC Welcome Reception

Note non-member registration includes student membership to ANZSOC to June 2020 which is usually valued at $85.

Members of ANZSOC are entitled to:

  • A reduced registration fee for the Annual Conference
  • Receive journal issues published while membership is current (or access online in the case of electronic membership)
  • Apply for awards provided by the Society
  • Attend special seminars and workshops in each state which provide forums for exchanging views of recent developments in crime and criminology, as well as opportunities to meet visiting distinguished scholars.

For more information about ANZSOC membership visit

PECRC Abstract Submission

On behalf of the local organising committee, we invite you to submit an abstract for a presentation at the Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Conference.

Two presentation options are available:

Oral Presentation:

  • A five minute presentation on your research.
  • It is expected that presentations will be given during session two of the PECRC.

Poster Presentation:

  • A poster on your research.
  • It is desired that posters will be made available for viewing across the day, and will be manned for questions part-way through lunch.

Abstracts are due by Friday 12 July 2019 and must be submitted electronically through the submission portal.

Authors will be notified of the status of their submissions in late August 2019.

For Oral and Poster submissions you will be required to enter:

  • The title of your abstract
  • The type of submission
  • Author/s name (indicate presenting author/s), affiliations, and biography (up to 100 words – presenting author/s only)
  • Abstract (maximum 250 words)

PECRC Presentation Portal

To submit a PECRC presentation you will be asked to enter your email address and create a password.

Once you have created an account you can submit abstracts. You can log back in to submit more abstracts and to register for the PECRC.

Monash University Postgraduate Prize

PECRC delegates will have the opportunity to cast their vote for the best presentation from lunchtime onwards, with the winner receiving the Monash University Postgraduate Prize.

The prize includes $250 and a certificate.

Provisional Program

The PECRC program will be released as planning proceeds. We recommend checking this web page regularly for the latest information.


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.

Conference Managers

Please contact the team at Conference Design with any questions regarding the conference.
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