13th Annual Postgraduate & Early Career Researcher Conference

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 https://anzsoc.org/membership/

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 overview below is provisional and will be updated as planning proceeds. Please check this page regularly.

Tuesday 10 December 2019

Room UWA Law Moot Court
08:00 – 09:15 PECRC Registration and arrival tea and coffee
Room UWA Law Moot Court
09:15 – 09:30 PECRC Opening
Room UWA Law Moot Court
09:30 – 10:15

Keynote Address

Hannah McGlade
Curtin University

With: Stella Terrant (UWA), Carol Bahemia (Private practitioner and former Director of Legal Aid WA), Annabel Hennessy (The West Australian)

Western Australia v Jody Gore: Aboriginal women, violence and the justice system

10:15 – 10:45

Professional Presenter 1

Dr Jade Lindley
University of Western Australia

Dissemination of and Building upon your Thesis Research: Books, Journals, and Social Media.

10:45 – 11:15 Morning Tea
Room UWA Law Moot Court
11:15 – 11:45

Professional Presenter 2

Ms Melina Wood
University of Western Australia

Research Funding and Fellowship Opportunities for Early Career Researchers


Room UWA Law Moot Court Law Lecture Room 3, Room G05 in the Law building.
11:45 – 11:55

Saving the ‘orphans’ from poaching and plunder? Neutralisation techniques evident in social media profiles of exotic pet owners and antiquities collectors

Lauren Dundler

Differentiating between serial and non-serial rapists in Queensland

Serena Davidson

11:55 – 12:05

Researching police: ironical ethical challenges

Cliff Sayer

Victoria Police, family violence risk assessments and gender stereotypes: the misidentification of women as predominant aggressors within the intervention order system

Ellen Reeves

12:05 – 12:15

I am (not) that (kind of) girl.

A research project exploring the role of the media in (re)producing dominant social constructions of gender in reporting on sexual assault. 

Gemma Worboys

Pushing for Gun Control on Social Media: the relationship between social movements, social media and legal change. Lessons from the students from Parkland, Florida, USA

Alexandre Fleck

12:15 – 12:25

Gross National Happiness: A Middle Path to Effective Administration of Justice?

Karma Tshering

Public Attitudes Towards Police and Body-Worn Cameras

Mickela Pinto

12:25 – 12:35

Constructing environmental issues: the Tasmanian salmon industry

Kiera Charles

Does mediation have a role in resolving conflict related to cultural property: the interface between public institutions, industry groups and the community

Helen Shurven

12:35 – 12:45

Exploring law Students’ Perspectives of the Indigenous Over Representation in the Australian Criminal Justice System

Danika Mccormick

Australian Jurors’ Attitudes Towards Sex Offenders and Their Sentencing

Kirsten Larner

12:45 – 12:55

Family Violence in the Age of Technology: Analysing the role of smart-home and remote access devices in the perpetration of Digital Coercive Control

Andi Brown

12:55 – 13:45 Lunch 
13:45 – 14:45

UWA Campus Tour

Meet at the UWA Law School Courtyard @ 13:40

Nestled on the Swan River and conveniently located minutes from Perth’s central business district, The University of Western Australia is often described as one of the country’s most picturesque campuses.

The UWA Campus Tour is free for all ANZSOC and PECRC delegates to attend. 

Room UWA Law Moot Court
14:50 – 15:20

Professional Presenter 3

Professor Sonja Snacken
Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Back and Forth: Between Law and Criminology – Between Science and Activism

15:20 – 15:45 Afternoon Tea
Room UWA Law Moot Court  Law Lecture Room 3, Room G05 in the Law building.
15:45 – 15:55

Black lives matter: The violence of Indigenous incarceration

Kirstie Broadfield

Is it “just” a harmless fantasy?: The Criminalisation of Fantasy Material

Hadeel Al-Alosi

15:55 – 16:05

Evaluating court diversion in Western Australia as a means of addressing the over-representation of persons with mental impairment in the criminal justice system

Rhianna Chisholm

Personalising the process: The Children’s Court Drug Court in Perth, WA

Suzanne Ellis

16:05 – 16:35

Professional Presenter 4

Dr Natalie Gately & Dr James McCue 
Edith Cowan University

Researching and Industry Engagement

16:35 -16:50 Presentation Monash Postgraduate Prize – By Rebecca Wickes & Closing Address 
17:00 – 19:00 ANZSOC Conference Welcome Reception

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)
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