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  • 30th Annual Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology conference

    Opens: 13/04/2017 09:00 AM

    Closes: 28/07/2017 11:30 PM

  • 11th annual ANZSOC Postgraduate and Early Career Research Conference

    Opens: 4/05/2017 09:00 AM

    Closes: 25/08/2017 11:30 PM

You are invited to submit an abstract for presentation at the 30th annual Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology (ANZSOC) conference, 5–8 December 2017 in Canberra, Australia.

Celebrating 50 years of ANZSOC, the 2017 conference theme is ‘Acknowledging the past, imagining the future’. The conference will bring together academics, researchers, students, policy makers and practitioners from across the criminology and criminal justice field to share knowledge and insights from criminology’s rich traditions, its vital current contributions and its emerging future.

Participants and their presentations will be allocated to concurrent sessions according to these general themes:


  1. Historical perspectives, future directions and outlooks
  2. Policing and security
  3. Radicalisation and terror
  4. Transnational, cyber and organised crime
  5. Corrections and penology
  6. Crime prevention
  7. Courts, sentencing and adjudication
  8. Indigenous justice
  9. Victimology
  10. Young people, crime and justice
  11. Gender and justice
  12. Vulnerable people and justice
  13. Alternative and innovative responses
  14. Criminology education and training
  15. Family violence

Key dates

  • 30 June 2017 – Call for papers close - extended to 19 July
  • 21 August 2017 – Authors notified of accepted submissions
  • 15 September 2017 – Presenter registration
  • 15 September 2017 – Early bird registration closes
  • 5 December 2017 – Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Conference
  • 5 December 2017 – Welcome Reception
  • 6-8 December 2017 – Conference


Submission details

All abstracts must be submitted online. Please indicate the type of session you want for your presentation:

  • Individual paper presentation
  • Complete thematic panel
  • Round table session

All submissions must indicate the theme (as listed above) you feel best suits your submission, in addition to a title, author information, and abstract of no longer than 150 words (with the exception of thematic panel abstracts which are no longer than 250 words). Abstracts should generally describe the theme of the presentation, and where relevant, the methods and results.

Individual paper presentation

Individual paper presentation submissions must include a title and abstract (written in English and no more than 150 words) and author information. These presentations are intended for individuals to discuss work that has been completed or where substantial progress has been made.

Importantly, presentations about work that has yet to begin or is only in the formative stage are not appropriate here and may be more suitable for a roundtable session (see below).

Papers will be assigned to a panel with two or three other papers sharing a common theme or purpose (to the extent that this is possible).

Note there are a limited number of concurrent sessions. In the case that the number of abstracts received exceeds the time available for presentations, the organising committee will review the submissions and may need to exclude some papers.

Authors are permitted to submit more than one paper and to appear in several sessions. However, the committee reserves the right to exclude author’s second and third papers in order to allow as many speakers as possible to present.

All individual paper submissions must be submitted by 19 July 2017.

Thematic panels

Participants are welcome to propose a full panel session and we encourage panel submissions organised by individuals and other working groups.

Panel – 3-5 presentations at 20 minutes each, presented in the same session – 60 minute panel sessions

Submission: Prepare all abstracts (maximum 5) using the template and not exceeding 300 words. Combine in order of presentation, one per page divided by page breaks. One central contact should submit the Panel submission using the Presentation Portal.

All thematic panel submissions must be submitted by 19 July 2017.

Roundtable sessions

Roundtable sessions consist of three to four participants discussing related topics. These sessions are generally less formal than panel sessions, and typically do not involve the presentation of visual material. Roundtable discussion topics must also be accompanied by a title, abstract (written in English and no more than 250 words), and each individual participant's information.

All roundtable topic submissions must be submitted by 19 July 2017.

Presenters registration

All presenters will be required to register for the conference and pay the appropriate registration fee by 15 September 2017. Presenters also need to meet their own travel and accommodation costs.