Preliminary Announcement

The 29th Annual Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology conference will be held at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart from 29 November to 2 December 2016.

A welcome reception for delegates from across Australia and internationally, and a one day postgraduate conference, will be held on Tuesday 29 November 2016.

The theme of the 2016 Conference is ‘HORIZON CRIMINOLOGY’. Looking over the horizon there are challenges for criminology and criminal justice requiring innovative interpretations and creative responses to the past, present and future.

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 Hobart.

Professor Rob White | ANZSOC 2016 Convenor

MEDIA CONTACT: Katrina Clifford
p: (03) 6226 7146 / 0414 557 431



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.


Hotel Grand Chancellor
1 Davey Street
Hobart Tasmania 7000

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The Australian & New Zealand Society of Criminology (ANZSOC) is saddened to hear of the passing of David Biles.

David Biles made a significant contribution to criminology in Australia. Among his many achievements, David was a well-known academic at the University of Melbourne before joining the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC), where he was the Deputy Director for many years.

During his time at the AIC, David wrote extensively on a range of subjects, most notably on corrections. He was also seconded to the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody as Head of Research, which clearly influences the work of the AIC, through the National Deaths in Custody Program, to this day.

David was the foundation secretary of the ANZSOC and the president of the Society in the early 1980s. He was awarded the Society's Distinguished Criminologist award in 2014.

The funeral for David Biles will be held at 1.30 pm, Monday 24 April 2017 at Norwood Park, Mitchell ACT. Following the funeral there will be a wake at the National Arboretum Canberra.
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Plenary Speakers & Committee Members

Plenary Speakers

Her Excellency, Professor the Honourable Kate Warner, AM
Governor of Tasmania

Dr Vanessa Goodwin
Attorney-General, Minister for Justice, Minister for Corrections, Minister for the Arts, Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council

Professor Rick Sarre
Professor of Law at the University of South Australia, outgoing President of ANZSOC

Professor Sandra Walklate
Eleanor Rathbone Chair of Sociology, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology, University of Liverpool

Professor Yvonne Jewkes
Research Professor in Criminology, School of Applied Social Science, University of Brighton, UK

Professor Koichi Hamai
Ryogkoku University, Japan


See full biographies HERE

Conference Convenor

  • Professor Rob White
    University of Tasmania
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Committee Members

  • Dr Isabelle Bartkowiak-Theron
    University of Tasmania
  • Dr Katrina Clifford
    University of Tasmania
  • Mr Michael Guerzoni
    University of Tasmania
  • Dr Leone Howes
    University of Tasmania
  • Associate Professor Roberta Julia
    University of Tasmania
  • Ms Brianna O’Shea
    University of Tasmania
  • Dr Jeremy Prichard
    University of Tasmania
  • Dr Caroline Spiranovic
    University of Tasmania
  • Dr Max Travers
    University of Tasmania