The Hon Michael Keenan MP.
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The Hon Michael Keenan MP
Today I opened the 30th annual Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology (ANZSOC) conference, to explore emerging crime types and ways criminologists respond to them.
This year's conference has brought together around 300 delegates from the criminal justice field, under the theme of "acknowledging the past, imagining the future".
It is co-hosted by the Australian Institute of Criminology, Australian National University and the University of Canberra and sponsored by the Australian Federal Police, Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission and the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
This year also marks the 50th anniversary of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology, a society established to promote criminological study, research and practice in the region.
Launched with only 47 members, ANZSOC now hosts more than 400 practitioners, academics, policy makers and students from different fields of criminology.
The work being done by criminologists across the country, including our national research centre, the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC), is invaluable.
Since 2013, the AIC has released over 80 peer-reviewed publications and over 210 non-peer reviewed publications, including academic papers, handbooks, and contracted research reports on a range of crime and justice issues.
Through organisations like ANZSOC and the Australian Institute of Criminology's research, the Government is able to better understand why people commit crimes, how we can prevent crime, and how we can improve the criminal justice system in Australia.
For further information visit http://www.anzsoc2017.com.au
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