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9th International Criminal Justice Conference 2019 – Call for Abstracts Form

  • Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
  •  November 20, 2019   — November 22, 2019
  • 09:00 am — 05:00 pm

Join us for the 9th International Criminal Justice Conference.

This conference is presented by ACSO, Swinburne University of Technology – Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science and Forensicare will bring together global and local policy, research and practice contributors. Join us to debate the effective use of prison on the principles of deterrence and rehabilitation and explore evidence-based strategies that address the needs of offenders, reduce unnecessary incarceration and increase community safety.

The 2019 conference will be hosted at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd November 2019, with Pre-Conference Workshops and Site Tours to be hosted on Wednesday 20th November.

Keynote Speakers

The 9th International Criminal Justice Conference keynote speakers will include:

  • President and CEO, Adam Gelb, Council on Criminal Justice, (USA)
  • Rt Hon David Lammy, Member of Parliament for Tottenham, (UK)
  • Professor James Ogloff, Swinburne University and Forensicare, (AUS)

Call for Abstracts

We are currently seeking speaker contributions from Australia and internationally. The overarching theme for the two-day conference is:

“Balancing the Costs of Prisons and Community Safety” – Building Strategies to reduce Offending and Unnecessary Incarceration”.

There will be opportunities for networking during the evening functions, expecting to attract around 300 people. Please review the information below and be part of the 9th International Criminal Justice Conference program.

Proudly supported by ACSO, Swinburne University of Technology’s Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science and Forensicare.

Abstract Submissions Close Wednesday 31 July 2019

Conference Abstract Streams

Please choose the stream that best suits the abstract you are submitting, providing framework and discussion points for your presentation.

STREAMS

I) Innovative and Emerging Practice in Behaviour and Change

  • Assessing Risk and Need
  • Evaluating Early Intervention and Prevention
  • What Works with Serious Offenders
  • Lived Experience Perspectives: staying straight


II) The Impacts of Diversion and Incarceration Policies in the Criminal Justice System

  • Social Impact Investment: Fad or the Future
  • The Roe of Law Enforcement Agencies: Divert or Detain 
  • The Impacts of Specialist Courts
  • Restorative Justice: Balancing the Victims Voice
  • Global Trends that Effect Policy Change


III) Strategies to Build Safe and Inclusive Communities

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders: Over Representation in the Justice System
  • Crime Rates and Impacts on Community Safety
  • The Role of Media: The Policies of Crime
  • Culturally Diverse Perspectives

Abstract Format

Abstracts must include the following headings and be no longer than 350 words in length

Concurrent Stream: Choose the most relevant from I) to III) above
Abstract Title:      No more than a short sentence required
Author/s:   Authors’ first and last name with presenting author in bold. Primary position title (one only) and organisation including city, state, and country. Do not include degrees or professional titles (e.g. Dr, Prof, etc).
Background: Describe the identified issue/problem and its relevance. Spelling out acronyms in full the first time they appear
Approach:  What methods / strategies were used to address the problem
Outcomes / Results:                    Provide evidence of the impact of your project/research. What was achieved? If research, what were the results?
Take Home Message:  What did you learn? What should others know?
 

CLICK ON IMAGE BELOW TO DOWLOAD TEMPLATE 

Important Information for Authors

  • Abstracts should link with the conference theme “Balancing the Costs of Prisons and Community Safety, Building Strategies to reduce Offending and Unnecessary Incarceration
  • The abstract will have a maximum of 350 words and be formatted in Microsoft Word, single space, Arial 11 point, in simple text paragraphs without tables or figures. The abstract titles, authors etc. are not included in the 350 word count
  • Authors should prepare their abstracts using the above format/template then upload the completed abstract below
  • First time presenters are encouraged to submit
  • An Abstract Review Panel will select the abstracts to be presented at the Conference using the following evenly weighted criteria:
    • The abstract presents new and important knowledge related to the preferred stream
    • The abstract is clear and incisively written
    • The abstract provides new information or data to support its case
  • Notifications regarding acceptance will be sent via e-mail to the submitting author in August 2019. Abstracts submitted for oral presentation that cannot be accommodated within the Conference program may be considered for poster presentation
  • Abstracts accepted for presentation will be published in the Conference proceedings and on the supporting organisations website exactly as received and should be checked for spelling and grammar prior to submission
  • Abstracts must be original work
  • The presenting author will be required to submit a brief biography (100 words).

How to Submit

Complete the online form below and press submit at the bottom of the page. Please ensure your Abstract is uploaded using the template provided above. Inquiries about content of submissions, contact: Larissa Daniel, ACSO Chief Strategy Officer at conference@acso.org.au

For inquiries about all other aspects of the Conference, please contact:

Isabella Mee
Conference & Events Manager
Alignment Event Solutions
0420 636 757
Isabella@alignmentevents.com.au

CALL FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION FORM

9th International Criminal Justice Conference 2019 – Call for Abstracts Form

SECTION A: Personal Details

Please complete ONE form per abstract

SECTION B: Abstract Details

Should your abstract be successful, this paragraph will be used in the Conference Program Booklet/App for delegates to choose their preferred concurrent sessions.
(See streams below)

I) Innovative and Emerging Practice in Behaviour and Change
II) The Impacts of Diversion and Incarceration Policies in the Criminal Justice System
III) Strategies to Build Safe and Inclusive Communities

Please upload your Abstract of your Presentation here (word version only)
Drop a file here or click to upload Choose File
Maximum upload size: 15.73MB
Should your abstract be successful, the conference organisers will use the biography provided to introduce you when presenting.
Equipment Requirements
Do you agree to the Terms and Conditions stated below:

Terms & Conditions

1. I agree to have the above abstract included for consideration in the program of the 9th International Criminal Justice Conference 2019
2. I understand that the paper will be reviewed against standard criteria and may be selected for an oral presentation, poster or may not be accepted
3. If selected I agree to the abstract provided above and our names being published in the Conference registration materials, website and proceedings
4. If selected I agree to the terms and conditions above and will ensure appropriate participation within the Conference program

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