Victorian Post-graduate Criminology Conference 2017: registration now open with a call for abstracts

You are warmly invited to register for the 2017 Victorian Post-graduate Criminology Conference to be held on July 7th at Deakin Downtown, Level 12, Tower 2, 727 Collins St, Docklands. This is a free event with catering provided, supported by Deakin University, the University of Melbourne, RMIT and La Trobe University. All honours students, Masters and PhD candidates from Crime, Justice and Legal Studies, Criminology and Law are encouraged to submit an abstract to present on an aspect of their research. Students from other disciplines are also encouraged to register and submit an abstract, especially if your research or research interests fall within this field.

The conference will feature two key-note addresses. The first is from Mr Rob Hulls, former Attorney General of Victoria and now the current director of the Centre for Innovative Justice at RMIT, who will open the conference. The second key-note will be delivered by Professor Rosemary Barbaret from the City University of New York, who works in the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. In addition to these amazing key-note speakers, we will also be holding a professional development panel with a focus on applying your criminology skills and knowledge inside and outside of academia.

This is an exciting opportunity to network with post-graduate students from other universities in Melbourne, showcase the high quality research being done by La Trobe University post-graduate students, as well as share you research in a friendly and supportive environment. There will be prizes for best abstract and best paper, selected by Professor Barbaret.

It would great to have a strong La Trobe University contingent at the conference, and I encourage all honours and post-graduate students to attend and consider submitting an abstract. Please register for the event and submit your abstract  here. If you have any further questions, or you want to discuss your abstract submission, please contact Rachel Loney-Howes in Crime, Justice and Legal Studies.

Lise Leitner