The Institute of Criminology at Victoria University of Wellington is holding a Postgraduate ‘Public Criminology’ Symposium on Thursday the 16th February 2017. The Postgraduate Symposium precedes the Fourth Annual New Zealand Criminology Symposium, also on the theme of Public Criminology, held at Victoria University of Wellington, on Friday 17th February. All presenters at the Postgraduate Conference are warmly invited to attend on the following day as well (register separately at criminologysymposium.eventbrite.co.nz).
Public criminology means engaging with wider society to ensure the findings of our high quality criminological work informs and influences policy and practice. Doing ‘public criminology’ means engaging in critical debates about criminal justice system issues, working and liaising with NGOs and other grassroots organisations, and keeping active in our communities to spread the message about the important academic work being done in the criminological sphere. We understand public criminology means different things to different people, and that there may be multiple public criminologies, therefore we interpret the theme of the conference broadly.
We encourage Masters and PhD students to attend the conference. The conference will be a supportive and welcoming event, aimed at allowing postgraduate students to develop their presentation skills, network with other students and criminology staff from Victoria and further afield, and engage in productive discussion.
We invite graduate students to present 15 minute papers, exploring topics as diverse as: criminal justice system responses, gender and crime, drug use and misuse, punishment, prisons, sex and sex work, state crime, courts and decision-making, restorative justice, and rehabilitation. If you wish to present, please submit abstracts of no more than 250 words to Toni Carr firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 30th November.
The two linked events will be closed with a convivial drinks reception on the Friday evening.