Victorian Postgraduate Criminology Conference

7th July, 2017


Student Papers

We'll feature papers from Honours, Masters, and PhD students from all tertiary institutions in the fields of criminology, legal studies, and related disciplines. We welcome work-in-progress, developing ideas, or general discussions regarding graduate research. Our aim is to give students the chance to present their work, at whatever stage, and receive feedback from their peers.

And thanks to generous support from RMIT University, a series of prizes will be awarded to the best student papers, including:

  • Best Honours student abstract: $100
  • Best Masters student abstract: $100
  • Best Doctoral student abstract: $100
  • Best presentation (Room A): $50
  • Best presentation (Room B): $50 

Keynote Address

Professor Rosemary Barbaret will deliver a keynote address to close the conference. She is a Professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, and has published widely on youth crime, violence against women, business crime, crime indicators, and comparative methodology. For more information, see

Professional Development Panel

The professional development panel will feature distinguished guests working in the field, speaking about how, when, and why criminological research can have an impact, both within and beyond academia.

This year's panel welcomes:

  • Dr David Ballek: Research Coordinator, Victoria Police
  • Amanda Dunn: Section Editor for Politics and Society, The Conversation
  • Jennifer Mashiter: Policy Officer in Police Policy and Governance, Victorian Department of Justice and Regulation
  • Dr Danielle Tyson: Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Deakin University

The panel will be followed by an audience Q&A.


Click here to download the 2017 program.


7th July, 2017

How Much?

Attendance is free!


Deakin University, Downtown Campus
Level 12, Tower 2, 727 Collins St, Docklands VIC 3008, Australia


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