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Crime set to focus on Adelaide

Thursday, 20 September 2007
Author: UniSA News

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The film - which sets the scene for some of the important criminology issues that will be explored during the three-day conference - will screen at the Mercury Cinema at 4pm this Sunday September 23. Tickets for non-delegates will be available at the door.

It is followed by a reception for conference delegates in the new Hawke Building's Bradley Forum. A focus of the reception will be the commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the referendum recognising Indigenous people in the census and the 10th anniversary of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission's Bringing Them Home (the Stolen Generation report).

The reception is jointly sponsored by UniSA's David Unaipon College of Indigenous Education and Research (DUCIER) and UniSA's School of Commerce.

Delegates at the reception will hear from Associate Professor Elliott Johnston QC, the former Supreme Court judge who wrote the final report of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody in 1991; Mr Syd Sparrow, lecturer in DUCIER; and Professor Chris Cunneen, NewSouth Global Chair in Criminology in the Faculty of Law of the University of New South Wales.

Conference co-convenor Professor Rick Sarre said he was excited at the prospect of significant policy action coming out of the conference.

"We have attracted 260 delegates from all over the world, specialists in many different areas of criminology research and practice," Prof Sarre said.

"In addition to the keynote addresses, there are no fewer than 72 sessions running concurrently throughout the three days. Each one promises to be provocative, stimulating and highly motivating."

Guest speakers at the ANZSOC conference include Professor John Braithwaite, co-winner of the prestigious Stockholm Prize in Criminology; Australian Federal Police Commissioner Mick Keelty (who will deliver the Ray Whitrod Oration sponsored by Flinders University), and Dr Cindy Smith, Chief of the International Center, National Institute of Justice (USA).

Criminology: Building Bridges is on from September 23 to 26 and is jointly hosted by the University of South Australia, Flinders University and SA's Department of Justice. For the full conference program, click here.

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