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Griffith Criminology Institute plays host to world-class conferences and founded the Tony Fitzgerald Lecture Series, which focuses on maintaining the separation of powers and fight official corruption. Keep up-to-date with our latest research and read about and listen to our experts’ in the news.

Signature Events

Applied Research in Crime and Justice Conference

Griffith Criminology Institute, in partnership with the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, hosts the annual Applied Research in Crime and Justice Conference every two years in Brisbane. The conference showcases high quality Australian and international research on crime and justice.

Tony Fitzgerald Lecture Series

The Tony Fitzgerald Lecture and Scholarship Program was launched by Griffith University in 2009 to mark the 20th anniversary of the release of the Fitzgerald Report, which uncovered widespread corruption in the Queensland government. The Tony Fitzgerald Lecture is held biennially to commemorate the Fitzgerald Report which was a watershed in the political history of Queensland, Australia, and beyond.

Future of Policing Symposium

Since 2014, GCI has partnered with the Queensland Police Service to deliver the annual Future of Policing Symposium. The symposia are invitation-only events held to facilitate discussion, collaboration and networking between senior police leaders from around Australia and New Zealand, and local and international experts.

Corrections Symposium

Since 2016, Griffith Criminology has partnered with Queensland Corrective Services to deliver the annual Corrections Symposium. The symposium brings together 200 academics, corrective services practitioners and the QCS Research and Evaluation Unit with the aim of developing a better understanding of how research can inform practice.

GCI Seminar Series

Griffith Criminology Institute hosts a large number of seminars throughout the year. Speakers include international and national visiting scholars, industry partners, collaborating researchers and our own members.

Queensland Youth Justice Forum

The Queensland Youth Justice Forum is a joint collaboration between the Queensland Chapter of Restorative Practices International, Griffith University’s School of Criminology and Criminal Justice and the Griffith Criminology Institute. Held annually, the forum brings together attendees from several agencies, including police, education, youth justice, NGOs and academia to discuss key issues in youth justice.

Upcoming Events

2019 ANZATSA conference

The 2019 Australian and New Zealand Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abuse (ANZATSA) 9th Biennial Conference will be hosted by ANZATSA in partnership with the Griffith Criminology Institute. The theme for this year's conference is Valuing All Voices, with 200 ANZATSA members across Australia and New Zealand expected to attend over 3 days for collegial networking, knowledge sharing and advancing work in the prevention of sexual abuse.

2019 Community Based Prevention and Implementation

At the Community Based Prevention and Implementation Symposium and Implementation Science and Practice Workshop, GCI will bring together leading Australian and international practitioners and researchers to share emerging knowledge about system transformation and how evidence-based services can be implemented to achieve measurable improvements in the wellbeing of children, families, and communities.

2020 Applied Research in Crime and Justice Conference

Griffith Criminology Institute, in partnership with the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, is proud to be hosting the 7th annual Applied Research in Crime and Justice Conference in 2020. This conference will showcase high quality Australian and international research in the areas of policing, offender rehabilitation, situational crime prevention, corrections, early-intervention and criminal justice administration.

2019 Raise your kids to raise their voice

Join us for an hour-long panel discussion moderated by freelance journalist and long-time ABC investigative reporter Nance Haxton. A panel of three speakers will bring together their unique experiences and professional expertise in promoting child safety, and preventing child sexual abuse and exploitation in a range of environments.

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