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Dr Garner Clancey receives ANZSOC's Adam Sutton Crime Prevention Award

One of our Institute Members, Dr Garner Clancey, received the 2016 Adam Sutton Crime Prevention Award from the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology (ANZOC). This award is presented each year in recognition of the best publication or report in the area of crime prevention. Dr Clancey's paper, 'Some findings from an Australian local crime prevention case study', was published in Crime Prevention and Community Safety in 2015.

His recent success follows a long and outstanding career in criminology - Dr Clancey has worked as a crime prevention consultant (between 2002-2010), in criminal justice (including Juvenile Justice NSW and the NSW Police Force) and for alcohol and other drug agencies in NSW and England (between 1992-2002). He is now a Senior Lecturer in criminology at the University of Sydney.

This award is well-deserved and we congratulate Dr Clancey on his achievement. He will receive his award at ANZOC's annual conference in Hobart this November.

March edition of Current Issues in Criminal Justice out now!

Volume 27 Number 3 of Current Issues in Criminal Justice is out now! This edition includes articles on criminalising bribery, parole-board decision making, wrongful convictions and child sexual abuse in Fiji, amongst others.

This edition also includes the 2015 Paul Byrne Memorial Lecture, delivered by Justice Virginia Bell AC.

New Criminology Courses

The Institute of Criminology is delighted to announce a number of short courses as part of its Professional Development Program, in partnership with the Centre for Continuing Education.

"These new and exciting courses cover diverse criminal justice and criminological areas such as working with domestic violence offenders, corruption prevention, crime prevention through environmental design and motivational interactions (amongst others). The courses will be of use to legal professionals, correctional staff, psychologists, students and anyone interested in a career in the criminal justice system".

Dr Garner Clancey
Coordinator Professional Development Programs

Professor Murray Lee on Sydney's lock-out laws

Professor Murray Lee from the Institute of Criminology recently published an article for ABC News The Drum, calling for policymakers to look dispassionately at the evidence and levels of harm done both to people and Sydney's once vibrant nightlife.

Read the full article: The lockout law review mustn't be so close-minded

Sydney Institute of Criminology Highlights of 2015

The Sydney Institute of Criminology Highlights of 2015 Document provides a summary of some of the key achievements of the Institute and its staff members in 2015. Some notable highlights include:

  • The publication of three bumper editions of the Current Issues in Criminal Justice Journal;
  • Successful completion of the Institute’s internship program by eight students;
  • Delivery of three short courses as part of the Institute’s Professional Development program;
  • Hosting two Careers in Criminology events, linking institute alumni with current criminology students;
  • Visits from international guests, with many giving public lectures;
  • Institute staff were mentioned in over 70 media stories; and
  • Hundreds of people attended Institute public seminars.

Further to these activities and achievements, Institute staff produced books, book chapters, journal articles and delivered papers to conferences in numerous countries. Recent research funding success suggests that the important and diverse research activities of Institute members will continue to produce significant outputs with direct relevance to criminal justice legislative and policy development and reform in the coming years.