Seminars & events

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A primary objective of the Sydney Institute of Criminology is to lead, stimulate and contribute to public debate and education. The Institute continues its proud tradition of hosting seminars and events involving an array of world renowned and local experts. Sponsored seminar series and the Professional Development Program contribute to the Institute's calendar of events.

Sponsored Seminars

The Institute highly values the contributions and commitment of our partner organisations that support our public seminars and events.

Beyond Punishment, Corrective Services NSW

Since 2002, Corrective Services NSW has sponsored the Beyond Punishment seminar series established as a forum for research presentations, lectures, panel discussions and formal networking. This program focuses on key issues relevant to criminal justice and the correctional systems. Recent events in the series include:

  • Beyond Punishment: Authority, Legitimacy, and Professionalism: Private or Public Sector Prisons? - 15 December 2011
  • Beyond Punishment: Imagining Rehabilitation - 21 September 2011
  • Beyond Punishment: Actuarial Risk - 11 April 2011
  • Beyond Punishment: Post-Release Employment - 2 December 2011
  • Beyond Punishment: People with Complex Needs Who Pass Through Criminal Justice - 31 May 2010
Juvenile Justice Seminar Series

The Institute of Criminology is pleased to announce the renewal of the Juvenile Justice seminar program sponsored by Juvenile Justice NSW. The seminar series began in 2010 and is a key element of Juvenile Justice’s community engagement program, which aims to better educate the public on aspects of the juvenile justice system. Recent events in the series include:

  • They tried to make me go to rehab... young offenders and drug use - 9 May 2012
  • Spend less and reduce crime: hear how this is done in the United States - 29 November 2011
  • Youth Justice Conferencing Seminar: Principles of Restorative Justice - 17 October 2011
  • Capacity for crime: adolescent brain development, mental health and youth crime - 2 May 2011
  • Aboriginal Young People and Crime - 7 February 2011
  • Juvenile Offending - What Are the Facts? - 11 November 2010


The Institute also recognises the contributions of our other sponsors:

Further information on past events can be found here.

Professional Development Program

In 2010, the Institute launched a professional development program. This program aims to provide criminal justice practitioners, students and others with opportunities to access training, conferences and workshops on various topics relevant to their work or interests. The professional development program focuses on delivering practical and applied learning opportunities.

Recent events in the program include:

  • [[Drugs, crime and brief interventions for young offenders - 11 April 2012]]
  • [[Comparative CPTED Conference - 24 January 2012]]
  • Crime Prevention Evaluation - 18 October 2011
  • CPTED Plus - 12 August 2011
  • The psychology of crime - 7 June 2011
  • Crime Prevention Master Class - 24 November 2010
  • Introduction to Crime Prevention - 20 October 2011

The Institute of Criminology also tailors training to specific organisational and regional requirements. Past training events include:


  • Introduction to Crime Prevention training delivered to the Bankstown City Council Crime Prevention Committee
  • Introduction to Community Safety Audits training delivered to the Hawkesbury Community Safety Committee
  • Safety Audit training provided to Staying Home Leaving Violence workers

The Sydney Institute of Criminology has also hosted international training programs. In June 2011 the Institute hosted the East Africa Prosecution and Police Training Programme for the Secretariat to the Commonwealth Heads of Government. Senior prosecutors and police from five East African nations (Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Mauritius and Seychelles) took part in web-based training modules and travelled to intensive workshops held at the Institute, Sydney Law School. The programme addressed capacity-building of police and prosecutors from the participating nations, focusing on the themes of transnational and international crime. Participants were instructed by international experts in relation to best practice and practical skills, and had the opportunity to network with their regional counterparts. The training programme was completed with an outing to the NSW Police Academy in Goulburn which exposed participants to the education and training functions of the NSW police force and visits to NSW Criminal Justice System agencies.

Further information on past events in the professional development program can be found here.

Please contact us if you have any questions about the program.


Publicising Events

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Sponsorship opportunities

The Sydney Institute of Criminology offers Seminar and Conference sponsorship opportunities to organisations.

Private and public organisations are invited to support debate and education and to receive exposure across the criminal justice sector.

For more information about options and packages for sponsorship of seminars at the Institute please contact us.