Associate Professor Thomas Crofts wins the ANZSOC Adam Sutton Crime Prevention Award

5 October 2011

Congratulations to Associate Professor Thomas Crofts on winning the ANZSOC Adam Sutton Crime Prevention Award for 2011 for his article 'The Law and (Anti-Social Behaviour) Order Campaign in Western Australia', published in Current Issues in Criminal Justice, Volume 22 Number 3, March 2011.

The Adam Sutton Crime Prevention Award is awarded each year to an individual who, in the opinion of the judges, has written the best publication or report in the area of crime prevention.

Submissions are judged according to the extent to which they demonstrate pragmatic and workable solutions to Australasian crime problems, that reflect the values of a tolerant and inclusive society, and which are founded in theory and research on crime prevention.

The Selection Committee noted that all the submissions were of a high standard, but that they unanimously felt that Dr Croft's paper was worthy of the Award.

The Committee was impressed with his comprehensive analysis of the problems associated with Prohibited Behaviour Orders and were drawn to his engagement with contemporary crime policy in Western Australia and the need for policies proposed within Australia to be cognizant of how well initiatives have fared in other jurisdictions, such as the United Kingdom.

The article was exemplary in the way in which it focused on the issues at hand and mounted a critique in a thoughtful and well-substantiated manner.

The article also fitted particularly well the criterion of the Award that entrants address crime prevention in a manner that takes seriously the need for measures to be consistent with the values of a tolerant and inclusive society.

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