Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

Previous BOCSAR conferences and seminars


Conferences

The NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, in partnership with the Griffith Criminology Institute, hosts the annual Applied Research in Crime and Criminal Justice Conference. This conference showcases Australian and international research in the areas of policing, offender rehabilitation, situational crime prevention, corrections, early intervention and criminal justice administration.

2017 Applied Research in Crime and Justice Conference slides, program and handbook 

2015 Applied Research in Crime and Justice Conference slides, program and handbook 

2013 Applied Research in Crime and Justice Conference slides, program and handbook 


Seminars

The aim of the seminar series is for researchers, policy makers and practitioners to come together to discuss research findings and topical issues that bear directly on contemporary criminal justice decision making. Presenters are typically academics or practitioners working in the field of criminal justice both here and internationally. All share the common goal of working together to better inform government about what works in crime prevention and criminal justice administration.

Please email bocsar_seminars@justice.nsw.gov.au or ring 02 8346 1100 for more information about our seminar series.

Using evidence in the real world: an evidence based approach to criminal justice and diverting offenders from courts

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Presented by: Peter Neyroud, University of Cambridge & co-chair of the Campbell Collaboration
Date: 20 November 2017, Adina Hotel Sydney Central Sydney 

Intimate partner violence: Related factors and help-seeking behaviour

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Presented by: Dr Don Weatherburn 
Date: February 2017, University of Technology Sydney

The effect of liquor licensing restrictions on assault in the Kings Cross and Sydney CBD Entertainment Precincts

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Presented by: Dr Don Weatherburn 
Date:14 March 2016, Sydney Institute of Criminology, University of Sydney

Is the first prison sentence a deterrent?

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Presented by: Dr Judy Trevena 
Date: December 2015, University of Technology Sydney

Prison penalties for serious domestic and non-domestic assault

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Presented by: Dr Neil Donnelly
Date: December 2015, University of Technology Sydney

Emerging trends and findings in alcohol and drug research

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Presented by: Professor Michael Farrell, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC)
Date: 24 July 2013, Metcalfe Auditorium, State Library of NSW, Sydney

Future directions for juvenile justice in NSW

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Presented by: Dr Don Weatherburn (pdf 1mb)
Discussed by: Jenny Bargen (pdf 223kb)
Date: 10 May 2012, Metcalfe Auditorium, State Library of NSW, Sydney

Uses and Abuses of Crime Statistics

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Dr Don Weatherburn
Date: April 2012, University of New South Wales, Sydney

The impact of the NSW criminal justice system on crime ( pdf 210kb)

Dr Vasilis Sarafidis, University of Sydney
Date: 6 April 2011, Metcalfe Auditorium, State Library of NSW, Sydney

Minimum purchase age as a strategy to reduce alcohol-related injury (pdf 1mb)

Dr Kypros Kypri, University of Newcastle
Date: 25 November 2010, Metcalfe Auditorium, State Library of NSW, Sydney

Parenting and youth violence: Does school context make a difference? (pdf 145kb)

Dr Robin Fitzgerald, Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance at Griffith University
Date: 12 October 2010, Metcalfe Auditorium, State Library of NSW, Sydney

Respecting 'terrorists' in a jury trial: how to humanise unpopular defendants

Professor David Tait, Leader, Justice Research Group, University of Western Sydney
Date: 17 September 2010, Jury Assembly Room, Sydney West Trial Court, 6 George Street Parramatta
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The Importance of Strong Socio Political Support on Adopting Evidence Based Supervision (pdf 1.6mb)

Professor Faye Taxman, George Mason University
Date: 7 September 2010, Dixson Room, State Library of NSW, Sydney

Legally coerced treatment for heroin addicted offenders: ethical and policy issues (presentation pdf 79Kb or publication pdf 326Kb)

Professor Wayne Hall, NHMRC Australia Fellow, University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research
Date: 14 July 2010, Metcalfe Auditorium, State Library of NSW, Sydney

Environmental Criminology: Principles in practice (pdf 11Mb)

Dr Robert Samuels, University of Technology, Sydney & Department of Justice and Attorney General
Date: 14 May 2010, Sydney West Trial Court, Jury Assembly Room, 6 George Street Parramatta

When Does Alcohol Affect Violent Crime, Nonviolent Crime, and Victimization? (pdf 85Kb)

Professor Richard B. Felson, Pennsylvania State University
Date: 19 March 2010, Justice and Police Museum, Cnr Phillip & Albert Streets, Circular Quay

Restorative Justice (pdf 238Kb)

Dr Heather Strang, Australian National University
Date: 26 February 2010, Sydney West Trial Court, Jury Assembly Room, 6 George Street Parramatta

Actuarial Risk Assessment versus Clinical Decision Making in Corrections: Should we use our heads or the formula? (pdf 490Kb)

Dr Dennis Wagner, Research Director, US National Council on Crime & Delinquency (NCCD)
Date: 8 December 2009, Justice and Police Museum, Cnr Phillip & Albert Streets, Circular Quay

Preventing aggression in the licensed environment(pdf 6.5Mb)

Prof. Ross Homel AO, Foundation Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Griffith University
Date: 16 October 2009, Justice and Police Museum, Cnr Phillip & Albert Streets, Circular Quay

Prevention, treatment and management of conduct disorder(pdf 80Kb)

Prof. David Fergusson, Director, Christchurch Health and Development Study
Date: 9 September 2009, Justice and Police Museum, Cnr Phillip & Albert Streets, Circular Quay

Offender rehabilitation: Science and morals in community protection (pdf 391Kb)

Dr Astrid Birgden, Director, Compulsory Drug Treatment Correctional Centre
Date: 13 August 2009, Justice and Police Museum, Cnr Phillip & Albert Streets, Circular Quay

Overview of findings from the 2009 Inmate Health Survey(pdf 1.5Mb)

Devon Indig, Centre for Health Research in Criminal Justice
Date: 13 July 2009, Parramatta Justice Precinct, 160 Marsden St, Parramatta

Reducing domestic and family violence(pdf 621Kb)

Heather Nancarrow, Director, Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research, CQ University, Mackay
Date: 23 June 2009, Justice and Police Museum, Cnr Phillip & Albert Streets, Circular Quay

Trust and confidence in the police: A British perspective(pdf 1.5Mb)

Dr Jon Jackson, London School of Economics
Date: 16 April 2009, Justice and Police Museum, Cnr Phillip & Albert Streets, Circular Quay