Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

NSW Caretaker Convention in effect on this site from Friday 3 March 2023.

The NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research in partnership with the Griffith Criminology Institute are excited to announce the return of the Applied Research in Crime and Justice Conference. The conference will be held on 14-15 August 2023 at the International Convention Centre, Sydney.

The conference aims to showcase practical, policy-relevant research with a direct bearing on effective criminal justice administration and reducing crime. It connects policy makers with industry participants, academics, and influential decision makers across the public and private sectors. Keynote speakers include Professor Aaron Chalfin, University of Pennsylvania and Professor Jason Payne, University of Wollongong.

There will be a formal call for abstracts in early March. Abstracts will be invited from qualified researchers who have completed, or are conducting empirical, policy-relevant projects on crime and/or criminal justice issues. The selection of speakers will be competitive and based on the quality, originality, and utility of the research.

  We are excited to announced our first two keynote sessions. Further keynote sessions will be announced soon.

University of Pennsylvania
"Optimising Police resources to improve community outcomes"
University of Wollongong
“Understanding the decline in youth offending”

​7 Mar 2023
​Formal Call for Abstracts

​31 Mar 2023
​Abstract submissions close

​3 Apr 2023
Early bird registration opens
​26 May 2023
​Early bird registration closes
​14 - 15 August 2023


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Prices above are for a two-day registration. This includes access to all conference sessions in addition to a cocktail networking event, 5pm - 6pm on Monday 14th August. 

* Group offer: Register a group of 10 delegates and receive a 20% discount. 

Early bird registrations end Friday 26th May 2023.


​​“Easily the best conference I have attended in Australia. The quality of speakers is exceptional (particularly the international focus) and I enjoyed the opportunity to connect with a mix of researchers, policy makers and industry representatives”. 


“The Applied Research in Crime and Criminal Justice conference is pivotal in bridging the gap between academic research and evidence-based policy making. Every session I attended offered a practical solution to a current or emerging issue in crime and criminal justice”.

​14 August 2023 – 15 August 2023
9:00am - 5:00pm AEST

​International Convention Centre,

NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research