Conference Dates: Monday 15 July – Wednesday 17 July 2019
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Surfers Paradise, Queensland

About the Conference

This 5th biennial international conference hosted by the Crime, Justice and Social Democracy Research Centre, Queensland University of Technology seeks to further build on and innovate in new and imaginative areas of criminological thought.

This conference creates a globally connected space to enhance the dialogue between scholars and practitioners from the Global South and the Global North. The conference welcomes scholars from the global north – as a critical aim of the conference is to link northern and southern scholars in a collective project that will radically transnationalise the discipline into the future. Our previous conference in 2017 attracted 300 and speakers from 27 different countries run over 66 sessions, making it one of the most advanced criminology conferences in the southern hemisphere.  A conference wrap up and photos can be found HERE.

Criminology has concentrated mainly on problems of crime and justice in the metropolitan centres of the Global North, while the Global South has remained largely invisible in criminological thinking.  This is an historical legacy of the dominance of the social science in the northern hemisphere. This conference aims to redress this imbalance by providing an expansive overview of criminologies of the global periphery. Rather than being held in a city centre, the conference is being convened at Broadbeach, a picturesque part of the Gold Coast in the south east corridor of Queensland, Australia. It has an international airport and is within close proximity to Asia and other parts of the Global South, as well as the beautiful beaches of the Gold Coast and its adjacent hinterland with rich and rare biodiversity.

Key Dates

Abstracts open – 21 May 2018
Abstracts CLOSE AT MIDNIGHT 3 May 2019
Requests regarding late abstract submissions should be forwarded to Professor John Scott, Conference Convenor, for consideration

Early Bird Reg close – 10 May 2019


Keynote Speakers


 Meda Chesney-Lind, President, American Society of Criminology, University of Hawaii

 Emerging Australian Scholars

Max Travers, UTAS, Southern Criminology stream
Jarrett Blaustein, Monash, Southern Criminology stream
Lennon Chang, Monash, Southern Criminology stream
Kate Gleeson, Macquarie Law School, Gender, Sexuality and Violence stream
Nicola Henry, RMIT, Gender, Sexuality and Violence stream
Max Halupka, University of Canberra, Governance, Activism and Social Change stream

Zahra Stardust, Scarlet Alliance, Governance, Activism and Social Change stream
Emma Russell, Latrobe, Policing stream
Monika Zalnieriute, UNSW, Technology and Justice stream

International Speakers

Diego Zysman, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina

Ross Coomber, University of Liverpool

John Pratt, Victoria University of Wellington

Miyazawa Setsuo, President, Asian Criminological Society, Senior Visiting Professor of

Law at UC Hastings College of the Law and Professor Emeritus at Kobe University.

Tom Holt, Michigan State University