Program coming soon

Key Dates

Abstracts Open  – 21 May 2018
Abstracts close  – 31 Mar 2019
Early Bird Reg close  – 10 May 2019


International Visitors

John Pratt is Professor of Criminology at the Institute of Criminology, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. His qualifications are LLB (Hons) (London), MA (Keele), and PhD (Sheffield). His fields of research are comparative penology and the history and sociology of punishment. He has published in eleven languages and has been invited to lecture at universities in South America, North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. His books include Punishment and Civilization (2002), Penal Populism (2007) and Contrasts in Punishment (2013).  In 2008 he was awarded the Royal Society of New Zealand James Cook Research Fellowship in Social Science. In 2009 he was awarded the Sir Leon Radzinowicz Prize by the Editorial Board of the British Journal of Criminology. In 2010 he was invited to take up a one year Fellowship at the Straus Institute for Advanced Studies in Law and Justice, New York University. In 2012 he was elected to a Fellowship of the Royal Society of New Zealand. In 2013 he was awarded the Society’s Mason Durie Medal, given ‘to the nation’s pre-emiment social scientist.’

Diego Zysman-Quirós is an Associate Professor of Criminal Law and Criminology, Faculty of Law, UBA, Argentina, and he is Adjunct Professor of School of Justice, QUT, Brisbane, Australia. He has a Master’s and PhD from Universidad de Barcelona, Spain, and is currently a criminal law attorney. He has served as a Judge and High Law Clerk of Criminal Court in Penal Economic Matters, Buenos Aires. He has authored two books, edited two books, and written numerous chapters and journal articles about criminology and punishment.

Setsuo Miyazawa is Senior Visiting Professor of Law at UC Hastings College of the Law and Professor Emeritus at Kobe University. He has Ph.D. in sociology from Yale University and S.J.D. from Hokkaido University. He was a full-time faculty at Hokkaido, Kobe University, Waseda University, Omiya Law School, and Aoyama Gakuin University until reaching mandatory retirement in 2016. He held visiting positions at ten North American law schools including Harvard, UC Berkeley, and NYU before joining UC Hastings on a regular basis in 2008. He has extremely broad research interests, including police and criminal justice, legal profession, and courts. He represented progressive positions on many issues in the justice system reform movement in Japan in the late 1990s through 2000s. He received the Distinguished Book Award from the Division of International Criminology of the American Society of Criminology in 1993 and the International Prize from the Law & Society Association in 2014. He was the Founding President of the Asian Law & Society Association in 2016-17 and will be the President of the Asian Criminological Society in 2019-21.

Emerging Scholars

Southern Criminology

Jarrett Blaustein, Ph.D. is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Monash University. Author of Speaking Truths to Power: Policy Ethnography and Police Reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Oxford University Press, 2015) and lead editor of the forthcoming Emerald Handbook on Crime, Justice and Sustainable Development(Emerald, 2020), his research examines the intersections between global crime and development governance within and beyond the United Nations system.

Max Travers is a senior lecturer in the School of Social Sciences, University of Tasmania.   He qualified as a solicitor in the United Kingdom before completing a doctorate in sociology at the University of Manchester.  He has published ethnographies about legal practice, including The Reality of Law (1997) and The Sentencing of Children (2012), and is currently working on a project about bail practices and court reform.  He has helped to establish the Asian Paradigm in criminology through co-editing Comparative Criminology in Asia (2017).

Gender, Sexuality and Violence

Nicola Henry is Associate Professor and Vice-Chancellor’s Principal Research Fellow in the Social and Global Studies Centre at RMIT University. Her research investigates the prevalence, nature and impacts of gendered violence, including legal and non-legal responses in Australian and international contexts. Her current research focuses on technology-facilitated violence, including image-based sexual abuse (also known as “revenge porn”).

Governance, Activism and Social Change

Dr. Max Halupka is an expert on contemporary forms of political participation, where he specialises in the relationship between technology and politics. An IGPA Research Fellow, Max has published work on: political communication, new forms of political participation, internet activism, and The Church of Scientology. Max teaches public policy for the Institute’s Graduate Certificate and MPA programmes.

Policing Stream

Emma Russell is a Lecturer in Crime, Justice and Legal Studies at La Trobe University. Her research explores the dynamics between social movements, policing and punishment. She is particularly interested in queer and feminist history and theory; police image and power; and the nature of carceral space. Emma is the author of Queer Activism and the Politics of Policing (Routledge, 2019) and co-author of Resisting Carceral Violence: Women’s Imprisonment and the Politics of Abolition (Palgrave, 2018).


Zahra Stardust is a socio-legal researcher whose work is concerned with intersections between criminal law, sexuality, labour and justice. She has published chapters in New Feminist Literary Studies (Cambridge University Press, 2019), Orienting Feminisms (Palgrave, 2018) and Queer Sex Work (Routledge, 2015), and articles in Porn Studies, the Journal of Sexual Health and the World Journal of AIDS. She has worked as the Policy Advisor at the AIDS council of NSW (leading organisation for LGBTIQ health), the International Spokesperson for Scarlet Alliance (Australian Sex Workers Association), and as a Teaching Fellow in Criminology at the University of NSW. She is on the Board of the Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby, is a member of the Australian Lawyers for Human Rights LGBTI Sub-Committee, and is a Mentor for the Women’s Justice Network supporting women recently released from prison with social reintegration. Her research interests include queer theories, feminisms, peer methodologies and critical legal studies.