Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards 2017

Nominations are open to projects of all sizes, including smaller initiatives involving local community groups.
Anyone can nominate a project for the awards. It may be a project you are involved in, or a project that you believe deserves recognition. The awards are designed to reward benchmark projects, as well as projects which exhibit good practice in the prevention or reduction of violence and other types of crime in Australia.

A huge international study of gun control finds strong evidence that it actually works

“……Santaella-Tenorio’s study (co-authored with Columbia professors Magdalena Cerdá and Sandro Galea, as well as the University of North Carolina’s Andrés Villaveces) examined roughly 130 studies that had been conducted in 10 different countries. Each of those 130 studies had looked at some specific change in gun laws and its effect on homicide and/or suicide rates. … Continued

Innovative responses to traditional challenges

The Australian Institute of Criminology and the Queensland Police Service are hosting Australia’s third major Crime Prevention and Communities conference at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on 3-4 November 2016.

Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards

The annual Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards (ACVPA) recognise and reward good practice in the prevention or reduction of violence and other types of crime in Australia. This year, the ACVPA celebrates its 25th year.

Incorporating statistics and evaluation into your safety campaigns.

The importance of including evaluation as a part of your planning when undertaking a safety promotion or injury prevention campaign was one of the key points made by evaluation expert Anthony Morgan during a VSCN-hosted webinar.

Mr Morgan is the Australian Institute of Criminology’s Research Manager for the Crime Prevention and Evaluation Research program and joined Fiona Dowsley, the Victorian Crime Statistics Agency’s Chief Statistician on the hour-long webinar.

Places still available for today’s webinar at high noon

You can still register to take part in today’s webinar on statistics and evaluation, to be held at noon with experts Anthony Morgan from the Australian Institute of Criminology and Fiona Dowsley from Crime Statistics Agency Victoria.

Just before noon, click on this link.

Workshop to empower women

As part of Community Safety Month, Manningham Council will tomorrow host a free interactive and informative workshop, aimed to empower women by increasing knowledge and confidence about feeling and being safe.

Symposium to tackle challenges of keeping children safe

The Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare is holding its 5th Annual Sector Research Symposium with the key themes:
•Child Safety: Beyond Inquiry – How can we keep children and young people safe?
•Educational Outcomes for Vulnerable Children – Our challenges and opportunities for the next decade
•Research, Evidence and Practice of Working with Vulnerable Families in Australia
•The Voice of Young People, Children, Parents & Carers in Research, Policy and Service Delivery

The 2015 Crime Prevention Master Class

Interested in exploring and understanding crime? Check out Sydney University’s one-day crime prevention masterclass.

This Crime Masterclass will provide insights on emerging criminology research, policy and practice from crime prevention and community safety experts and engages participants in discussion about how these can translate to improved crime prevention practice at a local level.