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.

13th Australian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference

The Australian Injury Prevention Network (AIPN), Australian Collaboration for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP) and Federation University Australia, are pleased to invite you to the premier injury prevention conference for Australia and the Asia Pacific, the 13th Australasian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference, to be held at The Mecure Hotel … Continued

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

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.

WHO manual tackles youth death by violence

Youth violence is the 4th leading cause of death in young people worldwide: a new World Health Organization (WHO) manual highlights the health burden of youth violence and provides an overview about how to prevent it.

Each year an estimated 200 000 young people aged 10-29 years are murdered, making homicide the fourth leading cause of death in young people globally.