A diverse range of speakers will come together in Melbourne this June for the Crime Prevention and Communities conference. Hosted by the Australian Institute of Criminology and the Victorian Department of Justice and Regulation, the event is Australia’s biggest crime prevention conference targeted at practitioners.

From 7-8 June, policy makers, academics, police, government representatives and more will explore the conference theme ‘Translating evidence into practice’ and share their insights on the latest developments in crime prevention.

The conference will feature sessions on youth crime, community partnerships, crime prevention through environmental design, family violence, and technology. Representatives from the police, judiciary, local government and academia will also take part in a special panel discussion on contemporary issues associated with youth crime in Victoria.

A preliminary program for the conference has been released, featuring more than 60 speakers over the two days. This includes keynote speakers Professor Rebecca Wickes from Monash University, Professor Lorraine Mazerolle from the University of Queensland, Steve Trigg from the UK National Police Chiefs’ Council and Rachel Armitage from the University of Huddersfield.

Early bird tickets for the conference are available until Thursday 19 April and can be purchased at www.crimeprevention2018.com.au (External link)