24 July 2017

The three-day Crime and Justice in Asia and the Global South Conference was held as a joint initiative between the QUT Crime and Justice Research Centre and the Asian Criminological Society.

Held in Cairns, the conference provided a special opportunity to enhance the dialogue between 300 criminology researchers and practitioners from more than 27 countries.

Delegates were busy posting throughout the event with the hashtag #CrimJustAsia17 reaching the number one twitter trending position in Australia on day one.

The conference was officially opened by Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services and Minister for Corrective Services, the Hon Mark Ryan, and a Welcome to Country was performed by Gudjugudju Fourmile of Gimuy Wulubara Yidinji, the traditional owners of Cairns (Gimuy).

Conference organisers ran program content over 66 sessions and showcased new and interesting ideas from diverse global perspectives including Asia, South America, Africa and Australia.

The conference keynote speakers, Professor Rosemary Barberet from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, Professor Guoling Zhao from Peking University, and Professor Raewyn Connell from the University of Sydney provided well-received addresses to delegates at the beginning of each day.

“This was an excellent conference with a distinctive intellectual agenda that the CJRC continues to develop in ‘southernising’ criminology. We were delighted to co-host this event with the ACS and look forward to future colaborations," said Professor John Humphrey, Executive Dean of the QUT Faculty of Law.

Official photographs are available on the conference website.

Crime and Justice Research Centre

Professor Kerry Carrington, the Hon Mark Ryan and Professor John Scott.

Delegates were entertained by a Traditional Meriam Cultural Performance at the conference dinner.

More than 300 delegates from 27 countries attended.


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