International Serious and Organised Crime Conference 2013 announced

Press release from the Australian Institute of Criminology

The Australian Institute of Criminology is pleased to announce that it is partnering with the Australian Crime Commission to hold its 2nd International Serious and Organised Crime Conference (ISOC) 2013 at the Brisbane Convention Centre from July 29-30, 2013, following on from the first successful ISOC held in Melbourne in 2010. Current and future responses to transnational crime will be discussed, with the overarching themes of future directions for law enforcement and organised crime, organised crime risks, and policing organised crime.

At the ISOC 2013, you will hear from a wide range of international and Australian speakers addressing the plenary sessions on a range of organised crime topics including criminal networks, cybercrime and corruption. Attorney-General The Hon Mark Dreyfus QC MP will address the conference on day one. Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Justice, The Hon Jason Clare MP, will open proceedings on day two.

Topics from Australian plenary speakers include:

  • Preventative partnerships in the fight against transnational organised crime: Mr Roger Wilkins AO, Secretary of the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department.
  • Organised crime: An integrated, intelligence-led approach to border management: Mr Michael Pezzullo, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Customs and Border Security Service.
  • Breaking the business of organised crime – is prevention the cure? The evolution of organised crime over the last decade, and the role of prevention and intelligence in contemporary response: Mr John Lawler AM APM, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Crime Commission.
  • Insights into meeting the challenges or organised crime and how they are being met by the AFP and its partners: Deputy Commissioner Michael Phelan APM, Australian Federal Police.
  • Organised and gang crime: a Queensland police perspective: Commissioner Ian Stewart APM, Queensland Police Service.

Also speaking:

  • Dr Russell G Smith, Principal Criminologist, Transnational & Organised Crime Program, Australian Institute of Criminology.
  • Professor Jonathan Clough, Faculty of Law, Monash University.
  • Professor Rod Broadhurst, Chief Investigator, ARC Centre for Excellence in Policing and Security.
  • Professor Adam Graycar, Director, Transnational Research Institute on Corruption, Australian National University.
  • Mr Ben McDevitt, State Manager, Queensland, Australian Crime Commission.
  • Along with plenaries and keynotes, there will be a series of concurrent sessions from law enforcement, government, research and policy perspectives.

Register online now for this important event. You can take advantage of great group rates for more than three or more than five delegates from the same organisation.


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