New Frontiers – How the Evidence Base can inform Policing and Law Enforcement
The Australian and New Zealand Society of Evidence Based Policing (ANZSEBP) and Australian Institute of Criminology are co-hosting this year’s ANZSEBP Conference in Canberra on 31 October and 1 November at Old Parliament House.
The theme of the conference is New Frontiers – How the Evidence Base can inform Policing and Law Enforcement.
Sub-themes will include counter terrorism and countering violent extremism; responses to serious and organised crime, reducing child sexual exploitation, targeting high-risk offenders, preventing volume crime, improving police practice and leadership, and law enforcement training and education.
The theme of this conference, and these sub-themes, reflect the growing importance of embedding evidence based policing as part of a wider range of law enforcement activity.
Sergeant Renée J. Mitchell
Sacramento Police Department
Dr Geoffrey Barnes
Western Australia Police Force
Professor Lorraine Mazerolle
University of Queensland
Commissioner Andrew Colvin
Australian Federal Police
Professor Gloria Laycock
Jill Dando Institute, UCL
- Geoffrey Barnes, Western Australia Police Force, Co-Chair
- Anthony Morgan, Australian Institute of Criminology, Co-Chair
- Debbie Platz, Australian Federal Police
- Tony Alderman, Australian Federal Police
- Bruce O’Brien, New Zealand Police
- Simon Williams, New Zealand Police
- David Cowan, Victoria Police
- Michael Newman, Queensland Police Service
- Paul Hart, Queensland Police Service
- Lorraine Mazerolle, University of Queensland
- Penny Jorna, Australian Institute of Criminology, Secretariat
The conference is open to employees of state and territory and Commonwealth law enforcement agencies (sworn and unsworn), researchers, and representatives from other agencies working in partnership with law enforcement to reduce crime and improve community safety.
Venue – Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House
The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House is a living museum of social and political history, located in a nationally listed heritage building in Parkes, Canberra. The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House helps people to understand Australia’s social and political history by interpreting the past and present and exploring the future.
Full Member’s Dining Room was originally a large banquet hall created by opening the doors between Members’ Dining rooms 1, 2 and 3. When the parliament hosted Royalty, Heads of State, Ambassadors and other significant visitors, this large space would be utilised. Our Full Member’s Dining Room features a complete, unobstructed view of the Australian Parliament House, with its high ceilings, original timber lamps and the Queen Victoria Terrace that can be used in conjunction with the room, this space is an overall beautiful historic backdrop for all events. View history here.
The Australia & New Zealand Society of Evidence Based Policing (ANZSEBP) was formed in April 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. The ANZSEBP is a police practitioner-led Society. The mission of the ANZSEBP is to develop, disseminate and advocate for police to use scientific research (“the evidence”) to guide best practice in all aspects of policing. The ANZSEBP Chairperson serves on the Executive Board of the British Society of Evidence Based Policing, ensuring that the ANZSEBP works cooperatively with an international group of police to advance evidence based policing.
The Society comprises both full members (current, serving police officers in Australia and New Zealand) and honorary members including police staff members (non-sworn), research professionals and others who aim to make evidence based approaches part of everyday policing in Australia and New Zealand.
The Society is made up of police officers, police staff, and research professionals who aim to make evidence-based police practice part of everyday policing in Australia and New Zealand. The Society advocates that all aspects of policing including police patrols, investigations, crime prevention, human resource management, and all other forms of service delivery should be evaluated using sound, scientific methods and used when the evaluation evidence shows that the police practice works to control or prevent crime and disorder or enhance quality of life.