2019 Abstract Submission

Invitation to Submit

The 2019 Australia & New Zealand Society of Evidence Based Policing (ANZSEBP) Conference will be held 31 October to 1 November at Old Parliament House in Canberra. This year’s conference brings another packed and world class group of speakers together to address its theme – New Frontiers – How the Evidence Base can inform Policing and Law Enforcement.

We invite law enforcement and researchers working with law enforcement to submit an abstract for a “Short Shot” presentation (15 minutes) on completed or in-flight research in policing. Presentations should relate to one of the conference sub-themes, and may include research to better understand and target problems, programs that are being trialled or have recently been evaluated, and efforts to implement evidence-based interventions in law enforcement settings. All abstracts should not exceed 250 words and consist of original work.

All authors whose abstracts are selected to be presented at conference are required to register for the conference and pay the registration fee, to confirm their attendance at the conference.  Travel and accommodation costs are also at the author’s expense.

Journal Submission:  Authors whose submission is accepted will also be requested to provide an article of no more than 2000 words (not including references) of a suitable quality for publication in the next edition of the Police Science Journal.


14 May 2019
Abstract Submission Opens

28 July 2019
Abstract Submission Closes Midnight

30 July 2019
Notification of Acceptance delayed due to overwhelming response.  Aim to have notifications sent out by Monday 19th August 2019.

14 August 2019
Presenter Registration Due

11 September 2019
Early Bird Registration Closes

If you have any queries please contact Conference Design by email at mail@conferencedesign.com.au.

Presentation Themes

During submission please identify from the list below the theme which best suits your presentation.  Alternatively select ‘Other’.

  1. Counter terrorism and countering violent extremism
  2. Responses to serious and organised crime
  3. Reducing child sexual exploitation
  4. Targeting high-risk offenders
  5. Preventing volume crime
  6. Improving police practice and leadership
  7. Law enforcement training and education
  8. Other

Submission Procedure

  1. Prepare your abstract(s).
  2. Go to the Presentation Portal (above) to enter your contact details.
  3. Enter the details for each abstract you are submitting.
  4. ‘Cut and Paste’ your abstract text into the field provided (not exceeding 250 words)

Review Process

All abstracts will undergo a peer review process by the program committee. The program committee will allocate abstracts to the program taking into account the quality of each abstract and the balance of the program.

Presenters will be notified by email to confirm acceptance and format of their presentation.

Abstract Details

For each abstract you submit you will be asked to enter the following information:

Presentation title
Preferred presentation format
Name/s of author/s
Affiliation/s of author/s
Indicate the presenter
Short biography of the presenter


A descriptive presentation title of a up to fifteen words; please only capitalise the first word and proper nouns in your title.


The names, professions, organisations, suburbs, states and email addresses (optional) for each author. Indicate the presenting author in bold.


An abstract of 250 words that provides sufficient details to assess the content of your proposed presentation. If your abstract is accepted you will have the opportunity to re-submit an updated abstract.

Presentation Files

Video and audio clips should be embedded in your Power Point slides rather than linking to external files.

Presenters will take their Power Point slides to the conference on a memory stick, where an audiovisual technician will load your presentation.

All slides will be run from a central presentation computer. However, if you have a complex presentation, which includes multiple media files, we suggest you bring your own laptop as a backup in case of difficulties loading your presentation.

Presenters Registration

All presenters will be required to register for the conference and pay the appropriate registration fee. Presenters also need to meet their own travel and accommodation costs.

Audiovisual Equipment

Each lecture room will be equipped for the presentation of Powerpoint slides and include a data projector, computer (with external speakers and internet), lectern and microphone. Other audiovisual aids are not available.