Critical Criminology & Social Justice Conference 2018
UNSW, Sydney Kensington Campus
26th-28th September 2018


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The Centre for Crime, Law and Justice at UNSW, Sydney is delighted to announce that we will be holding the Critical Criminology and Social Justice Conference on 26th-28th September 2018. The first Critical Criminology conference was hosted by the University of Sydney in 2007; the last conference was held at Monash University in 2014.

Critical criminology provides scholars, practitioners and activists with conceptual and political tools for re-examining dominant conceptions of crime, for understanding, resisting, and transforming ‘criminal justice’ and abolitionism, and for reflexivity about our own practices. Taking our lead from developments elsewhere, we have rebadged the 9th conference as Critical Criminology and Social Justice to emphasise a commitment to research and action in the pursuit of social justice. We also encourage reflection on the meaning of social justice and on the relationship between critical criminology and social justice and what it might become.

Book celebration:  If you have recently published a book (2017-18) in the area of critical criminology that you would like to be featured in our book celebration please contact us at by 1 June 2018.

Registration Costs

Two days: $99; concession  $49.50

One day: $49.50; concession $27.50  (please specify which day on the booking form) ­­­­

Speakers are required to register

Concessions are available to those who are:  full time students; not in paid employment; or who work for NGOs.

Conference schedule:

Wednesday 26th September 2018

4:30pm:  Registration
5 -6pm:  Book Celebration & Welcome Drinks

Thursday 27th September 2018

9-5pm: (approx.) Papers & panels
Dinner (self-funded)

Friday 28th September 2018

9-5pm (approx.) Papers & panels

For nearby accommodation options, click here

Location: Most conference activities will be held in and around the UNSW Law School, on the Kensington campus- Click here and see building F8 on this map

Getting to UNSW – see details click here

Special requirements:  If you have any special requirements, for instance relating to accessibility, please email A/Prof Alyce McGovern to discuss how we can assist you: