7 March 2016
Sydney Institute of Criminology
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Why is the NSW prison population still growing? Another look at prison trends between 2011 and 2015
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Recent Publications
Video Links from Prison: Permeability and the Carceral World
Methamphetamine in Sydney: Perspectives from DUMA Police Detainees
Eileen Patterson, Susan Goldsmid and Alexandra Gannoni 

Methamphetamine is of national concern (ACC 2014), but what does this statement mean to frontline police officers? In real terms it means that frontline police are required, on an increasingly frequent basis, to engage with methamphetamine users. This presents a number of challenges to police. First, methamphetamine intoxication and withdrawal can impede an individual’s ability to follow police directions. Second, use is associated with behavioural and psychological disturbances, including aggression, which can increase the risk of harm for the police and members of the community. Third, the user is at increased risk of serious physical harms when in custody due to the effects of intoxication or withdrawal. Risks to the user may be exacerbated by physical ex ertion during interactions with police or due to use of restraint by police. Being armed with information about what methamphetamine is, the nature and extent of use of methamphetamine among Sydney police detainees, and details of the Sydney methamphetamine market can assist police to identify risks to themselves and others.

Read the full report from the Australian Institute of Criminology here.
Non - offending parents as secondary victims of child sexual assault
Georgina Fuller 

This research explores the impact of child sexual assault on a sample of 26 non-offending parents, with a particular focus on examining the link between a parent’s thoughts and feelings about the assault and their subsequent support of, and assistance to, the primary victim. The results of the qualitative analysis show parents experienced a wide range of negative emotional responses to their child’s victimisation, and these reactions may have influenced what support the parent was able to provide.

Read the full report from the Australian Institute of Criminology here.
Australia's recreational drug policies aren't working, so what are the options for reform?
Nicole Lee and Alison Ritter 

In this article for The Conversation, Lee and Ritter explore the many different legal frameworks governing the use and supply of illicit drugs. 

Read the full article here.
Sydney Law Review March Edition
Volume 38(1) of the Sydney Law Review is out now. The journal publishes articles, case notes, review essays and book reviews. Emphasising Australian law, the Review is committed to publishing articles that are comparative, topical and make an original contribution to legal scholarship.

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Upcoming Events
Sydney's Lockout Laws: Cutting Crime or Civil Liberties?
Since being introduced, Sydney's Lockout Laws have been contentious, and have highlighted a range of concerns about Sydney's night-time economy, including safety, alcohol-fuelled violence and crime, civil liberties, entertainment and enjoyment. This panel event canvasses some of the debates in the community. It will discuss: what is the evidence for and against the laws? How are they impacting the community? What is reasonable and unreasonable regulation?

This event is hosted by the Institute of Criminology, Sydney Law School, The University of Sydney. 2016 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Sydney Institute of Criminology, and this panel event is the first in a schedule of events that showcases the contributions of the Institute to public debate, research and policy.

Dr Don Weatherburn (Director, BOCSAR) 
Professor Murray Lee (University of Sydney) 
Associate Professor Kane Race (University of Sydney) 
Dr Julia Quilter (University of Wollongong) 

Date: 14 March 2016 
Time: 6pm - 8pm (registration and refreshments from 5:30pm) 
Cost: Free 
Location: Sydney Law School 

For more information, please visit the Sydney Institute of Criminology website.
Forensic & Applied Victimology Conference
This three day course will provide a holistic theoretical and practical understanding of the role of the victim in a variety of contexts. Participants will learn about an approach to understanding victimity through the lens of social science. 

Date: 13 - 15 May 2016
Time: 9am - 5pm 
Cost: $750 general registration (discounts for students and groups of 3+) 
Location: Barton, Canberra 
Contact: Natasha Petroff for more details
The 29th Annual Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology conference will be held at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart from 29 November to 2 December 2016. The theme of the 2016 Conference is Horizon CriminologyLooking over the horizon there are challenges for criminology and criminal justice requiring innovative interpretations and creative responses to the past, present and future.

The program will include a wide range of plenary sessions, interactive workshops, round-table sessions, presentations and seminars, shaped to enhance and inform around this theme.

The Call for Abstracts closes on 30 June 2016. For more information, please visit the ANZSOC 2016 website.
18th World Congress of Criminology
The theme for this years International Society of Criminology (ISC) conference is Urbanization, Globalization, Development & Crime: Opportunities & Challenges of the XXI Century

Date: 15 - 19 December 2016
Location: O.P Jindal Global University, Delhi NCR, Haryana, India
For more information and to register, please visit the ISC website.
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Job Advertisements
Business Analyst, NIFS Melbourne
The National Institute of Forensic Science (NIFS) is looking for an innovative person to join their team. The person will be self-driven, display initiative and have a passion for forensic science. 

The role will work with the NIFS team and assist the Director and General Manager of ANZPAA NIFS by managing, developing and implementing strategic documents, performance analysis tools, trend analysis and monitoring tools. 

The Analyst will be required to deliver organisation objectives by researching and reviewing information to ensure an accurate assessment of business performance. The Analyst will also be responsible for assisting ANZPAA in delivering its Business Plan.

Position type: Fixed term - full time 
Location: Melbourne: 
Salary range: $86,493 - $104,650

Applications close Tuesday 15 March 2016 
More information about this position is available here.
Project Officer - Aboriginal Services Unit, NSW Justice
The primary purpose of this role is to manage and implement a range of projects across the Department, to support and improve service delivery to Aboriginal clients and communities, and to undertake a supporting project management role in very large and complex projects.

Position type: Temporary full-time
Location: Parramatta 
Salary: $88,015 - $97,426 

Applications close 21 March 2016. 
For more information, please visit the Jobs NSW website.
Court Support Worker - Aboriginal Specialist, Macquarie Legal Centre
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