Asia Pacific crime prevention experts in Adelaide

Friday, 21 January 2011

Crime prevention experts from throughout the Asia-Pacific will attend a four-day University of Adelaide forum starting this Sunday, 23 January to discuss regional strategies to reduce crime.

Crime Prevention 2011 and Beyond will see law enforcement delegates, members of the judiciary, academics and senior crime prevention personnel share successful strategies to combat drug and alcohol-related offences, crime gangs, vehicle thefts, drag racing and other serious offences across the Asia-Pacific.

Delegates will attend from around Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Brunei.

Keynote addresses will be delivered by the South Australian Police Commissioner Mal Hyde, the Australian Federal Police, and the Australian Crime Commission at the forum, which runs from 23-26 January at the University of Adelaide's Kathleen Lumley College.

Some of the topics under discussion will include:

  • Organised crime and bikers;
  • Protecting children in an online environment;
  • Crime prevention and the elderly;
  • Successful strategies to combat motor theft;
  • Crime prevention through environmental design;
  • Licensing and policing measures to reduce alcohol-related crime;
  • Keeping track of criminals via Crimtrac, leading technology developed in Australia

The Australian Crime Prevention Council (ACPC) is organising the forum in conjunction with the Australian Institute of International Affairs (SA Branch) and the University of Adelaide.

Formed 50 years ago at a meeting hosted by the University of Adelaide, the ACPC is the peak national body involved in crime prevention in Australia.


Contact Details

Mr David Ellis
Deputy Director, Media and Corporate Relations
External Relations
The University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 5414
Mobile: +61 (0)421 612 762

Associate Professor Felix Patrikeeff
Politics and International Studies
School of History and Politics
The University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 4607
Mobile: 0402 902 508