4-6 December 2024 | Ōtautahi Christchurch | Aotearoa New Zealand

Call for abstracts

Abstract submission closes 11:59pm NZST, 31 July 2024

ANZSOC welcomes submissions in the following formats.

Visual displays
Roundtable discussions
Book launches

We are seeking contributions that attend to the issues listed below through a global, national or local lens.

ANZSOC warmly welcomes abstract submissions on a wide range of themes, including but not limited to those listed below:

Navigating Variance:

Intersectionality in Criminology

The 2024 ANZSOC Conference is a comprehensive gathering designed to explore the dynamics of crime, justice, and social identities. With a strong emphasis on intersectionality, this conference highlights the interconnected nature of social identities and systems of oppression or privilege. It provides a platform for researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and activists to engage in critical dialogues, share research insights, and propose innovative solutions that address the diverse and intersecting factors influencing crime and justice outcomes, particularly focusing on the experiences of Māori, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, and First Nations peoples.

Submission themes

This could include the following themes (but is not restricted to):

Instructions for submission

The ANZSOC annual conference brings together researchers, academics, students, professionals, practitioners, policymakers and people with lived experience, so we expect a variety of different abstracts to be submitted. This guidance provides some instructions and tips on how to structure your presentation in order to improve the chances of your proposed contribution to the conference being successful. Please note that there is a limit of two abstract submissions per person. Note: abstracts will be blind reviewed so do not use any identifying names in your document.

Instructions for the structure of abstracts

ANZSOC conference encourages presentations by practitioners and policy makers, as well as researchers. The submission system does not divide between presentations relating to practice, policy or research, so here are some tips about how you can structure your abstract depending on the focus:

For presentations about practice or policy state:

  • Background and purpose of the practice or policy initiative;
  • A summary of the main points of the practice or policy initiative and any innovative elements;
  • Conclusions from and implications of the learning for practice, policy or further research.

If you are presenting results of research:

  • Background and purpose of the study: description of the problem, research question(s) and/or hypotheses;
  • Methods: study design, sampling, data collection and approaches to analysis;
  • Findings: a select few because of the time limit;
  • Conclusions and implications: description of the main outcome(s) of the study and implications for practice, policy or further research.

Review criteria will include:

  • Overall quality of the abstract or research
  • Clarity & soundness of the abstract
  • Significance of contribution
  • Relevance to conference themes
  • Relationship to key issues within Criminology
  • The abstract provides new and useful information and adds to current knowledge
  • Contemporary issue which is Interesting / Innovative / Different

We will review all potential presentations and respond to submissions by 9 August 2024.

Have a question?

Amika Van den Broek | Digital & Event Coordinator
Conference Innovators
T: +64 9 281 5588
E: amika@conference.nz