The 12th Annual ANZSOC Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Conference (PECRC) will be held on Tuesday 4 December, the day before the 31st Annual ANZSOC Conference, in the William Macmahon Ball Theatre (Room 107) at the University of Melbourne.

This is a great opportunity to network with fellow students, along with more senior academics and research professionals. It will showcase the innovative research currently being undertaken by students across Australia and New Zealand, while also incorporating expert-led sessions on issues of relevance to those in the early stages of their careers, including:

  • Engagement and public scholarship
  • Publication, thesis and postgraduate completion
  • Careers in (and out) of criminology

PECRC Registration

All presenters and participants are required to register for PECRC and meet their own travel and accommodation costs.

When registering for the PECRC online you can also book for the ANZSOC Conference at the same time.

More information about fees and inclusions for registering for the ANZSOC Conference can be found HERE.

Registration for the PECRC is only free for current members of ANZSOC, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences or the British Society of Criminology.


  • Free to attend


  • $50 incl GST
    *Non-member registration includes student membership to ANZSOC to June 2019 (valued at $85).

Registration includes:

  • PECRC Sessions on 4 December
  • Morning Tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Tea
  • ANZSOC Conference Pocket Program
  • Access to the ANZSOC delegate app

PECRC Abstract Submission

We invite you to submit an abstract for presentation at the Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Conference.

As there is a limited amount of time allotted to research presentations, priority will be given to those outlining original research findings if a large number of abstracts are received.

Two presentation options are available:

The Call for Abstracts is now closed

Oral Presentations: A five minute presentation on your research or a topic relevant to the PECRC.

Poster Presentations: A poster on your research or a topic relevant to the PECRC. It is anticipated posters will be available for viewing throughout the day, and will be manned for questions part-way through the lunch break.

How to submit

Abstracts are due by Friday 24 August 2018 and must be submitted electronically through the submission portal.

You will be required to enter:
  • The title of your abstract and presentation type
  • Authors’ names (indicate presenting author), affiliations, and biography (up to 100 words – presenting author/s only)
  • Abstract (maximum 250 words)

Presenters will be notified of the outcome of their abstract submission by Friday 31 August 2018.

Monash University Postgraduate Prize

PECRC delegates will have the opportunity to cast their vote for the best presentation from lunchtime onwards, with the winner receiving the Monash University Postgraduate Prize.

The prize includes $250 and a certificate.

PECRC Optional Dinner

An optional dinner for PECRC attendees will be held the evening of Tuesday 4 December. This dinner is at own expense.

Delegates can express interest in attending the dinner when registering online.

Further information regarding the dinner will be provided as planning proceeds.


The society is devoted to promoting criminological study, research and practice in the region and bringing together persons engaged in all aspects of the field. The membership of the society reflects the diversity of persons involved in the field, including practitioners, academics, policy makers and students.

Conference Managers

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