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Housing, crime and stronger communities

Carlton Crest Hotel, Melbourne
6-7 May 2002

This conference was organised by the Australian Institute of Criminology in association with the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute.


The Australian Institute of Criminology, a federal government agency, is Australia's national centre for the analysis and dissemination of criminological data and information. The Institute aims to be responsive to the needs of government and the community with respect to policy issues in the fields of justice and the prevention and control of crime.

The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) is Australia's largest collaborative venture in the social sciences. It aims to assist governments, private industry and the community to improve housing, housing policies and urban/regional development by conducting and disseminating research into current housing, urban and regional issues. AHURI is committed to producing rigorous, independent research that will inform policy- making and stimulate public debate.

The aim of the conference is to provide a forum in which law enforcement practitioners and criminological researchers can converse with housing studies practitioners and researchers.

Conference papers

  • Keynote address
    Executive Director, Housing and Community Building, Department of Human Services, Victoria

Community issues and housing

  • Youth homelessness, crime and the city (ABSTRACT ONLY)
    Reverend Tim Costello, Collins Street Baptist Church, Victoria
  • Second-generation CPTED and community consciousness-raising: an example from Eagleby, Gold Coast (ABSTRACT ONLY)
    Dr Wendy Sarkissian, Sarkissian Associates Planners, Queensland
  • Collaborative policing in community building
    Commander Leigh Gassner, Victoria Police

Local government, housing and crime

  • Safer design guidelines for Victorian local governments (ABSTRACT ONLY)
    Jan Ryan, Crime Prevention Victoria
  • SafeCity urban design strategy (ABSTRACT ONLY)
    Michael Coe, City of Gosnells, Western Australia
  • 'Eyes on the street'
    Leanne Malcolm, City of Greater Dandenong, Victoria

Illicit drug use and public housing

Neighbourhood management/community renewal/housing management

Local planning, design and crime

  • Safer streetscape by design (ABSTRACT ONLY)
    Wendy Bell, Wendy Bell and Associates, South Australia
  • Issues in local planning and area design (ABSTRACT ONLY)
    Warwick Heine, City of Greater Dandenong, Victoria

Community management and public housing

Responses to crime risk

  • From common sense to common practice: our decade of change
    Sergeant John Klepczarek, Safer by Design Project Team, NSW Police Service
  • Insurance and criminal risk issues (ABSTRACT ONLY)
    Jennifer Davidson, Fraud and Security Risks (Commercial Operations), NRMA Insurance Ltd, New South Wales
  • Burglary in Victoria - managing victim perceptions (ABSTRACT ONLY)
    Inspector Gerry Zammit, Victoria Police

Community management and public housing

  • Crime and public housing (ABSTRACT ONLY)
    Peter McNicol, Department of Human Services, Victoria

Youth, housing and illicit drug use