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The role of schools in crime prevention

Carlton Crest Hotel, Melbourne
01 October 2002

This conference was organised by the Australian Institute of Criminology in conjunction with the Department of Education, Employment and Training, Victoria and Crime Prevention Victoria.


The conference provided an opportunity for practitioners, researchers and policymakers involved with the prevention of anti-social behaviour and crime in schools to discuss the incidence and types of these activities. Particular emphasis was be placed on preventive strategies and pro-active programs.

Conference papers

National perspectives

  • Schools and the community
    Hetty Cislowski, Assistant Director, General Secondary Education, Department of Education and Training, New South Wales
  • School violence (Presentation not available)
    Michael Bourne, Director, Crime Prevention Victoria, Department of Justice, Victoria

Social issues

  • Learning and life outcomes for young people - crime reduction techniques (Presentation not available)
    Glenda Strong, General Manager, Learning and Teaching Innovation Division, Department of Education and Training, Victoria
  • Unemployment duration, schooling and property crime
    Dr Bruce Chapman, C A Kapuscinski and S Roussel, Australian National University; and D Weatherburn and M Chilvers, NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

Conflict management

Risk/protective factors

Personal safety

Research and evaluation

Crime prevention in schools : an international perspective

Safety in schools


  • The role of the secondary school nurse in crime prevention (Presentation not available)
    Professor Gay Edgecombe and Maureen Ward, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Victoria; and Leanne Raven, Nurses Board of Victoria
  • Police and schools have a role in adolescent health
    Peter Bryant, School Focused Youth Services Coordinator, Oz Child, Victoria


Behaviour management

Community strengthening


Crime prevention