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International Serious and Organised Crime Conference 2010

Melbourne Convention Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf, Melbourne VIC 3006
18-19 October 2010

The Australian Institute of Criminology, in partnership with Victoria Police, the Australian Crime Commission, the Australian Federal Police and CrimTrac hosted a groundbreaking international conference focussed on the fight against serious and organised crime.

Organised crime places a significant burden on international economies and communities each year in terms of lost revenue and costs to criminal justice, social, health and welfare systems. Recent estimates suggest the total annual cost of organised crime in Australia is between $10 and $15 billion.


Conference opening
Dr Adam Tomison, Director, Australian Institute of Criminology
Chief Commissioner Simon Overland, Victoria Police

Dealing with serious and organised crime must become a serious business within all national security strategies
Mr William Hughes CBE, QPM, Director General, UK Serious and Organised Crime Agency (SOCA)

Groping to understand Russian Criminal Groups (RCGs)
Professor Ethan Burger, University of Wollongong

Balancing individual rights with the need for a contemporary, coercive power’s based approach to organised crime in Victoria
Mr Adam Chernok, Office of the Chief Examiner, Victoria Police

Drugs: Emerging trends
Peter Vallely, Australian Crime Commission

Heroin importation trends and investigations: Victoria
Detective Superintendent Doug Fryer, Victoria Police

The organised cybercrime threat landscape
Dr Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo, Australian Institute of Criminology

Russian and Ukrainian cybercrime in Australia
Mr Stephen McCombie, Macquarie University

The links between crime and terrorism
Mr John McFarlane, Australian National University

The psychology of small groups: Implications for counter terrorism investigation
A/Professor Karl Roberts, Charles Sturt University

Breaking down barriers within organisations to combat organised crime
Mr Steve Martinez, Assistant Director in Charge, Los Angeles Field Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Responding to the security threat posed by transnational organised crime in East Asia and the Pacific
Mr Gary Lewis, Regional Representative, United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime, Regional Centre for East Asia and the Pacific

Escobar’s echo: Colombian cartels
Professor Andrew Goldsmith, University of Wollongong

The transformation of dark societies in Greater China
Professor Rod Broadhurst, Australian National University

People smuggling
Brigadier General Dr Saud Usman Nasution, Indonesian National Police

People trafficking
Ms Jacqui Joudo Larsen, Australian Institute of Criminology

Organised identity crime in a global perspective
Dr Russell G. Smith, Australian Institute of Criminology

Domestic airline passengers flying in false names: Disorganising organised crime’s flight path
Ms Maggie Plumb and Superintendent Charlie Carver, Western Australia Police

Promoting visa integrity: DIAC’s response to the commission of serious migration offences
Mr Gavin McCairns, Department of Immigration and Citizenship

Combating transnational crime: Developing a better understanding of criminal networks
Dr Donald Porter, Australian Federal Police

Changing patterns of Italian Mafias
Professor Ernesto Savona, Universitá Cattolica, Milan

Video presentation on CriminologyTV

The AFP serious organised crime model
Assistant Commissioner Kevin Zuccato, National Manager Serious Organised Crime, Australian Federal Police

The fifth estate goes virtual
Mr John Lawler APM, CEO, Australian Crime Commission 

Video presentation on CriminologyTV

Organised crime in post conflict states—the West African experience
Professor Andrew Hughes APM, University of Wollongong, Centre for Transnational Crime Prevention

Video presentation on CriminologyTV

Measuring the impact of law enforcement on serious organised crime
Mr Peter Homel and Dr Katie Willis, Australian Institute of Criminology

Unlocking the intelligence value from the information economy
Dr David Lacey, Australian Crime Commission

Smarter analytics in the fight against crime
Mr Peter Carew, Business Analytics and Optimisation, IBM

Panel session: The serious and organised criminal threat in an Australian context
Facilitator: Ms Judy Lind, Australian Crime Commission
Mr Shane Neilson, Australian Crime Commission
Ms Jane Annear, Australian Crime Commission
Mr Damian Voltz, Australian Crime Commission

Video presentation on CriminologyTV

The financial intelligence unit and law enforcement partnership
Mr John Visser, Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre

The value of intelligence and measuring its performance
Ms Karen Harfield, Australian Crime Commission

Transnational x local: The impact of organised crime in local safety
Dr Paula Miraglia, International Centre for the Prevention of Crime, Canada

Accountability and beyond: Using integrity partnerships to combat organised crime
Mr Philip Moss, Australian Comission for Law Enforcement Integrity

Anti-corruption regulation in Australia—myth or reality?
Mr Robert Wyld, Johnson, Winter & Slattery Lawyers

Making organised crime visible
Sir Ken Jones, Deputy Commissioner Crime, Victoria Police

Information enabled policing
Mr Ben McDevitt AM, APM, CEO CrimTrac

Panel session: Organised crime and national security

    Facilitator: Dr Grant Wardlaw, Senior Fellow, ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security

    Professor Rod Broadhurst, ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security

    Dr Margot McCarthy, Deputy National Security Advisor, Prime Minister and Cabinet

    Mr John Lawler APM, CEO, Australian Crime Commission

    Mr Gary Lewis, Regional Representative, United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime, Regional Centre for East Asia and the Pacific

  • Video presentation on CriminologyTV

Closing session

Assistant Commissioner Kevin Zuccato, National Manager Serious Organised Crime, Australian Federal Police


Victoria Police—Delivering a safer Victoria

Australian Crime Commission—Australia’s national criminal intelligence agency

Australian Federal Police—To fight crime together and win, providing dynamic and effective law enforcement to the people of Australia

CrimTrac—Generating national approaches to information sharing solutions for law enforcement agencies, for a safer Australia

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