For the first time, NZ Police are hosting the 12th ECCA International Symposium 2004 at the Police College from 1-4 July.
The Symposium will cover a range of topics including crime mapping, crime analysis and problem analysis, environmental criminology, organised crime and illegal drug markets.
Symposium delegates include Gloria Laycock, director of the Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science at University College London. Gloria has worked for the British Home Office for over thirty years, primarily on research and development in the policing and crime prevention fields. Ronald Clarke, professor at the school of criminal justice at Rutgers University, has previously headed the British governmentâ€™s criminological research department, where he had a significant role in developing situational crime prevention and the British Crime Survey. Professor Gisela Bichler-Robertson is a criminal justice professor at the School of Behavioural and Social Sciences, California State University-San Bernardino, CA. Her current research interests are the community dynamics over public space and the impact of physical and social environment on delinquent behaviour the goal of which is the design of community intervention methodologies to prevent crime and improve liveability. Johannes Knutsson is the director of research and professor in Criminology at the National Police Academy in Olso, Norway.
Most the delegates attending are senior scholars in the fields of environmental criminology, situational crime prevention and problem-oriented policing. Many of the attendees have written and published in these areas and hold senior academic positions around the world including Japan, United Kingdom, USA, South Africa, Norway, Canada, Singapore and Australia.