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Executive member Changes
The AGM was held in November. Professor Homel and Sarah Ford retired from the Executive. Mr John Walker and Ms Tiffany Kappen were admitted as new members.
USA and Canada meetings
Peter Norman and Astrid Macleod Astrid visited the USA and Canada in September-October and attended a number of crime prevention/community safety visits/meetings.
These were held in Los Angeles (Meeting with Mr Russell Iungerich (retired) Deputy Attorney General, California, Joint Meeting with Mr Kevin Coffey, former LAPD now consultant, publicist, and lecturer on travel safety and with Lt Raymond Marquez, Sgt Angelo Castro, and Officers Javier and Stultz, at LAPD HQ), Chicago ( visit to Law Courts, meeting arranged with Professor Arthur J. Lurigio, Senior Associate Dean College of Arts and Sciences, Loyola University Chicago , who has expertise on Adult probation, substance abuse and crime, interface between mental health and the criminal justice systems),Washington DC (Meeting with Prof Frederic Lemieux, CEO of Asset Consulting and Faculty Director and Professor of the Practice Applied Intelligence Program, School of Consulting Studies, University of Georgetown - research focus on policing, homeland security and cybersecurity), New York (Visit to Red Hook Community Justice Centre, Brooklyn, (NY Centre for Court Innovation) meetings with James Brodick, Jacqueline Renaud-Rivera, and Presiding Judge Alex M Calabrese, and a visit to the Court), Boston (Meeting with Professor Emeritus Jack Greene, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice College of Social Sciences and Humanities Northeastern University -recognised as one of the USA’s leading scholars in the field of policing), Montreal (Meetings with Justice Michael Stober, Supreme Court of Quebec. Visit to the ICPC and meeting with Director General Daniel Cauchy, Anne-Sophie Ponsett, Ariane De Palacio, Cateline Autixier, Pablo Madriaza Theodora Mihaylova, Liam Stock-Rabbat and Laurence Poulin), Lunenburg, Nova Scotia (Meeting with Deputy Mayor Peter Mosher), Halifax NS (Meetings with Wendy Marie Baker, Legal Information Counsellor at Justice Access and Professor Tim Stretton, St Marys University Halifax NS)
The 2017 Newsletter was completed and distributed in March. It contained 10 reports from within Australia with 8 reports from overseas. In addition to the distribution of the Newsletter in Australia and across the region, it was sent to 21 jurisdictions in the Asia Pacific (including all of the delegates to the Prosecutors Association of the Pacific at which we spoke in Fiji), 34 member countries of the European Crime Prevention network and to the ICPC in Montreal. A criminology graduate Tiffany Lands and a law graduate Zachariah Reveruzzi assisted in the preparation.
Denmark Intern visit to Tasmania
Following an approach made by Ms Emma Kiis, an intern from the University of Aalborg (Denmark), ACPC facilitated her visit to Tasmania as an intern with Isabelle Barktowiak Theron so she could work with ACPC on a number of projects.