Attending one of the top criminal justice conferences is a great way to learn more about this field and to learn from those working in the industry. The number of people interested in criminal justice grew over the years because of the way newspapers report on these stories and the number of shows that surround forensics and true crime stories increased. Many of the top conferences are open to both professionals and those who feel passionate about criminal justice.
American Society of Criminology Conference
The American Society of Criminology is one of the top professional organizations dedicated to the study of this field in the entire country. It will hold its 2017 conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on November 15-18. This event brings in minds from around the world, including criminology experts working with government departments like Homeland Security and the FBI, those working in cyber crimes and even authors and television producers.
National Internal Affairs Investigators Association Conference
One conference that many look forward to easy year is the one put on by the National Internal Affairs Investigators Association. Also called the NIAIA, it scheduled its 2017 conference for August 21-24 in Savannah, Georgia. According to the official website of the conference, it will have guest speakers like the Captain of the Monroe County, Florida Sheriff’s Office, the former Captain of the Tucson Police Department and a former Chief Deputy of a Florida Sheriff’s Department. Those who purchase tickets to the conference from the site can get a discount on the hotel where the conference takes place.
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6th National Conference on Community and Restorative Justice
The 6th National Conference on Community and Restorative Justice will take place June 16-18 in Oakland, California. This year will focus on ways in which professionals can help minorities get their voices heard and how profiling can damage those of certain groups. It will include different tracks like Calling Forth Our Future, which deals more with helping younger people escape lives of crime, and Movement Builders, which looks at how those working and volunteering in the restorative justice field can take this idea from a local movement to a nationwide trend.
2017 National Forum on Criminal Justice
Thousands of people will head to the Hilton Long Beach in California for the 2017 National Forum on Criminal Justice, which will run from July 30 through August 2. The theme of the 2017 conference deals with the use of technology and research. It will focus on how new research and technology can improve public safety as a whole and lead to new policy changes. Many of those who will come out to speak have experience at the local level and want to talk about the changes that they implemented in their own areas.
Applied Research in Crime and Justice Conference
Those with an interest in research methods look forward to the Applied Research in Crime and Justice Conference each year, which is among the top criminal justice conferences. Scheduled for February 15-16 in Sydney, Australia, it is one of the few criminal justice events that brings in visitors and guest lecturers from a number of different countries. Those speakers will focus on topics like using predictions to determine how people will act, doing research to figure out ways of changing the way police departments and professionals operate and changing the policies and sentencing guidelines that send criminals to jail.
Criminology conferences take place all across the United States and in some foreign countries too. When you attend one or more of the top criminal justice conferences, you can learn from some of the top minds in the field.