Call for Application: Pathways to Harm Reduction Drug Policy in Hong Kong and East & Southeast Asia: Principles, Process and Practices Annual Training 2022

Pathways to Harm Reduction Drug Policy in Hong Kong and East & Southeast Asia: Principles, Process and Practices Annual Training 2022 
  
The training will be held online via ZOOM from November 7-9, 2022. 
  
Apply by September 15, 2022 
  
The training will focus on the connections between harm reduction, public health, and drug policy as well as the gap between these principles and practice in the implementation of drug policies in Asia. The training will familiarize participants with the international drug control system, regional trends in drug markets (supply, transit and demand), and comparative case studies of alternative approaches to managing drug use in society as a health and social concern. The course will also look at priority areas and emerging challenges within the region, including death penalty and punitive sentencing policies, imprisonment of foreign nationals, women’s incarceration and impact of COVID-19. It is hoped that the training can provide insights on how participants may adopt measures to bring enforcement activities and domestic law in line with human rights obligations and explore pragmatic approaches that mitigate the adverse health and social consequences of both drug use and overly punitive drug policies.  
  
Course Content: 
  • Current Drug Trends, International Drug Control System & Impacts in Asia-Pacific 
  • Public Health and Drug Policy 
  • Death Penalty and Drug Offenses 
  • The Economics of Drug Markets and Drug Policies 
  • Long Term Imprisonment of Foreign Nationals for Drug Trafficking 
  • Women’s Incarceration for Drug Related Offenses 
Who should apply? 
  • Government staff working on drug policy and health 
  • Individuals from civil society working in public health, human rights, development, journalism, law, public policy, etc. with an interest in drug policy 
  • Researchers and junior faculty 
While priority is given to those working on drug policy, no prior knowledge of human rights or drug policy is required to apply. 
 
Eligible Regions: 
Individuals from countries in East Asia and Southeast Asia are encouraged to apply.  
 
Application Guidelines: 
Complete the application form and send to Ms. Leona Li/Velda Chui at rifhrhub@hku.hk along with a curriculum vitae. On the last page of the application, you should provide a personal statement that answers why the training is relevant to your current activities and what you expect to get out of the training. The program representative will provide confirmation of receiving your application within 3 working days and application results approximately within a month by email. 

John Jay College of Criminal Justice: Position of Assistant Professor in International Criminal Justice

John Jay College of Criminal Justice invites social scientists in the interdisciplinary field of international criminal justice (ICJ) to apply for a tenure-track, joint appointment in the ICJ BA and ICJ MA programs and in a department to be determined by the candidate’s Ph.D. or area of research. (Possible home departments include Criminal Justice; Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration; Sociology; Political Science; Economics; Anthropology; Africana Studies; and Latin American and Latinx Studies, with all personnel matters handled through the home department). The position begins in Fall 2022.

Click here for more details of the position.

New Course Promotion: Fraud Investigation in Hong Kong (Part 2 of 2)

‘Fraud Investigation in Hong Kong (Part 2 of 2)’, organized by Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (Hong Kong Chapter) is happening in November this year!

Come join us in advancing our knowledge in fraud! For more information and registration, please email events@hkacfe.com.

Fraud Investigation in Hong Kong is yearly regular course collaborating with ACFE. You may find more about it here.

Event promotion: “Let’s Talk Scams” – National Scams Awareness Week

Live and Online Panel Discussion: "Let's Talk Scams" - National Scams Awareness Week

QUT Centre for Justice welcomes you to a live and on-line panel discussion during National Scams Awareness Week

Date: 2021.11.08 (Mon)
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (AEST)
Venue: Online (webinar details will be given after registration).
Language: English

About this event

Each year, millions of Australians lose money to fraud. According to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Australians reported over $851 million lost to fraud in 2020, up from $634 million in 2019. While these monetary losses are significant, there are also many wide ranging non-financial harms that result from fraud. The impact can be both devastating and life changing for victims, yet there is a shame and stigma that prevents many from talking about it.

Monday 8th November marks the beginning of National Scams Awareness Week. The theme for this year's campaign is “Let’s talk scams”, and we intend to do this. Please join us for a panel discussion on the topic of fraud and scams, facilitated by Associate Professor Cassandra Cross, with the following leading industry experts from across Australia. The panel will cover all aspects of fraud from policing, to prevention, to support.

The panel will include:

  • Delia Rickard, Deputy Commissioner, - Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
  • Sarah Dreaver, Manager, Financial Crime Investigations, Customer Protect – Suncorp
  • Detective Sergeant Karen McAteer – Fraud and Cyber Crime Group, Queensland Police Service
  • Victoria Schiffer, Delivery Manager APAC Security and Tom Rhind, Trust and Safety Manager – Seek

This event will be run in person at QUT Gardens Point Campus and via webinar for those who can't attend in person. A webinar link will follow.

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/lets-talk-scams-national-scams-awareness-week-tickets-191472197497

Establishment of Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (Hong Kong Chapter) Prize for UG students majoring/minoring in Criminology

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Hong Kong Chapter has established the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (Hong Kong Chapter) Prize. The HK Chapter is committed to developing the profession and in doing so, the Prize is intended to help HKU undergraduate students to broaden their learning horizons and develop their career path in finance and compliance. ACFE Hong Kong Chapter is a not-for-profit organization holding social and training activities on a regular basis to connect anti-fraud professionals and promoting professional advancement in the prevention, deterrence, detection and investigation of fraud in Hong Kong.

The ACFE HK Chapter has been collaborating with the Department of Sociology and Centre for Criminology, HKU in promoting training and education in the sector. The Prize is hosted by these HKU units. The Department of Sociology has been providing undergraduate Criminology major/minor programmes and taught postgraduate programme the Master of Social Sciences in Criminology, which provides a foundation for advanced research degree studies in the discipline and offers a professional qualification for practitioners in criminal justice and related fields. Working on a similar vision, the Centre for Criminology, has been researching on crime and deviance and offering regular trainings for practitioners in the field.

Details of the Prize are as follows:

Level of study: Undergraduate
​Faculty/Department: All students with a major or minor in Criminology
​Year of study: Year 3 & 4
​Place of origin: Local Hong Kong students
​Selection criteria: Academic merit and an essay of 500 words (on their interests on fraud related issues)
​Number of awards: Three per year
​Award value: A cash prize of HK$5,000, ACFE (Hong Kong Chapter) training package and one year of post CFE qualification training
​Awarding authorities: A shortlist of 15 outstanding students will be invited to submit the 500 words short essay for selecting the awardees

Should you have any enquiries, please contact Centre for Criminology at crimctr@hku.hk or 3917-7459.