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.

UNODC: Internship Recruitment

An internship opportunity are opening with the Secretariat of the International Narcotics Control Board (SINCB), Division for Treaty Affairs (DTA), at UNODC! The internship is unpaid, and expected to last 6 months, starting from the beginning/mid February 2021. English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, oral and written fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable.
NOTE: To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
(a) be enrolled in, or have completed, a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
(b) be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent).
(OFFICIAL WRITTEN PROOF FROM THE UNIVERSITY SUPPORTING ONE OF THE ABOVE POSSIBILITIES MUST BE ATTACHED TO THE INSPIRA APPLICATION)
Don’t miss the chance, click here for more details!

ACCCJ: 2020 Jiang-Land-Wang Outstanding Student Paper Award Submissions

ACCCJ is accepting submissions for the 2020 Jiang-Land-Wang Outstanding Student Paper Award. This award is named after Dr. Shanhe Jiang of Wayne State University, Dr. Kenneth C. Land of Duke University and Dr. Jin Wang of Sun Yat-Sen University, who made a generous donation to ACCCJ. Established in 2014 to encourage scholarly work among graduate students, this award is given to recognize an outstanding student paper on a topic related to crime and justice in the greater China (e.g., mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau ) or Chinese residents and immigrants and/or their communities overseas.

The winning student(s) will receive a plaque and a $300 cash award, and will be recognized at the ACCCJ general member meeting during the American Society of Criminology annual conference in Washington, DC.

Submission deadline: All papers should be submitted in electronic format by August 31, 2020 to Jessica Li at cmj.li@polyu.edu.hk

Click here for more details!

University of Macau: Position of Associate/Assistant Professor in Criminology

The Department of Sociology of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Macau, invites applications for the position of Associate/Assistant Professor in Criminology. The department offers Bachelor, Master, and PhD programmes in Sociology and Criminology, has a productive and diverse faculty drawn from many parts of the world, including the United States, Netherlands, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau. The Department of Sociology has a strong research portfolio focusing on comparative criminology, policing, substance abuse, juvenile delinquency, intimate partner violence, migration, demography, political sociology, child and adolescent development, and quantitative research methods.

More information about the department is available at the UM website: https://fss.um.edu.mo/department-of- sociology/. Click here for more details of the position.