Leading young researchers in the area of crime and justice have been brought together this week by the inaugural UNSW Crime and Justice Research Network interdisciplinary student conference: Disciplines and Punishments: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Crime and Justice.

The conference, which focused on the interdisciplinary nature of crime and justice research, provided a forum for postgraduate researchers to present their work and meet other postgraduate students working in similar areas. It has been organised by research students from the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences and Law.

According to Professor Chris Cunneen, from the Faculty of Law, the conference provided post graduate students with a unique opportunity to network, as well as honing their problem solving and self-promotion skills.

"These are the leading young researchers working on areas relating to crime and justice," he said. "We hope that this conference will provide them with an opportunity to present their work and meet potential future collaborators."

The Crime and Justice Research Network aims to bring together academics, researchers and students from all UNSW schools, faculties and centres with an interest in crime and justice. It is an initiative of the NewSouth Global Chair in Criminology, held by Professor Cunneen.

For more information on the conference go to their website