Past Meetings

  • Nineth Meeting (2006) Montreal, Canada
      Forty-eight librarians and documentation specialists from 13 countries gathered at the Hotel Maritime Plaza in Montreal Canada for the Ninth World Criminal Justice Library Network Conference.  The meeting, entitled “Key Research and Practice Issues for Criminal Justice Information Professionals,” was sponsored by the Canadian Police College; the University of Montreal; the Department of Justice, Canada; the Ryerson University Library; the Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice and the International Center for Comparative Criminology (ICCC).  Special thanks are due to Mrs. Aniela Belina, Librarian of the ICCC for organizing the meeting.

      Highlights of the Conference included presentations by Professor Jean-Paul Brodeur, Director of the ICCC; Mr. William Ballweber and Mr. Kreg Purcell of the U.S. National Criminal Justice Reference Service; Professor Benoit Dupont, Deputy Director of the ICCC; Professor Nadia Caidi, Faculty of Information Services, University of Toronto; Mr. Pierre Brassard, Police Research Center, Canada; Mrs. Janet Smith, Australian Institute of Criminology; Mrs. Phyl Barrus, Commission on Police Officer Standards & Training, California; Professor Bonnie Nelson, John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Mr. David G. Jones, Director (Ret.), Knowledge Management, Royal Canadian Mounted Police; Professors Ron Clarke, Rutgers University and Graeme Newman, University at Albany, SUNY; Mrs. Jennifer Power, Australian Federal Police; Heelena Nilsson, Swedish National Police Academy; and Mary Jane Brustman, University at Albany, SUNY and Ivanka Sket, Institute of Criminology, Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.

      At the business meeting the Steering Committee announced that the next meeting, scheduled for 2008 will be held at the Swedish National Police Academy, Solna, Sweden. 
  • Eighth Meeting (2004) Institute of Criminology at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
      In June 2004, librarians, information specialists and criminologists representing 35 libraries, academic institutions and government agencies from 16 countries gathered to discuss the theme of this year's conference, which was "Crime and Criminal Justice Information in European Countries. The featured speaker was Ernesto Savona, Director of TRANSCRIME and Professor of Criminology at the University Cattolica di Milano, Italy, and he spoke about "Transnational Crime: Challenges for Research and Information." A special session was also held at the conference entitled "Current Developments in Slovenian Research."
  • Seventh Meeting (2003) Canberra, Australia
    In January 2003, criminal justice librarians met in Canberra at a conference hosted by the Australian Institute of Criminology and the Australian Federal Police. In his opening remarks, Dr. Graycar highlighted three challenges for criminal justice information providers in the 21st century. First, to think and operate globally. Secondly, to deliver a range of innovative services for clients based on the opportunities offered by technological innovations in communications and librarianship. Lastly, to harness global and transnational networks and modern technology to benefit a larger worldwide audience.