Nineth Meeting (2006)
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.
(2004) Institute of Criminology at the Faculty of Law of the University
of Ljubljana, Slovenia
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.
In June 2004, librarians, information specialists
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."
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.