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The 1st Asia Pacific Expert Conference for Criminal Justice(APECCJ)

  • Thursday, September 17, 2020
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On September 4th 2020, Korean Institute of Criminology hosted the 1st Asia Pacific Expert Conference for Criminal Justice(APECCJ) with the title “Tasks in Criminal Policy amid the COVID-19 Pandemic: Evolving Trends in a Changing Landscape” using a web-based platform.

Experts on criminal justice from Asian Pacific countries participated in the conference: Matti Joutsen (Special Advisor, Thailand Institute of Justice), Rick Brown (Deputy Director, Australian Institute of Criminology), Roderic Broadhurst (Professor of Criminology, Australian National University), Taegyung Gahng (Deputy Director of International Cooperation Division, Korean Institute of Criminology), and Hyejin Kim (Researcher, Police Science Institute, Korean National Police University).

In the conference the experts presented the influence of COVID-19 pandemic on face-to-face contacts, online activities, and crime. The results of a survey and 112 data were also presented to examine changes in criminal activities, such as domestic violence and cybercrime, and differences in crime trends across nations. In addition, participants discussed human rights issues related to use of personal data for the purpose of quarantine.