August 2013

Put the LEPH2014 dates in your diary NOW: 5 - 8 October 2014!

Co-convener of LEPH2014 is, the Talma Institute for the Study of Work, Care and Welfare.

The Talma Institute is a knowledge and expert center of VU University Amsterdam on changing welfare states. The  Institute connects high level, independent and interdisciplinary research with societal questions, and intends to work in close collaboration with stakeholders on the renewal of social security in The Netherlands and Europe.

Read more about the Talma Institute here (Dutch)


  • Program planning is underway - consider submitting an abstract when the call is made

  • Conference website to be available soon - watch this space

  • Keep updated by subscribing to the LEPH2014 e-News mailing list (top right)


Seeding change: How small projects can improve community health and safety

Public health departments and law enforcement agencies have traditionally occupied separate domains. Public health officials have often focused on infectious and chronic diseases, while police have targeted crime. In recent years, however, some law enforcement and public health agencies have recognized a shared interest in certain community problems. Click on the link below to read about police and public health initiatives in California.


 Read the 'Seeding change' report here.


Innovative Alliances Seminar: A CLEPH-Enliven partnership in Southeast Melbourne


On the 30th of October 2013, CLEPH and Enliven are hosting a seminar on Innovative Alliances between police, health and social services to address complex social issues. Innovative examples of partnerships will be on show and will be drawn from the local area (City of Dandenong, City of Casey and Shire of Cardinia), interstate and the UK!

Read more about the Police, Health and Social Services Innovative Alliances seminar here.


Meet a CLEPH Advisory Board member

Isabelle Bartkowiak-Théron is a Senior Lecturer and Discipline Co-ordinator of Police Studies at the University of Tasmania, and a Senior Researcher at the Tasmanian Institute of Police Studies. She specialises in teaching and researching the policing of vulnerable populations. Isabelle is an Associate Investigator at the Centre for Excellence in Policing and Security, and an Executive Member of the Australian Crime Prevention Council.

See who else is on CLEPH's Advisory Board here.


Partnership in Practice

The Marketplace for Ideas was an integral part of the LEPH2012 conference program – a place for health and law enforcement practitioners to talk about their successes and failures in developing and implementing integrated programs.

Detective Sergeant Matthew Brown from Victoria Police highlighted the benefits of co-location of police and Department of Human Services case workers to carry out specialist investigations into child, sexual and physical assaults.

To read more about this presentation and see other examples, go to the Marketplace of Ideas section of the LEPH2012 program here.

News Brief

CLEPH becomes a member of the International Center for the Prevention of Crime:  Read more about ICPC here.

Tertiary LEPH subject approved by The University of Melbourne: Due to overwhelming demand, CLEPH is preparing to offer a world first LEPH subject in 2014. 

Watch this space for further developments!

A valued CLEPH supporter


Bridges Across Borders Southeast Asia (BABSEA) is an international grassroots organization working to bring people together to overcome poverty, injustice and inequity in the Southeast Asia region.


Read more about the great work by BABSEA here.

CLEPH: A centre to explore the partnership  

The Centre for Law Enforcement and Public Health (CLEPH) was established for the purpose of pursuing projects, building networks and advancing knowledge in the joint fields of policing and other law enforcement and the many aspects of public health. CLEPH is building a focus on the understanding of the nature of this relationship, as a partnership between the public health, academic and law enforcement worlds. CLEPH’s vision ranges from the very local to the global.

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A Good Read!

New IJDP editorial!
Building partnerships between law enforcement and harm reduction programs (2013)

Author: Melissa Jardine

Read the article

Drug Law Reform in East and South East Asia (2013)
Edited by Fifa Rahman and Nick Crofts

Read the book summary

The Role of Law Enforcement in Public Health Emergencies (2006)
U.S. Department of Justice

Link to PDF

Domestic Violence Guide (2006)
Center for Problem-oriented Policing, U.S.
Author: Rana Sampson

Read analysis and recommendations



2nd City Health International Conference
4-5 November
, 2013, Glasgow, Scotland
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International Responses to Social and Justice Challenges
15-18 August, 2013, Tasmania, Australia
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The Law of Policing
24-25 September, 2013, Toronto, Canada
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8th Australasian Women and Policing Conference
25-28 August, 2013, Adelaide, Australia
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24th Annual Problem-Oriented Policing Conference
7-9 October, 2013, Dayton, Ohio

Conference website
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