Welcome to Criminology

Crime is an issue which all citizens and governments confront on a daily basis. Many thousands of people in the public and private sectors are employed in dealing with the prevention and consequences of crime. They make important decisions about the daily lives and freedoms of thousands of citizens. The causes of crime and how it should be dealt with are the subject of intense debate.

The Criminology program provides students with the skills to understand the complexities of crime, to learn about the various stages of the criminal justice system, to critically analyse its workings and tensions and to explore alternative strategies.

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  • The School of Social Science, particularly sociology and criminology, contributed significantly to the recent International Symposia on Migration held at Deakin University. Dr Marie Segrave along with Assoc Professor Anita Harris and Emeritus Prof Gary Bouma were invited to present at the two Symposia co-hosted by the UNESCO Chair, Cultural Diversity and Social Justice, TASA and ... Read more
  • Criminology postgraduates are making their mark and we support all of their endeavours and celebrate their achievements! Graduations: Recently we celebrated Bridget Harris and Rachel Hale being awarded their PhDs at the October graduation ceremony. Congratulations to Dr Harris and Dr Hale! Conference organising and presentations: Brandy Cochrane and Kate Burns were part of the five-team organising Committee for ... Read more
  • Julie Ham, a Criminology PhD candidate, recently gave a presentation at Hong Kong University presenting her research on sex work, im/migration and citizenship. Julie’s research, conducted in Melbourne, Victoria and in Vancouver, Canada offers an exciting challenge to how we understand and conceive of ‘the migrant sex worker’. Some of her recent published work includes: Ham, J., & Gerard, A. ... Read more
  • On 12 October 2014, Monash Criminology’s, Dr Asher Flynn was an invited keynote speaker at the 14th International Criminal Law Congress held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Asher was invited to engage in a lively debate with Victorian Director of Public Prosecutions, Mr John Champion SC, on the importance of external transparency of the plea ... Read more