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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Latest News

  • Since 2011 Monash Criminology has been supporting and promoting the work of national and international postgraduates through the Monash Criminology Postgraduate Prize. This award is given to the best presentation (by paper or poster) at the Postgraduate Conference that is run in conjunction with the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology’s annual conference. We ... Read more
  • The success of Monash Criminology in the Future Fellowship and DECRA schemes is evidence of national and international recognition that Monash is home to current and future research leaders in the field. Monash Criminology has a track record that is leaps and bounds ahead of any other Criminology program in Australia in research fellowship success. ... Read more
  • Associate Professor Micol Seigel, Indiana University, United States When refugees from Southeast Asia began to arrive in the U.S. in high numbers in the late 1970s, a surprising cohort of assistance workers emerged to help: U.S. police who had worked in the region training local law enforcement agents before and during the Vietnam War. The program that ... Read more
  • As reported in The Age, Monash researchers including Dr Anna Eriksson, are recipients of a grant to examine the experience of those with acquired brain injury in the Victorian criminal justice system, particularly  in Victorian prisons. It has been recognised that there is a higher percentage of acquired brain injury amongst Victorian prisoners than the rate ... Read more


  • The Monash Criminology Seminar Series continues in 2014 with a lineup of informative and challenging presentations by a wide range of academics and practitioners in the field. Read more
  • Solitary Confinement and Supermax Prisons: A Necessary Evil or Necessarily Evil?  Solitary confinement is one of the most extreme, yet enduring, prison practices, dating back to the 19th century. As personal accounts and the medical literature throughout its history testify, it is also one of the most painful forms of confinement, which can legally be imposed on prisoners and detainees. ... Read more