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.
- Monash Criminology is an active supporter of the pursuit of excellence in postgraduate research. In 2011, we initiated and sponsored the Monash University Postgraduate Prize, which is awarded to the best presentation given at the annual Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Postgraduate Conference. In 2013, at the seventh annual Australian and New Zealand Society ... Read more
- Congratulations to two of our 2013 honours cohort, Amy White and Harriette Curtis, who have jointly won the Monash & Neighbourhood Justice Centre Criminology Research Report Award. As part of their coursework unit, Amy and Harriette (along with the other criminology students) prepared a 5,000 word report on an issue of significant importance to the ... Read more
- Marie Segrave’s edited collection, Human Trafficking (Ashgate) has just been published. It is one of four edited collections in the Ashgate Library of Essays on Transnational Crime (series editor, David Nelken). The other four titles address transnational Organised Crime, Transnational terrorism and Transnational Environmental Crime. Read more
- Monash University’s School of Political and Social Inquiry in conjunction with Flat Out and the Centre for the Human Rights of Imprisoned People will host Abolition Now on Wednesday 7 August. Keynote speaker Dr Kim Pate, Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies will discuss her work as an advocate, abolitionist and teacher ... Read more
- Debra Parkinson and Claire Zara (Women’s Health Goulburn North East) report on the first Australian research to investigate post-disaster domestic violence.This new research from Women’s Health Goulburn North East aims to document the experiences and perceptions of workers regarding the increase of domestic violence and the accounts of women who have experienced or continue to experience violent behaviour from their partners post fires. TITLE: The hidden disaster: violence in the aftermath of natural disaster ABSTRACT: In ... Read more
- Gabriella SanchezResearch Fellow at the Border Crossing Observatory. “The people smugglers business model is phrase that has entered the Australian political lexicon if only through sheer repetition. It has barely left the lips of prime minister Kevin Rudd or immigration minister Tony Burke since the plan to send asylum seekers arriving by boat to Papua New Guinea, ... Read more