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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  • Associate Professor Leanne Weber has just published a new collection in the Routledge Rethinking Globalizations series entitled ‘Rethinking Border Control for a Globalizing World: A Preferred Future’. Containing chapters by leading thinkers from critical criminology, law and political theory, and featuring commentaries by Saskia Sassen, Rainer Bauböck and Nancy Wonders, the book uses an innovative Read more
  • Criminology is very pleased to welcome the following honours students to the Program: Danielle Anderson, Katie Brummelen, Gina Cornehls, Terence Doleschal, Nargis Dost, Stephanie Eddelbuttel, Nadia Egalita, Musa Jan, Kate Kelleher, Rebekah McDonald, Miki MClay, Robyn Newitt and Katherine Schofield. In 2015, the honours research projects examine a range of exciting and significant contemporary issues in criminology Read more
  • Monash Criminology has welcomed back all of our current postgraduate students and welcomed some newcomers at our annual retreat. Monash Criminology is committed to supporting and engaging postgraduates to produce high quality research and to become active, supportive and collaborative researchers. We also took time to note some of our recent postgraduate achievements including three Read more
  • On Monday 8 December, the 2014 Criminology Dissertation Prize was awarded to Madeleine Ulbrick for her thesis One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: In Defence of Defensive Homicide (see abstract below). Maddy was supervised by Dr Danielle Tyson and Dr Asher Flynn.  The award was presented at a School of Social Sciences morning tea event for all  recipients of Read more