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

  • Dr Anna Eriksson’s research on comparative penology involves exploring the processes of ‘othering’ in the penal systems in Australia (Victoria and Queensland) and Norway via interviews with prisoners and prison staff. Anna has just completed the fieldwork for this project, which includes 240 interviews in 14 prisons (over 400 hours of interviews!). This three year project ... Read more
  • 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
  • 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
  • The International Visiting Scholar in Criminology program at Monash University provides staff and students with the opportunity to collaborate with the global criminology academic community. Scholars deliver seminars as part of the International Visiting Scholar Lecture Series and also run formal and informal teaching sessions for postgraduate students. This scheme enables the strengthening of research, writing and teaching collaborations. The ... Read more