Dr Eriksson is one of only two scholars in Australia to be awarded a DECRA in Criminology in 2011. She has received funding to undertake a three year program of research titled ‘Othering’ in Penal Policy and Practice: A cross-national study of imprisonment in Australia and Sweden.
A cross-national comparison between Sweden and Australia, this project will examine the ways in which many prison systems has become places where both inmates and staff are dehumanised and where varying degrees of harm and/or violence are inflicted on the other without moral restraint.
A theory of social distancing will be applied to institutions of punishment to consider the ways in which ‘othering’ of prisoners as individuals and prisons as institutions are achieved. Empirical research in both countries will inform this innovative and normative framework, and the project will suggest ways in which such processes can be reversed.
Congratulations to Mary Iliadis winner of the 2013 Monash Criminology Postgraduate Award
Monash Criminology is an active supporter of the pursuit of excellence in postgraduate research. In…
The Monash University & Neighbourhood Justice Centre Criminology Research Report Award 2013
Congratulations to two of our 2013 honours cohort, Amy White and Harriette Curtis, who have…
Human Trafficking edited collection published
Marie Segrave’s edited collection, Human Trafficking (Ashgate) has just been published. It is one of…
Abolition Now! Wed 7 August 5:30pm for 6:00pm start, New Council Chambers, Trades Hall.
Monash University’s School of Political and Social Inquiry in conjunction with Flat Out and the…
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…
The myth of the people smugglers’ ‘business model’
Gabriella SanchezResearch Fellow at the Border Crossing Observatory. “The people smugglers business model is phrase…
Go directly to jail: not always the best move
Asher Flynn and Bree Carlton‘s commentary piece featured in The Age newspaper on 24 June…
Peace at the Border workshop, Prato Monash Centre May 20-21
This workshop convened by Dr Leanne Weber brought together critical border control researchers from Italy,…
Applications open for July internship program at the Border Crossing Observatory
Applications are now open for Research Internships at The Border Crossing Observatory for July 2013. The…
Rethinking needed on unthinkable crime – Monash Prato Italy Conference “Addressing Filicide” 30-31 May 2013
22 May 2013 The unfathomable crime of filicide, the killing of a child by their…
Criminology hosted a Joint Seminar on Masculinities, Power and Violence on Thursday 18th April
As part of the 2013 Criminology Seminar Series, the Department of Criminology were very proud…
Launch of Racialized Correctional Governance: The Mutual Constructions of Race and Criminal Justice by Dr Claire Spivakovsky on Monday 8th April
Dr Claire Spivakovsky’s first book, Racialized Correctional Governance: The Mutual Constructions of Race and Criminal…