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  • Julie Ham, a Criminology PhD candidate, recently gave a presentation at Hong Kong University presenting her research on sex work, im/migration and citizenship. Julie’s research, conducted in Melbourne, Victoria and in Vancouver, Canada offers an exciting challenge to how we understand and conceive of ‘the migrant sex worker’. Some of her recent published work includes: Ham, J., & Gerard, A. ... Read more
  • On 12 October 2014, Monash Criminology’s, Dr Asher Flynn was an invited keynote speaker at the 14th International Criminal Law Congress held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Asher was invited to engage in a lively debate with Victorian Director of Public Prosecutions, Mr John Champion SC, on the importance of external transparency of the plea ... Read more
  • Leanne Weber and Sharon Pickering have contributed a chapter to a high-profile report on border-related deaths published by the International Organisation for Migration. The report Fatal Journeys: Tracking Lives Lost during Migration  is intended to raise awareness of the need for more systematic, humane and accountable responses to loss of life arising from illegalized migration. Their chapter, ... Read more
  • It is Mental Health Awareness week across Australia and an important time to consider how mental health issues impact the community and individuals in myriad ways. Monash Criminologists are contributing important research to enable more informed criminal justice policy and process in areas where mental health and criminal justice intersect. Our work includes the following: Examining ... Read more
  • Monash Criminology made a big contribution across the three day annual Australian & New Zealand Society of Criminology conference held in Sydney 1-3 October 2014. The Monash Postgraduate Prize was awarded at the annual Postgraduate Conference to Melissa Jardine (PhD Candidate, UNSW).  Sharon Pickering presented in a number of panels at the conference (Border Control, ... Read more
  • James Roffee’s article on the criminal law prohibiting familial sexual activity (often called incest) has just been published in the Human Rights Law Review. The research indicates that the European Court of Human Rights is producing case law, that could lead to a situation where adult family members could argue that they are having their ... Read more
  • The 14th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology was held in Prague (Czech Republic), from 10-13 September 2014. The conference brought together delegates from multiple continents to exchange ideas and research findings in all areas of criminological research, with a particular focus on how different countries could learn from each other’s crime policies, ... Read more
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Asher Flynn and Bree Carlton‘s commentary piece featured in The Age newspaper on 24 June 2013, highlights the dangerous implications for Victoria’s growing imprisonment rates of the Government’s de-investment in health, education and legal services at the front and back end of the criminal justice process, in conjunction with quick fix, populist legal reforms.   http://www.theage.com.au/comment/go-directly-to-jail-not-always-the-best-move-20130623-2oq8f.html Read more
  • This workshop convened by Dr Leanne Weber brought together critical border control researchers from Italy, Sweden, Britain, the Netherlands, USA and Australia to generate new thinking on border controls for a globalising world. Participants are each contributing chapters to an edited collection to be published next year in the Routledge Rethinking Globalisation series. They have ... Read more
  • Applications are now open for Research Internships at The Border Crossing Observatory for July 2013. The internship is a two week, full time commitment from 15th-26th July 2013. The Internship Program provides participants with the opportunity to:  Work in a dynamic global research centre Contribute to scholarly and public policy debate Develop valuable networks with fellow researchers from Australia and around ... Read more