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  • Monash Criminology is very pleased to welcome Professor Clare McGlynn from Durham University in the UK as a Visiting Scholar in the School of Social Sciences.Clare McGlynn is a Professor of Law (Durham University) and an expert on laws relating to sexual violence and pornography. She has worked closely with legislators and campaign groups to Read more
  • Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon has joined the growing Monash Criminology team. Prior to her appointment to Monash as a senior lecturer in criminology, Kate worked for four years in criminology at Deakin University. During this time she undertook visiting positions at the University of Auckland (2015), Queensland University of Technology (2015) and Oxford University (2013). She Read more
  • Monash Criminology’s Dr Claire Spivakovsky, with co-investigators Professor Wayne Hall (UQ), Dr Kate Seear (Monash) and Dr Adrian Carter (Monash) have been awarded a highly competitive Academy of the Social Sciences of Australia grant to host a workshop on Intervention, prevention and punishment: Authenticity and capacity in mandated treatment. The workshop will bring together academics, Read more
  • Following on from their invited presentation on the expert panel One Punch Assaults hosted by the Institute of Sydney, Monash Criminology’s Dr Asher Flynn, along with co-authors, Professor Mark Halsey (Flinders University) and Associate Professor Murray Lee (University of Sydney), have had their article ‘Emblematic Violence and Aetiological Cul-De-Sacs: On the Discourse of One-Punch (Non)Fatalities’ Read more
  • Monash Criminology’s Dr Asher Flynn, with co-investigators Dr Nicola Henry (La Trobe) and Dr Anastasia Powell (RMIT) have been awarded a highly competitive Criminology Research Council Grant commencing in 2016 to conduct a study Responding to Revenge Pornography: The Scope, Nature and Impact of Australian Criminal Laws.The ground-breaking project is the first Australian empirical study Read more
  • Dr Bree Carlton recently led two public forum events focused on the vexed issue of penal reform and it’s utility to abolition politics and strategy in London UK. The events were hosted by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies in conjunction with the Open University and the Reclaim Justice Network who are working together Read more
  • Professor Jude McCulloch and Dr Danielle Tyson recently spoke at a Forum at the State Library – ‘Towards Women’s Security’ – organised by the Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies in the School of Social Sciences. Jude was one of three panelists and Danielle was a discussant. Both spoke about the research they are doing Read more
  • Monash criminologists travelled to Adelaide last week for the annual ANZSOC conference which was held at the Victoria Square campus of Flinders University. Fittingly for the City of Churches, the plenary sessions were held in the gracious surroundings of the nearby Pilgrim Uniting Church. The program kicked off on November 24 with the postgraduate conference. The Read more
  • Towards Women’s Security: Local and Global is a public lecture hosted by the Centre for Women’s Studies and Gender Research. Professor Jude McCulloch and Dr Danielle Tyson will be speaking as part of a panel, composed of experts in the field of gender, international relations, crime, terrorism and family violence. The panel will call for a groundbreaking Read more
  • The annual Graduate Symposium, Shifting Boundaries: Forging Connections, was held on October  27th and 28th by the Monash School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts. HDR students from across the school are invited to attend and present their work in a conference-style format, providing an opportunity to get feedback from their peers. This year’s symposium Read more
  • Dr Jarrett Blaustein has published a short blog post on the Oxford University Press website. The blog entry deals with the ethics of international criminological research engagement and contextualises this issue by considering the broader influence of the impact agenda on knowledge production and dissemination in the social sciences. It begins by identifying some important Read more
  • Rape Justice: Beyond the Criminal Law is the latest publication from the highly successful research team comprising Monash Criminology’s Dr Asher Flynn, RMIT’s Dr Anastasia Powell and La Trobe University’s Dr Nicola Henry. The book explores the burgeoning interest in alternative and innovative justice responses to sexual violence both within and outside the legal system. It brings Read more
  • Dr Marie Segrave, whose DECRA research is focused on irregular migrant labour, has co-edited, with Professor Nicola Piper, a Special Issue of Anti-Trafficking Review, focused on the issue of forced labour and human trafficking. The editors put a call out for papers that engaged with the current tendency for the terms human trafficking, forced labour and slavery Read more
  • Bree Carlton has published an opinion blog for the Reclaim Justice Network, Centre for Crime and Justice Studies UK. Dr Carlton’s contribution is the latest in a series titled ‘I would build…’ that encourages scholars and community advocates to write reflections on building alternative solutions to criminal justice. Dr Carlton raises difficult questions regarding the Read more
  • Professor Jude McCulloch presented on the 24th of September at the National Domestic Violence & Interpreting Forum at the Monash University Law Chambers. The booked out event had approximately 180 attendees – many practising interpreters. Jude’s paper “From ‘A man’s home is his castle’ to criminal assault in the home: A brief history of family violence Read more
  • Late last week the Victorian Ombudsman published her report into the rehabilitation and reintegration of prisoners in the state. In an article published by The Conversation, Marie Segrave, who led the Monash Criminology submission to the Inquiry that formed part of the basis for the report, examines the recommendations and asks what can we take Read more
  • Punishing the Other, edited by Dr Anna Eriksson, draws on the work of Zygmunt Bauman to discuss contemporary discourses and practices of punishment and criminalization. Bringing together some of the most exciting international scholars, both established and emerging, this book engages with Bauman’s thesis of the social production of immorality in the context of criminalization Read more
  • On 1 July 2015, major reforms came into effect that sought to simplify Victoria’s notoriously complex rape laws. On 2 September 2015, the Women’s Melbourne Network, supported by the Victorian Women’s Trust, hosted the Consenting to Change expert Q & A panel to explore what these reforms might mean in practice. The panel comprised four Read more
  • The furore surrounding Operation Fortitude has brought into sharp focus the operation of Australia’s internal border. Monash Criminology’s Leanne Weber contributed to the debate with an Op Ed piece in The Conversation where she pointed out that similar multi-agency exercises had been taking place for many years, however without  advance publicity. Even so, this incident reveals a disturbing new direction in border control in Read more
  • The release of the Victorian Sentencing Advisory Council’s (SAC) latest report, Guilty Pleas in the Higher Courts: Rates, Timing and Discounts acknowledges the work of Monash University criminologist, Dr Asher Flynn – a national expert on plea negotiations.The SAC report is the first research of its kind in Victoria to reveal information on who pleads Read more