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  • Professor Jude McCulloch and Associate Professor Leanne Weber have made a submission to the Inquiry into the External Oversight of Police Corruption and Misconduct in Victoria calling for fundamental changes to police training and complaints mechanisms.  The Inquiry’s terms of reference invited commentary on current complaint handling arrangements, best practice models, implementation strategies and experiences ... Read more
  • A group of current and former Honours students took part in a two-hour workshop on the international mobility of policies led by two Distinguished Visiting Scholars, Professors Trevor Jones (Cardiff University) and Tim Newburn (LSE). Following a brief introduction to key concepts and methodological debates, Professors Jones and Newburn proceeded to reflect on their influential research ... Read more
  • On Wednesday July 19, Distinguished Visiting Scholar Professor Tim Newburn of the London School of Economics delivered the 2017 Criminological Horizons Lecture at the State Library of Victoria. Professor Newburn spoke about his award-winning Reading the Riots project that he conducted in-partnership with the Guardian following the 2011 England Riots. Drawing on this pioneering study, Professor Newburn spoke about the need ... Read more
  • Monash Crim PhD student David Vakalis will explore the policing of public space and the eviction of Occupy Melbourne protestors from City Square in 2011 at an upcoming Arts House event. Drawing on his own research and experiences whilst in the Occupy Melbourne Legal Support Team, David’s presentation will encourage people to critically question their ideas about space, exclusion, ... Read more
  • Monash criminologists Jarrett Blaustein, Miki McLay and Jude McCulloch have published an article on harm reduction and international drug law enforcement in the prestigious International Journal of Drug Policy.  The article critiques the compatibility of ‘supply reduction’ with ‘harm minimization’ in the context of Australia’s National Drug Strategy before presenting an innovative conceptual framework for improving ... Read more
  • Monash Criminology PhD candidate and Assistant Lecturer, Mary Iliadis, along with her supervisor, Dr Asher Flynn, have had their cutting edge article, ‘Providing a Check on Prosecutorial Discretion: The Victims’ Right to Review Reform’, published in the British Journal of Criminology (online first). The article presents the first ever socio-legal analysis of the Victims’ Right ... Read more
  • On Tuesday evening, Assoc. Prof Marie Segrave, from Monash Criminology andThe Border Crossing Observatory, was invited to be the Q&A guest following the screening of The Land Between, a documentary by David Fedele, at Cinema Nova. The film was screened as part of a week long refugee film festival hosted by the Refugee Council of ... Read more
  • Monash Crim’s Jarrett Blaustein has teamed with internationally renowned criminologists Tim Newburn and Trevor Jones in an article on ‘Policy mobilities and comparative penality’ that has just been published in Theoretical Criminology. The authors argue that critical studies of policy transfer can enhance understanding of the local, national and global influences over crime control policy ... Read more
  • Monash criminologists Marie Segrave, Claire Spivakovsky and Anna Eriksson have jointly edited a special issue of the well respected journal Punishment & Society entitled ‘The maelstrom of punishment, mental illness, intellectual disability and cognitive impairment’. While the issue of mental health and its intersection with the criminal justice system has gained traction in recent years, ... Read more
  • New research on image-based sexual abuse (#imagebasedabuse) from Monash Criminology’s Dr Asher Flynn, with co-researchers Associate Professor Nicola Henry and Dr Anastasia Powell (RMIT), has influenced a positive change in the law in New South Wales (NSW). Flynn, Henry and Powell’s research has been identified by the NSW Attorney General, the Honourable Mr Mark Speakman MP, ... Read more
  • Monash Criminology’s Assoc. Prof. Marie Segrave and Dr Laura Vitis (University of Liverpool) have just published Gender, Violence, Technology, an edited collection that brings together international scholars examining how digital technologies both create and sustain various forms of gendered violence and provide platforms for resistance and criminal justice intervention. The collection explores family violence (Maher, ... Read more
  • The latest research by Dr Wendy O’Brien (Deakin University) and Monash criminologist Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon examines the minimum age of criminal responsibility in Victoria (Australia). Wendy and Kate’s research, entitled “The Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility in Victoria (Australia): Examining Stakeholders’ Views and the Need for Principled Reform“, has been published Online First in Youth ... Read more
  • Today marks one year since the publication of the Report and Recommendations of the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence. On the first anniversary Monash criminologists Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon, Professor Jude McCulloch and Professor Sandra Walklate with Professor JaneMaree Maher (Sociology, Monash University) have written a piece on The Conversation examining successes and challenges 12 months ... Read more
  • In 2016, on 1 April, Victoria’s ground-breaking Royal Commission into Family Violence handed down 227 recommendations, aimed at transforming responses to family violence and working towards eliminating gendered violence, particularly violence against women and children. One year later, a panel of Victorian and national experts organised by Monash Gender and Family Violence examines the progress of government and community ... Read more
  • Monash Criminologist Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon and Deakin University criminologist Dr Wendy O’Brien have provided a submission to the Standing Committee on Legal and Social Issues (Legislation and References): Inquiry into Youth Justice Centres in Victoria.  In their submission, Kate and Wendy acknowledge the importance of this Inquiry at a time when the Victorian youth justice system ... Read more
  • Monash Criminologists Sharon Pickering, Marie Segrave and Leanne Weber have presented their collaborative research on Fluid Security in the Asia Pacific at the Temporary Migration Forum held on Thursday, March 9 at Monash University. The Forum, organised by the Border Crossing Observatory, brought together a select group of government, NGO, academic and policy stakeholders to ... Read more
  • The unit Human Rights in the Criminal Justice Sphere is being offered at the Monash Prato campus from 25 September to 20 October 2017. It will be taught by Dr James Roffee. Studying at Monash Prato gives students the opportunity to increase their knowledge of this important criminal justice topic while also taking in the historic surroundings ... Read more
  • Monash Gender and Family Violence Research Program researchers and criminologists Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon and Professor Sandra Walklate have provided a submission to the Queensland Law Reform Commission warning against the introduction of a domestic violence disclosure scheme. The submission was provided in response to the Commission’s December 2016 Consultation Paper which sought views on whether a ... Read more
  • Monash criminologists Associate Professor Marie Segrave and Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon with Professor Dean Wilson (University of Sussex) have co-authored an article for The Conversation on why increasing the number of police officers, as recently promised in Victoria, will not necessarily lead to better outcomes for victims-survivors of family violence. The article proposes four ways to improve ... Read more
  • Sara Maher, a third year PhD candidate, has had an article published by the State Crime Journal. Southern Sudanese Women’s Resistance to State Crime addresses ways in which women resisted the criminality of the Government of Sudan, during the time of that country’s second civil war (1983-2005). The article argues that while  women resisted through ... Read more