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  • Monash Criminology’s Dr Asher Flynn and Professor Jude McCulloch have co-authored an article with Warwick University’s Professor Jacqueline Hodgson and Monash Law’s Associate Professor Bronwyn Naylor on the complex relationship between legal aid, legal representation and the definition of a fair trial. The article, Legal Aid and Access to Legal Representation: ReDefining the Right to ... Read more
  • Monash criminologists have made significant contributions to a groundbreaking publication linking criminology and human rights. Co-edited by Leanne Weber (with Elaine Fishwick and Marinella Marmo) and featuring original contributions from Claire Spivakovsky, Marie Segrave, Sharon Pickering and Jude McCulloch, the Routledge International Handbook of Criminology and Human Rights brings together a diverse body of work from ... Read more
  • Congratulations to Criminology PhD student Madeleine Ulbrick. Maddie has won the 2016 Australian New Zealand Society of Criminology Australian Student Award for Best Abstract. Her abstract is titled Abolishing Defensive Homicide: A Step Towards Populist Punitivism at the Expense of Mentally Impaired Offenders. As winner of the award Maddie will be financially supported to attend ... Read more
  • Professor Sharon Pickering, was honoured to present the annual Fay Gale Lecture, hosted by the Academy of Social Sciences Australia (ASSA) in conjunction with Monash University at the State Library of Victoria. Introduced by ASSA Fellow Professor Kathleen Daly from Griffith University, Sharon presented her lecture on gender and border deaths in the South East ... Read more
  • There are a range of laws and practices in Australia that allow the State to forcibly treat or detain its citizens, many of who are marginalised and vulnerable. These include: Drug courts and mental health lists that can coerce individuals with an addiction or mental illness into treatment if they commit non-serious offences; Guardianship laws that enable ... Read more
  • Monash criminologist Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon has published an article in The Guardian today with Deakin criminologist Dr Wendy O’Brien In the wake of the Don Dale incident in the Northern Territory and the announcement of a Royal Commission into the juvenile justice system in Northern Territory, the article, ‘How young is too young’, calls for a ... Read more
  • Two of this year’s coveted Dean’s awards have been taken out by Monash Criminology researchers. A team of Social Scientists including four from Criminology have won the 2016 Dean’s Award for Research Impact (Economic and Social Impact) for the ‘Strengthening Victoria’s Integrated Family Violence System’ project. In addition, one of Monash Criminology’s newest staff members has ... Read more
  • Criminology’s Dr Marie Segrave (DECRA Fellow, School of Social Sciences) as well as Dr Lesley Pruitt (IR, School of Social Sciences) and Dr Ruth Morgan (School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies) were selected from hundreds of applicants across Australia to take part in the recent Australian Academy of Sciences Theo Murphy Think Tank: An ... Read more
  • Monash Criminology PhD candidate Maddy Ulbrick has co-authored an article with her supervisors, Dr Asher Flynn (Monash University) and Dr Danielle Tyson (Deakin University). The article, The Abolition of Defensive Homicide: A Step Towards Populist Punitivism at the Expense of Mentally Impaired Offenders appears in the latest edition of the Melbourne University Law Review (2016, ... Read more
  • Dr Anna Eriksson has contributed to an exciting new theatrical project The Chat, in which ex-prisoners play parole officers while actors take on the parts of prisoners. Featuring a large amount of improvisation, the production provides  a platform for former prisoners to communicate about their experiences, including the trauma of incarceration, and challenges audiences to reconsider widespread beliefs about ... Read more
  • Monash Criminology doctoral student, tutor and research assistant, Madeleine Ulbrick, has recently been awarded a highly competitive APA scholarship to complete her doctoral research. Madeleine’s thesis, Escaping’ Family Violence: Legal Barriers for Women Beyond the Urban Frontier seeks to investigate what legal barriers exist for Aboriginal, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) and cognitively impaired women ... Read more
  • Findings from the Fluid Security in the Asia Pacific project featured recently in a program on the benefits and drawbacks of remittances that was broadcast on Radio National’s ‘The Money’. The program, presented by host Richard Aedy and producer Fiona Pepper, gave an overview of the extent, purpose and mechanics of remittances that flow primarily between developed ... Read more
  • Monash criminologist Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon and Deakin criminologist Dr Wendy O’Brien have authored a new article in on the naming of child homicide offenders in England and Wales. The article, The Naming of Child Homicide Offenders in England and Wales: The Need for a Change in Law and Practice, has been published Online First in ... Read more
  • Dr Christina Kirtley has been part of the Monash Criminology cohort since she was an undergraduate completing her BA (Hons), and is currently a Monash Criminology tutor in ATS1281. Chris submitted her thesis, Post-release Alcohol use in Victoria, for examination in late December 2015 and was successfully awarded her Doctor of Philosophy in March 2016. ... Read more
  • Associate Professor Leanne Weber has joined with visual artists and curators to discuss contemporary borders at a public seminar held at the Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA). The event was associated with a stunning exhibition on Borders, Barriers, Walls, curated by Francis Parker. In the words of MUMA director Charlotte Day, the exhibition ‘explores physical ... Read more
  • Professor Jude McCulloch’s research and co-authored book ‘Pre-Crime: Preemption, precaution and the future‘  featured in a recent  story in The Age which focuses on the ways ‘new technology is raising the tantalising prospect that we can see inside the minds of terrorists and other criminals’ and asks whether such a prospect  is ‘just science fiction’. To read ... Read more
  • Drs Debbie Kirkwood and Danielle Tyson, both research fellows in Criminology in the School of Social Sciences at Monash, have recently co-authored a discussion paper (with Associate Professor Bronwyn Naylor and Mandy McKenzie) ‘Out of Character? Legal responses to intimate partner homicides by men in Victoria 2005-2014’ for the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria. The ... Read more
  • Today the Age published an opinion piece by the Gender and Family Violence team about the imbalance in federal funding directed at  national security compared to family violence. This important article makes the  point that the risks of a woman being killed in her family in  Australia are significantly higher than the risk for any Australian ... Read more
  • As Dr Kate Fitzgibbon explains in her latest piece in The Conversation, the 2016 Federal Budget is further confirmation that the Commonwealth Government is more concerned with threats abroad and public violence than the scourge of family violence permeating every corner of the Australian community. Of the $450.5 billion allocated as part of the Federal budget, there ... Read more
  • Monash Criminology is very pleased to welcome Elizabeth Stanley from Victoria University Wellington, NZ, as a Visiting Scholar in the School of Social Sciences. Elizabeth Stanley is an Associate Professor of Criminology and Rutherford Discovery Fellow at the Institute of Criminology, Victoria University Wellington. Her research interests and expertise lie in the areas of state crime, human rights, torture and transitional justice. She ... Read more