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  • Several Monash Criminology staff members will be addressing this year’s annual public lecture for the Centre for Women’s Studies & Gender Research on December 9.  Speakers on the topic of ‘Primary Prevention of Family Violence: From Toleration to Rejection’ include: Professor Sandra Walklate, University of Liverpool & Monash University Professor Elizabeth Sheehy, University of Ottawa Professor Jude McCulloch, Monash ... Read more
  • Associate Professor Leanne Weber headed to Arizona in early November for a short study tour as part of her Future Fellowship project on Globalisation and the Policing of Internal Borders. Arizona has often been described as the ‘ground zero’ of US border control because of its proximity to the US-Mexico border and its harsh approach ... Read more
  • Monash Criminology was represented at this year’s ASC conference by a small but enthusiastic contingent of world-class researchers. Pictured here from left to right, this year’s participants were Dr James Roffee, Dr Jarrett Blaustein, Associate Professor Leanne Weber and Associate Professor Rebecca Wickes. Their collective contributions showcased both the depth and breadth of criminological research ... Read more
  • Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon has been awarded the Council of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS) 2016 Future Leaders award. The Future Leader Award is given to an individual under 25 years of age who is demonstrating leadership skill and potential in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Dr Fitz-Gibbon was jointly awarded with Sarah Holland-Batt. Dr Fitz-Gibbon ... Read more
  • Monash criminologists Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon and Professor Sandra Walklate have co-authored a new article on the merits of Clare’s Law, the domestic violence disclosure scheme in England and Wales. The article, The Efficacy of Clare’s Law in domestic violence law reform in England and Wales, has been published in Criminology and Criminal Justice.  The article ... Read more
  • There is an opportunity for PhD and MA students (who are currently enrolled or who will be enrolled in the new year) to apply to a part-funded Masterclass to be held at the Monash campus in Prato, Italy in 2017. The Masterclass will bring together leading scholars in this area in a mentorship role, to ... Read more
  • Undergraduate student Ali Khan is reaching the end of his first year of study at Monash, having been the recipient of an asylum seeker bursary awarded by the university. Associate Professor Leanne Weber bumped into Ali by chance at South East Community Links, where Ali is an active member of a youth leadership group, and ... Read more
  • Marie Segrave, DECRA Fellow and researcher with the Border Crossing Observatory and Monash Gender and Family Violence program has written an opinion piece published today by New Matilda that details concerns regarding the proposed changes to the Migration Act. The opinion piece follows on from the submission Dr Segrave led, which brought together leading researchers ... Read more
  • Dr Marie Segrave, of Monash Criminology, has led a submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee regarding the Migration Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2016. The submission can be found here and here. The submission is a collaborative one: bringing together researchers from the Border Crossing Observatory, Monash Gender and Family Violence program along ... Read more
  • Members of the Monash Gender and Family Violence: New Frameworks in Prevention Research Focus Program have provided a submission to the South Australian Government’s consultation on domestic violence. As part of their ongoing commitment to improving responses to domestic violence in South Australia, the Government sought views on eight specific topics, including the state wide ... Read more
  • The current Criminology Honours students have just visited the Neighbourhood Justice Centre in Collingwood. The students were given the opportunity to see the centre in action meet and question staff working in Australia’s first and only community justice centre. Serving the City of Yarra, the students learnt how the centre seeks to resolve disputes by ... Read more
  • Monash Criminology’s Dr Claire Spivakovsky has received a Legal Services Board Grant with the Castan Centre for Human Rights to examine and improve educational outcomes for children with a disability in Victoria. The project addresses recent research which shows that many children with a disability are inadequately supported in the Victorian education system, in both special ... Read more
  • Monash criminologist Dr Lennon Chang has co-authored a new article with Associate Professor Lena Zhong and Professor Emeritus Peter Grabosky on co-production of cyber security. The article, Citizen co-production of cyber security: Self-help, vigilantes, and cybercrime, has been published Online First in Regulation and Governance, a leading journal in the areas of political sciences, law and public ... Read more
  • It’s been a busy time for Monash criminology’s Dr Claire Spivakovsky, who has been working with Monash Law’s Dr Kate Seear (lead CI) and Monash Psychology’s Dr Adrian Carter, to ask difficult questions about the use of mandated medico-legal interventions in Australia. The research team from Monash organised two significant events over the past two weeks ... Read more
  • 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