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  • The Population, Migration and Social Inclusion (PMSI) Focus Program at Monash are seeking 10-12 interns for a week long period (20-24 in total over 2 weeks) at Monash Clayton campus to assist in data entry from the ACCS surveys we have received back from Melbourne residents. The ACCS commenced in 2005 and is funded by ... Read more
  • Monash Criminology’s Marie Segrave and Nancy Wonders (Northern Arizona University) led a workshop at the Monash Center, Prato to develop a forthcoming Special Issue of Theoretical Criminology journal with a focus on transforming the border from below. Borders academics from around the world in the fields of criminology, sociology, politics and law who were invited ... Read more
  • Under the leadership of Associate Professor Marie Segrave, The Border Crossing Observatory, in partnership with Border Criminologies (Oxford Centre for Criminology) hosted a three day Masterclass for HDR border researchers from universities around the world at the Monash Prato Centre from September 25-27. The focus of the Masterclass was to develop a piece for publication, ... Read more
  • Associate Professor Marie Segrave launched her report Temporary migration and family violence: An analysis of victimisation, vulnerability and support on Thursday 12 October, at Monash Law Chambers. The research was conducted in partnership with InTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence, and is the first major study examining the intersection of temporary migration status and family violence. The report was officially ... Read more
  • Assoc. Prof. Marie Segrave partnered with InTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence to undertake a major study of temporary migration and family violence. The report from this study will be launched on Thursday 12 October at the Monash University Law Chambers at 11am, with Helen Kapalos, the Chair of the Victorian Multicultural Commission, officially launching ... Read more
  • Monash Criminology has received a generous bequest from Monash University alumnus, Francine McNiff. The $1.8 million bequest will support two PhD students from disadvantaged backgrounds annually to study criminology. In 1983, aged 35, Francine McNiff became the first Victorian woman appointed to a judicial post when made a children’s court stipendiary magistrate. She later became a criminal barrister, specialising ... Read more
  • The Monash Gender and Family Violence: New Frameworks in Prevention research program is seeking a suitably qualified student to undertake a PhD project on intimate partner homicide death reviews. The student will be supervised and supported by leading experts in family violence and be part of the program’s research team. The PhD will be undertaken ... Read more
  • Following on from their roles in shaping the introduction of the Crimes Amendment (Intimate Images) Bill 2017 (NSW), introduced into NSW Parliament in May 2017, Monash Criminology’s Dr Asher Flynn, and her research partners, Associate Professor Nicola Henry and Dr Anastasia Powell (RMIT University) have been credited with influencing the criminalisation of image-based abuse in ... Read more
  • 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