Professor Sharon Pickering nominated for Human Rights Award

The Australian Human Rights Commission has announced the nominees for the 25th Human Rights Awards. Dr Sharon Pickering, Professor in Criminology in the School of Political and Social Inquiry, has been nominated in the Print Media Category for The Conversation’s Academic Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers series – Series of 14 articles published in The Conversation. The awards honour the inspiring contributions each nominee has made to the protection and promotion of human rights.

Further information about Professor Pickering’s work can be found at:

Border Crossing Observatory: The Border Crossing Observatory provides high quality, independent research on border crossings. With a focus on the complex process of border crossings and the implications of crime and justice, the aim of the Observatory is to enhance scholarly and public policy debates at local, regional and international levels.
The Criminology website: The Criminology program at Monash provides students with the skills to understand the complexities of crime, to learn about the various stages of the criminal justice system, to critically analyse its workings and tensions and to explore alternative strategies.