Monash Criminology researchers are involved in a broad range of ongoing research projects and publish widely, in highly regarded journals, with leading academic publishers as well and contributing to media and other commentary.

Researchers in Criminology have founded two independent international virtual research centres, The Border Crossing Observatory, The Imprisonment Observatory and Gender and Family Violence project website. These centres connect Monash research in these areas to international researchers and practitioners, producing high quality, independent research.  

Key research areas

Border crossing and border control

Courts and sentencing

Penology & critical imprisonment studies

Risk & security

Gender, sexuality and the law

Human rights and criminal justice


Race, marginality and difference

State and corporate harm

Transitional justice

New technologies and crime

International crime & justice