Visiting Scholars in Criminology

6The International Visiting Scholar in Criminology program at Monash University provides staff and students with the opportunity to collaborate with the global community of criminology academics.

Scholars deliver seminars as part of the International Visiting Scholar Lecture Series and also run formal and informal teaching sessions for postgraduate students.

This scheme enables the strengthening of research, writing and teaching collaborations.

Scholars deliver seminars as part of the International Visiting Scholar Lecture Seriescontribute to teaching sessions for undergraduate students and deliver Masterclasses for our postgraduates.

2015 Visiting Scholars

In 2015 we welcome Prof Sandra Walklate, Dr Victoria Canning and A/Prof Anita Heber.

Anita Heber is an Associate Professor at the Department of Criminology, Stockholm University in Sweden.  Her main research interests are fear of crime, victimology, the victim-offender overlap, and organized crime.  Her current research project is called ‘Organized crime on the agenda’. The purpose of the study is to analyse both the parliamentary debate and media descriptions of organized crime in Sweden since 1989/90. The focus is directed at the interaction between these two arenas, as well as at how the current view of organized crime has evolved. As a visiting scholar at Monash University, Anita will also work  with Dr Anna Eriksson during her six month stay to pursue collaborative research and writing projects relating to prisons.

Professor Sandra Walklate will be visiting Monash Criminology from 27 July to 8 August 2015 from Liverpool University. She will be contributing to post and undergraduate training and teaching and presenting a seminar on her research. Professor Walklate has published widely on crime, risk, security, the ‘war on terror’, victimology and gender. She has been the recipient of a number of prestigious awards that recognise her outstanding contribution to criminology. Professor Walklate is also the current editor of the British Journal of Criminology.