Monash Criminology is an active supporter of the pursuit of excellence in postgraduate research. In 2011, we initiated and sponsored the Monash University Postgraduate Prize, which is awarded to the best presentation given at the annual Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Postgraduate Conference.
In 2013, at the seventh annual Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Postgraduate Conference, hosted by Griffith University in Brisbane, Monash honours student, Mary Iliadis, received the award for her outstanding poster presentation of criminological research. She joins previous winners, Helena Menih (2011) and Rosemary Cassidy (2012).
Mary has just completed her Honours in Criminology at Monash University and will commence her doctoral studies in Criminology at Monash University in 2014. Prior to commencing at Monash, Mary completed a Bachelor of Legal Studies at La Trobe University. Throughout her degrees, Mary developed a strong interest in socio-legal issues relating to victims of crime, and as a result, chose to pursue her honours research in the field of victimology.
Mary’s honours thesis expanded on the seminal work of Nils Christie’s (1986) ideal victim theory, whereby she examined whether certain characteristics were perceived to make victims more “worthy” of their victim status, thereby entitling them to better treatment from society, the media, and the criminal justice system. Mary’s honours thesis was completed under the supervision of Dr. Asher Flynn, who will also be her primary PhD supervisor. Mary’s doctoral thesis will examine the viability of introducing legal representation for victims in varying contexts within the prosecution process.
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The Criminology Seminar Series 2014
Solitary Confinement and Supermax Prisons: A Necessary Evil or Necessarily Evil? Solitary confinement is one…
Family violence poorly understood in defensive homicide cases
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Partnering with the AFP: Training on smuggling of migrants
On October 30th, Professor Sharon Pickering and Dr Gabriella Sanchez from the Border Crossing Observatory were invited to present…
Non-Westernised views of irregular migration at the Bangladesh border
In a research effort using a media content analysis to examine a non-Westernised view of…
Better support needed for criminalised women
The challenges currently facing the abolition movement and those organisations who support criminalised women will…
Missing evidence from the border control debate: we must count border deaths
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Go Directly to Jail: Not Always the Best Option
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Go directly to jail: not always the best move
Historically, Victoria has been praised for its low imprisonment rates and its emphasis on diversionary…
Peace at the Border workshop, Prato Monash Centre May 20-21
This workshop convened by Dr Leanne Weber brought together critical border control researchers from Italy,…
Dr Virginie Andre (Politics 2013) wins Arts Postgraduate Publication Award
Dr Virginie Andre has been awarded the Faculty of Arts 2012 Postgraduate Publication Prize for…
Rethinking needed on unthinkable crime
The unfathomable crime of filicide, the killing of a child by their parent or guardian,…
BOb Higher Degree Research Student workshop
On Wednesday, 1 May the Border Crossings Observatory held its first Higher Degree Research Student…