Dr Helen Forbes-Mewett launches her latest book

Book-Launch-HFMSociology recently hosted the launch of the recent Palgrave Macmillan published book – International Students and Crime. The lead author, Dr Helen Forbes-Mewett, was the recipient of a four-year ARC Post-Doctoral Fellowship that underpinned the study, which was conducted across Australia, the UK and the U.S.  Professor Kim-Langfield-Smith, Vice-Provost (Academic Performance) at Monash University, officially launched the book, noting the importance of the work for understanding international student safety and security. She also acknowledged the extent of the cross-country comparison undertaken in the study and the importance of international students to Monash University and Australia.  The launch was attended by well over 55 Monash staff, postgraduate students, and representatives from the education industry and government and non-government organisations.  The Master of Ceremonies was Inspector Michael McGinn, Area commander for Monash Police. Inspector McGinn commented that the findings of the study will be very useful in helping police connect with diverse communities and particularly those in need.