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Professor Bridget Harris named as Australia’s most influential Criminologist (2024)

Please join us in congratulating ANZSOC member, and Director of the Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre, Professor Bridget Harris for being named the nation’s Top researcher in Criminology, Criminal Law and Policing in 2024 by The Australian.  The Australian’s “Research Magazine” works to celebrate the excellence of Australian research by delving deep into the

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Congratulations Russell Smith – 2022 Gilbert Geis Lifetime Achievement Award 

ANZSOC would like to issue a belated congratulations to Professor Russell Smith for being awarded the 2022 Gilbert Geis Lifetime Achievement Award from the ASC Division of White Collar and Corporate Crime, which he accepted at the ASC annual conference late last year. This award recognises sustained outstanding professional contributions by an individual to the

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Policing Thematic Group – Outstanding Research Paper Award / Outstanding Collective Body of Research Award

On behalf of the Policing Thematic Group ‘Executive’ and The Policing Thematic Group ‘Awards Judging Panel’ it gives us great pleasure to announce the following winners for 2023: Outstanding Policing Research – Paper Award Matthew M. Morgan – Contradictions Between Community-Oriented Police Training and Paramilitary Police Training: Implications for Police Recruit Mental Health Response Training Outstanding

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ARC Discovery Early Career Projects 2024

The ARC has announced the results for the 2024 round of ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA24). The 4402 (Criminology) FoR code has been awarded six DECRA Projects, many with ANZSOC members involved. It is fantastic to see the impressive diversity of research topics funded across these projects and to see some success in the 4402 code! The successful projects include: DE240100109 — RMIT University

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ARC Discovery Projects 2024

The ARC has announced the results for the 2024 round of ARC Discovery Projects (DP24). The 4402 (Criminology) FoR code has been awarded three Discovery Projects, many with ANZSOC members involved. It is fantastic to see the impressive diversity of research topics funded across these projects and to see some success in the 4402 code! The successful projects include: DP240102371 – University of Queensland – Legitimacy and effective

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Symposium @ The University of New England: Rural Crime, Justice and Disaster: Impacts, Response and Recovery

This symposium explores the various types of disasters and how they impact rural areas, including pandemics, natural disasters, biosecurity, economic crises, and political turmoil. These events have significant effects on the social, environmental, and economic aspects of rural communities. The symposium’s focus is on the connection between these disasters and crime, with an emphasis on preventing, responding to,

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ACT Government Panel Position: Support Canberra’s at-risk children

The minimum age of criminal responsibility will be raised in the ACT this year. To support at-risk children and young people who will no longer go through the criminal justice system, the ACT Government is establishing the Therapeutic Support Panel. Panel members will facilitate therapeutic support for children and young people who previously would have

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Advancing Critical Dialogues on Gender, Sex, and Sexualities in Criminology 

Bianca Fileborn, Rachel Loney-Howes, Matthew Mitchell, Tully O’Neill, Emma Russell  The Gender, Sex and Sexualities thematic group brings together scholars, students, activists, and practitioners working across criminology on issues related to gender identity and sexuality. Over the past year, the Gender, Sex, and Sexualities thematic group has organised several events aiming to drive innovative dialogues

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