Conflict, Power and Justice in the Global South -International congress on southern criminology Bogotá, Colombia, 6-8 November 2019

Conflict, Power and Justice in the Global South:  2nd International congress on southern criminology

Bogotá, Colombia, 6-8 November 2019

Academic knowledge about conflict, power and justice has traditionally come from a select number of countries belonging to the Global North; whose magazines, conferences, editors and universities exercise dominion over the global intellectual landscape. In recent decades, substantial efforts have been made to mitigate these colonized ways of generating new knowledge in the area.
This three-day congress held in Colombia, invites academics, activists and professionals; who throughout the globe have sought to contribute to the task of democratizing and building a knowledge of the South.

The objective is to connect activists, academics and professionals from north and south; within a collective global project aimed at the creation of innovative and critical global knowledge. The idea emerged from the International congress on southern criminology, which took place in November 2018 at the National University of the Litoral (Argentina), conducted jointly between it and the Technological University of Queensland Australia; the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM); the Catholic University of Colombia; the University of Essex (United Kingdom); the Universidad Nacional del Litoral (Argentina); the University of Northumbria (United Kingdom) and the University of Oslo (Norway).

The event will have simultaneous translations of selected sessions. Selected articles will be published in a special edition of the journal Critical Criminology.
Summary of 250 words to be sent in English, until: July 31, 2019 to the email:

For more information click the conference website

Position available: Professor, School of Justice, Faculty of Law

A research intensive Professor is sought to join the School of Justice, Faculty of Law as part of its dynamic leadership team.

Further information about the position can be found here:

To apply please visit:

Applications will close on 31 July 2019.




Media: Women’s Only Police Stations

QUT Media have issued a press release following a Channel 7 News report on Friday 3 May 2019 about QUT School of Justice Head of School Professor Kerry Carrington’s research into women’s only police stations in Argentina and their applicability to Australia.

Kerry has recently returned from the UN 63rd Commission on the Status of Women NGO Sessions in New York where she addressed the meeting of 80-100 NGO delegates from around the world on her extensive research on women’s police stations in Argentina and others’ research from Brazil and other South American countries.

Professor Carrington called on other UN members to recognise the women’s police stations’ success in preventing gender violence, and promote the establishment of stand-alone women’s police stations to eliminate violence against women.

See the media release here:

And watch the 7News report here:


New Publication: Criminologies of the Global South

‘Criminologies of the Global South’ authored by six scholars from across four continents and six countries, namely:

Kerry Carrington, Bill Dixon, David Fonseca, David Rodríguez Goyes. Jianhong Liu and Diego Zysman, has been published in Critical Criminology (2019) DOI 10.1007/s10612-019-09450-y

This article attempts an ambitious undertaking by scholars collaborating from far flung parts of the globe to redefine the geographic and conceptual limits of critical criminology. We attempt to scope, albeit briefly, the various contributions to criminology (not all of it critical) from Argentina, Asia, Brazil, Colombia, and South Africa. Our aim is not to criticize the significant contributions to critical criminology by scholars from the Global North, but to southernize critical criminology—to extend its gaze and horizons beyond the North Atlantic world. The decolonization, democratization and globalization of knowledge is a profoundly important project in an unequal and divided world where knowledge systems have been dominated by Anglophone countries of the Global North (Ball 2019; Connell 2007). Southernizing fields of knowledge represents an important step in the journey toward cognitive justice as imagined by de Sousa Santos (2014). While we can make only a very small contribution from a selected number of countries from the Global South, it is our hope that others may be inspired to join the journey, fill in the gaps, and bridge global divides.

The article is available as ‘Online First’:
through Springer Link. If you have difficulty accessing please email 

Draft Conference Program now available

A draft copy of the conference program for the upcoming Crime, Justice and Social Democracy 5th Biennial International Conference is now available on the conference website – link here

It’s shaping up to be a fabulous conference with rich and diverse offerings from across the global north and global south.

Abstracts close TODAY – please submit via our conference website  or email

Please note that this program is a DRAFT and will be subject to changes.  For any questions or queries regarding the program please contact

We are looking forward to welcoming you from 15-17 July 2019 on the Gold Coast.

The Australian Law Reform Commission Report on the Family Law System: Implications for Domestic Violence

The Australian Law Reform Commission Report on the Family Law System: Implications for Domestic Violence

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) Review of the Family Law System is the first comprehensive review of Australia’s family law system since its commencement more than 40 years ago.The ALRC Report on the Review of the Family Law System findings and recommendations have serious implications for domestic violence, and women and children will be deeply affected by how they are implemented. Please join us for an interactive discussion and networking luncheon to consider the report and recommendations for domestic violence cases as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

This is a partnership event between Brisbane Domestic Violence Service and QUT Law. Read more

Professor John Byrne Joins the School of Justice as an Adjunct Professor

QUT School of Justice is delighted to welcome Adjunct Professor John Byrne LFPIA LFRAIA as part of our commitment to integrative approaches to crime prevention and informed legal decision-making.

With a distinguished career in public and private sectors that includes authoring the Queensland Government’s guidelines on Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), adopted by state and local government agencies, John utilises his extensive expertise in urban design, city development and planning matters as an advisor to governments, developers and the community.

Having directed the design and negotiation of multiple Award-winning developments, John is particularly skilled at applying best practice principles in effective design and planning to deliver on the human-centred purposes of planning legislation.

In a domain built on clear principles that still leaves much room for interpretation, John offers clarity about national and international best practice and how this can be delivered in a constructive, commercial and community-oriented way.

Most recently, John has extended his expertise and advice to include insights from neuroscience about the core needs of humans and how this will shape societal expectations and obligations of governments, developers and other decision-makers involved in the design and management of cities and public spaces.

John has long held an Adjunct Professorship in QUT’s Architecture and Urban Design programs and the role now in the two Faculties reflects his passion for combining and balancing the priorities of different city-making disciplines in integrated urban outcomes.

Report of Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement (PJCLE) Inquiry into the Impact of New and Emerging Information and Communication Technology

Dr Monique Mann

Crime Justice and Social Democracy Research Centre member Dr Monique Mann, along with colleagues from Deakin University (Dr Ian Warren and Dr Adam Molnar) and the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Dr Angela Daly) have been extensively cited in the final report of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement (PJCLE) Inquiry into the Impact of New and Emerging Information and Communication Technology.

Their joint programme of research in surveillance and cybercrime (including transnational online policing, darkweb policing, Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties, big data policing, encryption policy, biometrics, and 3D printed firearms) was cited twenty-nine times in the report.

Their research is highly critical of the human rights implications of new technologies in policing, and it clearly shaped the report, directly influencing the recommendations handed down by the PCJLE, which can be found here:;fileType=application%2Fpdf#search=%22publications/tabledpapers

Drs Mann and Molnar appeared before the committee to give oral evidence in March 2018, and their opening statement to the Parliamentary Joint Committee can be found here:

Their original full submission provided to the Inquiry, representing all digital rights civil society organisations in Australia, can be found here:

Monika Zalnieriute – Emerging Australian Scholar – Crime, Justice and Social Democracy 5th Biennial International Conference

We welcome Dr Monika Zalnieriute as an invited Emerging Australian Scholar in the Technology and Justice stream at our upcoming Crime, Justice and Social Democracy International Conference to be held on the Gold Coast from 15-17 July 2019.

Monika is a Research Fellow at the Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation at the UNSW Faculty of Law in Sydney, Australia. Her research most often explores the interplay between law, politics and technology; and focuses on social justice in the digital age. Monika is also interested in advancing feminist movement and theory, and believes that research only matters if it has a strong impact well beyond academia. Her work has been published in Modern Law Review (2018, 2019), Research Handbook on Human Rights and Digital Technology (2019) and Queering International Law (2017). Monika has consulted the World Health Organization, Council of Europe, and international NGOs, such as Privacy International and Article 19.

For more information about the conference including speakers, registration and abstract submission, see here.