REMINDER: QUT Crime and Justice Research Centre PhD Scholarships for 2016 Entry

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The Crime and Justice Research Centre (CJRC) at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) invites applications from prospective PhD students as part of the University’s annual Scholarship Round, closing 30 September 2015 for entry in early 2016.

About the CJRC
The Crime and Justice Research Centre is a leader in high-impact interdisciplinary criminological research. The Centre is home to distinguished international researchers and is distinctive for its applied research and focus on the challenges confronting governments and criminal justice systems around the world. The Centre is based within QUT’s School of Justice in the Faculty of Law at Gardens Point campus.

About the PhD Scholarships
Applicants with excellent academic track records (equal to an Australian Bachelor Degree with First Class Honours) or equivalent research experience may be eligible for competitive PhD scholarships to undertake study. Scholarships are also available to international applicants. Successful applicants will work on topics that align with Centre staff research areas of interest, including:

Staff Research Areas of Interest
Dr Matthew Ball
  • Queer Criminology
  • Sexuality and criminal justice
  • Queer theory
  • Governmentality studies
  • Foucaultian theory
Dr Helen Berents
  • Young people and political engagement
  • Fear politics and policy making
  • Ethnography and feminist research methods
  • Peace and conflict
  • Politics and pop culture
Prof Belinda Carpenter
  • Death Investigation
  • Suicide determinations
  • The role of autopsy
  • Sex crimes
  • Prostitution and sex trafficking
Prof Kerry Carrington
  • Feminist criminology
  • Gender and violence
  • Youth Justice
  • Southern criminology
  • Innovative justice policies and practices
Dr Cassandra Cross
  • Online fraud
  • Cybercrime
  • Policing
  • Victimology
  • Crime prevention
Dr Jodi Death
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Sexuality
  • Power
  • Gendered Violence
  • Child Protection in Emerging Communities
A/Prof Molly Dragiewicz
  • Domestic violence
  • Child custody
  • Violence and gender
  • Media and crime
Dr Angela Dwyer
  • Sexuality, gender diversity and policing
  • Sexuality, gender diversity and prisons
  • Young people, policing and youth justice
  • Police liaison programs
  • LGBTI people and police histories
Dr Claire Ferguson
  • Violent crime investigation
  • Criminal profiling
  • Forensic Criminology
A/Prof Sharon Hayes
  • Gender, sexuality and crime
  • Sexual violence
  • Domestic and family violence
  • Criminal justice ethics
A/Prof Russell Hogg
  • Crime & Justice in rural communities
  • Criminology
  • Punishment and social control
  • Terrorism
  • Political violence and security
A/Prof Mark Lauchs
  • Organised Crime
  • Corruption
  • Social network analysis
  • Outlaw motorcycle gangs
Dr Erin O’Brien
  • Political activism
  • Comparative politics
  • Human trafficking and irregular migration
  • Sex, gender and the state
  • Agenda setting and policy making
Dr Kelly Richards
  • Youth justice
  • Restorative justice
  • Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA)
  • Qualitative research methods
Prof John Scott
  • The ecology of crime, especially rural crime
  • Social control, with a focus on public health regulations
  • The social construction and governance of sexual deviance, with a focus on sex work
  • Masculinity and violence
  • The supply and regulation of drugs

How to apply

Application for  admission to the PhD automatically enters you into consideration for scholarships. There is no separate application.

General information on the University’s Annual Scholarship Round including eligibility requirements and the application process can be found here.

A step-by-step guide to application is here.

And a downloadable PDF guide is here.

Closing date: 30th September 2015

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