Publication: “Sleeping the deep, deep sleep – the Hierarchy of Disaster” – Dr. Dean Biron

School of Justice affiliated academic Dr Dean Biron has published a new essay titled “Sleeping the deep, deep sleep.” Co-written with Dr Suzie Gibson of Charles Sturt University, the piece appears in Issue 229 of Overland Literary Journal:

https://overland.org.au/previous-issues/issue-229/essay-dean-biron-and-suzie-gibson/

Subtitled “The Hierarchy of Disaster,” the essay considers how human-made catastrophes are ordered so as to distinguish between worthy and unworthy victims. Commencing with a comparison of political and media responses to the 2001 terrorist attacks in the US and the 1984 Bhopal tragedy in India, the essay considers how many traumatic occurrences are elided from the collective memory and justice is denied to those victims of disasters which occur beyond the “self-reverent gaze” of Western society. It concludes by suggesting that the starting point to diminishing this hierarchy, and in turn confronting the ubiquity of disaster itself, must be an ethical recalibration on the part of first world governments.

In recent months Dean has also published work in The Guardian, The Conversation, Popular Music and Society and Metro Screen Journal.

Dean is currently coordinating the QUT Justice undergraduate subject ‘Deviance.’

Dr Cassandra Cross wins two awards at #ANZSOC 2017

Dr Cassandra Cross, Senior Lecturer, School of Justice, Faculty of Law, QUT was won two awards at the 2017 ANZSOC Conference.

The first is for the best publication by a new scholar in 2016 – ‘They’re Very Lonely’: Understanding the Fraud Victimisation of Seniors’ International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, Vol 6 (4).

The second is the Adam Sutton Crime Prevention Award for the best publication or report on Crime Prevention.

Congratulations Cassandra from your colleagues at CJRC.

Latest Issue of the International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy Available Now!

International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy

The latest issue of the International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy is now available. Volume 5, Number 2 is a Special Issue titled “Fighting Feminism: Organised Opposition to Women’s Rights” and features papers by international feminist scholars, including guest editior and CJRC member, Associate Professor Molly Dragiewicz. To access the articles, click on the links below. Read more

Recently Published — “Harm reduction and the ethics of drug use: contemporary techniques of self-governance”

Dr Margaret Pereira and Professor John Scott from the School of Justice, Faculty of Law, have co-authored an article recently published in the journal Health Sociology Review titled “Harm reduction and the ethics of drug use: contemporary techniques of self-governance.”

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Recently published: Domestic Violence on #qanda: The ‘‘Man’’ Question in Live Twitter Discussion on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Q&A

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Associate Professor Molly Dragiewicz from the School of Justice, Faculty of Law and Professor Jean Burgess, Director of the QUT Digital Media Research Centre and Professor of Digital Media in the Creative Industries Faculty recently published: Domestic Violence on #qanda: The ‘‘Man’’ Question in Live Twitter Discussion on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Q&A in volume 28.1 of The Canadian Journal of Women and the Law.

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Recently Published: Latest edition of ‘Current Issues in Criminal Justice’ Journal

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The latest edition of the Australian criminology journal, ‘Current Issues in Criminal Justice’, has just been published and features an article co-authored by Ms Ashleigh Larkin, PhD candidate from the School of Justice at QUT and Associate Professor Angela Dwyer from the University of Tasmania.

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Recently Published – “Decision-making in a death investigation: Emotions, families and the coroner”

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CJRC Members Professor Belinda Carpenter and Dr Carol Quadrelli from the Faculty of Law, QUT, have recently co-authored an article with Associate Professor Gordon Tait (Faculty of Education, QUT) and Michael Barnes (Chief Coroner, NSW) titled “Decision-making in a death investigation: Emotions, families and the coroner”.

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