Lennon Chang – Emerging Australian Scholar – Crime, Justice and Social Democracy 5th biennial International Conference – 2019

We welcome Dr Lennon Chang as an invited Emerging Australian Scholar within the Southern Criminology stream at our 5th Biennial International Conference to be held on the Gold Coast from 15-17 July 2019.

Lennon is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology in the School of Social Sciences. He is a co-founder and vice-chairman of the Asia Pacific Association of Technology and Society. He is the Project Director of Strengthening Cyber capacity and Raising Cyber Awareness in the Indo-Pacific Region: Australia and Myanmar. He authored ‘Cybercrime in the Greater China Region: Regulatory Responses and Crime Prevention’ (Edward Elgar, 2012). Together with Myanmar National Cyber Security Centre and Kenerllix, he initiated and founded “CyberBayKin”, a cyber awareness campaign in Myanmar (https://www.facebook.com/CyberBayKin/).

Dr Chang is interested in researching crime and governance of cyberspace – cybercrime, cyber terrorism and cyber warfare. He is particularly interested in the regulation and governance of cyberspace in the Asia-Pacific region. His professional interest in Asia continues and he is currently researching internet vigilantism in the indo-pacific region. He was also undertaking research into cybercrime and cyber-deviance in this region.

Dr Chang was awarded his PhD by the Australian National University . He has a Master in Criminology and Bachelor in Law degrees from National Taipei University, Taiwan.

Further information about the conference, including registration and abstracts can be found here

Workshop – Bogota Universidad Catolica de Colombia – 6-8 November 2019

Conflict, Power and Justice in the Global South

Academic knowledge about conflict, power and justice has generally been sourced from a select number of countries from the Global North, whose journals, conferences, publishers and universities dominate the intellectual landscape. In the last decades, there have been substantial efforts to undo these colonized ways of producing knowledge in this field.

This three-day workshop in Colombia brings together scholars, practitioners and activists from across the globe to contribute to this task of southernizing and democratising knowledge.

The workshop aims to link northern and southern activists and scholars in a collective project to create globally connected critical and innovative knowledges. It builds upon the international workshop on Southern Criminology co-hosted by QUT and Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Argentina in November 2018; and seeks to combine presentations with group discussions around the theoretical and conceptual foundations of the Southern Criminology project.

This workshop will be co-hosted by Queensland University of Technology, Australia; Universidad Autónoma de México; Universidad Católica Colombia; University of Essex, UK; Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Argentina; University of Northumbria, UK; and, University of Oslo, Norway.

Abstracts of 250 words

Due 30 June 2019

Early submission advised as the workshop is limited to 100

Email to:  justice@qut.edu.au

The workshop will be convened in two languages: Spanish and English. Selected papers will be published as a Special Edition of Critical Criminology

 

Max Travers – Emerging Australian Scholar – 5th biennial Crime, Justice and Social Democracy International Conference

We welcome Max Travers as an Emerging Australian Scholar in the Southern Criminology Stream as part of our 5th biennial Crime, Justice and Social Democracy International Conference on the Gold Coast from 15-17 July 2019.  Max is a senior lecturer in the School of Social Sciences, University of Tasmania. He qualified as a solicitor in the United Kingdom before completing a doctorate in sociology at the University of Manchester. He has published ethnographies about legal practice, including The Reality of Law (1997) and The Sentencing of Children (2012), and is currently working on a project about bail practices and court reform. He has helped to establish the Asian Paradigm in criminology through co-editing Comparative Criminology in Asia (2017).

Further information about the conference, including how to register, can be found here. 

Jarrett Blaustein – Emerging Australian Scholar – 5th biennial Crime, Justice and Social Democracy International Conference July 2019

We are pleased to welcome Jarrett Blaustein, Ph.D. as an Emerging Australian Scholar for the Southern Criminology stream at the 5th biennial International Crime, Justice and Social Democracy Conference being held on the Gold Coast, July 2019.  Jarrett is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Monash University and is author of Speaking Truths to Power: Policy Ethnography and Police Reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Oxford University Press, 2015) and lead editor of the forthcoming Emerald Handbook on Crime, Justice and Sustainable Development(Emerald, 2020), His research examines the intersections between global crime and development governance within and beyond the United Nations system.

Further information about the conference including how to register can be found here.  

Event: Reflections on Women, Men, Sexual Violence and #MeToo – 20 March 2019

What does #MeToo mean for men and women? How should men and women respond? What roles in particular can men play in building a community free of sexual violence and abuse? What does the research tell us is effective in engaging men in this work? More widely, what are the strengths and limitations of #MeToo as a way of organising against sexual violence?

Please join us for this event, involving presentations, questions, and discussion. We will explore the #MeToo movement, the promise and pitfalls of current efforts to end sexual violence, and the role of men in sexual violence prevention.

Wednesday March 20 2019
OJW Room, Level 12, S Block, QUT Gardens Point Campus, 2 George St, Brisbane
5.30pm arrival (networking and refreshments)
Presentation 6.00pm-7.30pm
Register here by 14 March 2019: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/reflections-on-women-men-sexual-violence-and-metoo-tickets-56467991282

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Our speakers include:

Professor James W. Messerschmidt is Distinguished University Professor of Sociology at the University of Southern Maine, USA and author of Hegemonic Masculinity: Formulation, Reformulation, and Amplification.

Associate Professor Michael Flood is an Associate Professor at the Queensland University of Technology and author of Engaging Men and Boys in Violence Prevention.

 

Public Lecture: Good Universities or Ghastly Futures: How can we find a democratic path for higher education and research?

Join us for a keynote presentation with Emerita Professor Raewyn Connell where she will address a ‘big idea’ that is central to social democracy and justice, access to knowledge and participation in Australian public life.

Professor Connell is an internationally renowned scholar and public intellectual. An enduring theme throughout her career has been access to justice, whether this is in relation to education, or the impact of gender relations in everyday life. More recently this has been evident in her consideration of knowledge and global power, and the significance of this in the university context.

Raewyn’s more recent work is a critique of the Northern bias of mainstream social science and the colonial structures of knowledge. Her book Southern Theory (2007) discusses intellectuals and social theories from the global periphery and explores paths towards knowledge democracy on a world scale. In 2019 she will publish a new book that extends this work called Knowledge and Global Power. She will also publish a book about the impact of neo-liberalism on universities – called the Good University. This will be the topic of her lecture.

27 March 2019
5.30pm arrival (networking and refreshments)
6.00pm – 7.00pm
Gardens Theatre, X Block, QUT Gardens Point Campus, 2 George St, Brisbane

Dress: Smart Casual

Register here by 20 March 2019:  https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/good-universities-or-ghastly-futures-public-lecture-tickets-56025975200

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Professor Ross Coomber – International Visitor – Crime, Justice and Social Democracy 5th Biennial International Conference

We are pleased to announce that Professor Ross Coomber will be a visitor and presenter at the upcoming Crime, Justice and Social Democracy 5th Biennial International Conference on the Gold Coast in July 2019.

Ross Coomber is currently Professor of Criminology and Sociology at the University of Liverpool. Prior to this he was Professor and Director of the Griffith Criminology Institute, Griffith University, in Brisbane and Gold Coast Australia, and before that, Professor of Sociology, and Director of the Drug and Alcohol Research Unit at the University of Plymouth. He has more than 30 years research experience in the drug and alcohol field and has published extensively and broadly in this area – particularly on the nature risk as it applies to drug use and illicit drug markets, nationally and internationally, and across different cultural and environmental spaces. His research is strongly inter/multidisciplinary and boasts ongoing collaborations with forensic chemists/scientists, medics, public health practitioners and researchers, as well as, perhaps more predictably, disciplines across the humanities and social sciences. In 2013 he undertook a rapid ethnographic and cross-cultural observational tour of six Asian countries/cities (China/Shanghai; India/Mumbai; Indonesia/Jakarta; Japan/Tokyo; Malaysia/Kuala Lumpa South Korea/Seoul) looking at the nature and meaning of public spitting in those locales. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at the School of Justice, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia and at the Griffith Criminology Institute, Griffith University, Australia.

Further information about the conference including other speakers, registration and abstract submission can be found at www.crimejusticeconference.com.au

 

Professor Setsuo Miyazawa – Invited International Visitor – Crime, Justice and Social Democracy Conference 2019

We are delighted to welcome Setsuo Miyazawa as an invited International Speaker at the upcoming Crime, Justice and Social Democracy 5th Biennial International Conference from 15-17 July 2019.  Professor Miyazawa is Senior Visiting Professor of Law at UC Hastings College of the Law and Professor Emeritus at Kobe University. He has Ph.D. in sociology from Yale University and S.J.D. from Hokkaido University. He was a full-time faculty at Hokkaido, Kobe University, Waseda University, Omiya Law School, and Aoyama Gakuin University until reaching mandatory retirement in 2016. He held visiting positions at ten North American law schools including Harvard, UC Berkeley, and NYU before joining UC Hastings on a regular basis in 2008. He has extremely broad research interests, including police and criminal justice, legal profession, and courts. He represented progressive positions on many issues in the justice system reform movement in Japan in the late 1990s through 2000s. He received the Distinguished Book Award from the Division of International Criminology of the American Society of Criminology in 1993 and the International Prize from the Law & Society Association in 2014. He was the Founding President of the Asian Law & Society Association in 2016-17 and will be the President of the Asian Criminological Society in 2019-21.

Further information about the conference including how to register can be found at www.crimejusticeconference.com.au

Diego Zysman-Quiros – International Visitor – Crime, Justice and Social Democracy 5th Biennial International Conference

We welcome Diego Zysman-Quiros as an International Visitor to the Crime, Justice and Social Democracy 5th Biennial International Conference.  Diego is an Associate Professor of Criminal Law and Criminology, Faculty of Law, UBA, Argentina, and he is Adjunct Professor AT QUT School of Justice. He has a Master’s and PhD from Universidad de Barcelona, Spain, and is currently a criminal law attorney. He has served as a Judge and High Law Clerk of Criminal Court in Penal Economic Matters, Buenos Aires. He has authored two books, edited two books, and written numerous chapters and journal articles about criminology and punishment.

To register for the conference visit here 

 

Prof. John Pratt – International Visitor: Crime, Justice and Social Democracy 5th Biennial International Conference

We are delighted to announce that Professor John Pratt will be one of our International Visitors at the 5th biennial Crime, Justice and Social Democracy International Conference.

John is Professor of Criminology at the Institute of Criminology, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. His fields of research are comparative penology and the history and sociology of punishment.  He will be presenting on the end of penal populism:  the rise of populist politics.

Further information about the conference can be found here including registration and abstract submission.