Student Event: QUT Justice Society and UQ Criminology and Criminal Justice Society Ball

On behalf of the QUT Justice Society and UQ Criminology and Criminal Justice Society, we’re proud to announce our biggest event ever,

Arabian Nights: Justice and Criminology Ball 2019.

WHO: The event is open to all students of both universities.

WHEN: Friday 20th September

TIME: 6.30 – 11.30pm.

WHERE: Cloudland, Fortitude Valley.

COST: QUTJS Member Tickets are $95 + booking fee. The non-member tickets are $105 + booking fee. You can get your tickets through this link:

FOOD AND DRINK: Cold and hot canapes and a 4 hour drinks package.

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If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to message us through our Facebook page or send us an email.

Welcome – Inspector Garry Henkel – Visiting Police Associate


The School of Justice in the Faculty of Law at Queensland University of Technology would like to welcome Inspector Garry Henkel, who joins the School as a Visiting Police Associate in the university.

Inspector Henkel has been a member of the Queensland Police Service for over 33 years. During this time he has performed roles at various country and metropolitan locations including, general duties, criminal investigations, prosecutions, strategic policy, ministerial liaison, and as the inaugural Police Representative on the Parole Board, Queensland.

Inspector Henkel holds a Bachelor of Education (QUT) and a Graduate Diploma Leadership and Management and is currently enrolled in a Juris Doctor (USQ). Inspector Henkel is also a commissioned officer in the Australian Army (Reserve) holding the rank of Major.

Inspector Henkel’s role at QUT will provide staff with enhanced opportunities to liaise with the QPS for police-related research, whilst also offering students real-world insight and knowledge about policing practices and issues.

Building healthy masculinities

Dr Michael Flood speaking at the “Thinking Outside the Man Box” forum, Wodonga, June 27

Efforts to address the harmful impacts of narrow, rigid models of masculinity are gaining momentum in Australia. In a series of presentations and workshops to practitioner and community audiences in country Victoria, Associate Professor Michael Flood explored the workings of modern masculinity in Australia, its links to domestic and family violence and other issues, and ways to build healthier lives for men and those around them. He contributed to events in East Gippsland (Bairnsdale), Traralgon, Dandenong, Shepparton, and Wodonga, in a whirlwind trip in late June. A range of community organisations and councils are putting energy into considering men and masculinities, and Dr Flood’s tour involved collaborations with organisations including Gippsland Women’s Health, Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE), Women’s Health Goulburn North East (WHGNE), and the Wodonga City Council.

Dr Flood also spoke at a ‘Woke Blokes’ panel at the Splendour in the Grass Music Festival, an event on getting men engaged in workplace gender initiatives organised by the Equal Employment Opportunity Network (EEON) in Melbourne, and on ‘Why Gender Equality is Good For Everyone’ at a Federation University event in Berwick, Victoria.

Flood also is contributing to developing work on men, masculinities, and gender being undertaken by other major Australian organisations. VicHealth, the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation, is developing a Healthy Masculinities Framework to guide work in the state, supported by a scoping review. Our Watch, the national violence prevention organisation, is developing materials to inform, support and shape the work of Our Watch and other stakeholders working on prevention campaigns, policy and practice. Associate Professor Michael Flood is providing expert advice to both organisations on their work.

Panel: Violence in Africa – towards a Southern Criminology

CJSDRC Member, Professor John Scott was invited to La Trobe University, Department of Social Inquiry on 22 July to head a panel on ŒViolence and Africa: Towards a Southern Criminology¹,

This symposium focused on the on a range of problems relating to violence and Africa, including the African diaspora. While it explored issues of violence in Africa, it also explored the neo-colonial violence against Africa, and the way in which accounts of Africa are often framed with reference to narratives of violence. These issues extend to the African diaspora and ideas of migration that become intertwined with accounts of violence, while violence against refugees and migrants is often erased.
Through these issues, the question of structural violence and its centrality to the articulation of a Southern Criminology that challenges existing global power relations and systems of knowledge is made central in critically rewriting accounts of the Œdark continent¹.

John Scott: Towards a Southern Criminology

Anthony Collins: These violent delights have violent ends: the righteous killing of Mlungisi Nxumalo and the interpretation of South Africa violence.

Ndumiso Daluxolo Ngidi: The Geography of Crime and Violence: Exploring Queerphobic Crime and Violence in Two Southern African Countries

Simóne Plüg: Violence in Campus Protests: Exploring intergenerational trauma and the escalation of conflicts.

Crispin Hemson: Young South African men confronting violence Akuch Kuol Anyieth: Masculinity and the Negotiation of Domestic Violence in the Melbourne¹s South Sudanese Australian community

Kim Lah: The Congo, an ŒExemplary¹ Australian, and the Massacre of Civilians in Kilwa: A Case Study of Capitalism, Structural Violence, and the Banality of Evil.



Crime, Justice and Social Democracy 5th Biennial Conference 2019

The Crime, Justice and Social Democracy 5th Biennial International Conference was held at Broadbeach on the Gold Coast from 15-17 July 2019.  The conference was officially opened by Tony McAvoy, Australia’s 1st indigenous Senior Counsel and QUT Alumnus of the Year 2018. A Welcome to Country was performed by Mr Luther Cora, Bungarre Family of the Yugumbah Language Group of the Bundjalun nation in the Gold Coast/Tweed area.

Around 150 people attended the conference, with representation from 13 different countries. The program content ran over 31 sessions and showcased new and interesting ideas from diverse global perspectives including Asia, South America, Africa and Australia. Our keynote presentation was from Professor Meda Chesney-Lind, from University of Hawaii.  Meda gave an interesting and engaging presentation on Feminist Criminology, Repression and Resistance:  The Global South Responds to Rightwing Movements in the Global North.”  We also welcomed Professor Setsuo Miyazawa as our guest and President of Asian Criminological Society.

We enjoyed Welcome Drinks around the pool at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Gold Coast (pictured) and we held an informal conference dinner that introduced our international guests to the great Australian cultural experience of dining in a surf club – set on the shores of the beautiful Pacific Ocean.

If you would like to share any photographs please send these to or keep adding your photos and comments to our Twitter handle #CrimQUT19.

Overall the conference was a great success, providing a special opportunity to enhance the dialogue between criminology researchers and practitioners from all over the world.  An official survey will be sent out to you shortly. We value any feedback you would like to give.



Award: Early Career Researcher Travel Award – Simone Plug

Professor Melissa Bull, Director, Crime, Justice and Social Democracy Research Centre was delighted to welcome Simone Plug as the recipient of the Centre’s inaugural Early Career Researcher Travel Award.

This award was made to an early career researcher within 5 years of completion of their PhD.  The award provided funds for the recipient to travel to Australia to present at the Crime, Justice and Social Democracy 5th Biennial International Conference.

Simone attended the conference from Durban University of Technology in South Africa and presenter a paper on “Violence in Campus Protests: exploring inter-generational trauma and the escalation of conflicts” as part of a Violence in Africa and the African Diaspora panel.

Congratulations Simone.  We look forward to following your bright future.





We’re ready – Crime, Justice and Social Democracy 5th Biennial International Conference

Our fantastic packers are working hard filling 180 conference bags ready for distribution on Monday at our 5th Biennial Crime, Justice and Social Democracy International Conference.

We have a great program of speakers and events, and the forecast says the sun will be shining for the whole three days.

The most up-to-date conference program, abstracts and other details can be found at

We can’t wait to see you there!




Domestic violence and technology: Findings and future pathways

Associate Professor Molly Dragiewicz and Dr Bridget Harris will present findings from the ACCAN funded study Domestic violence and communication technology: Victim experiences of intrusion, surveillance, and identity theft. This free public seminar will present key findings from the report on survivor experiences of technology-facilitated coercive control.

26 June, 2019
4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Room P419, Level 4, P Block, Gardens Point Campus

Download the report and infographics here

Information about the research team, future presentations, and publications is here.

Position Vacant: Lecturer, School of Justice, Faculty of Law

The School of Justice, Faculty of Law is recruiting for an ongoing full time Lecturer to contribute to real world research and teaching being undertaken in the School.

Further information about the position can be found here:

Applications close 15 September 2019.

Wanted: New Book Review Editor for IJCJSD

The International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy is looking to appoint a new Book Review editor – or editors. The Editorial team will consider two editors in this space – one for the Global North and one for the Global South.

The International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy is an open access, blind peer reviewed journal that publishes critical research about challenges confronting criminal justice systems around the world. The journal publishes four issues per year and is ranked as the top Law journal in Australia in the latest Scimago Journal & Country Rankings (2018).

All queries regarding this role can be made direct to Chief-Editor Professor Kerry Carrington