School of Justice Staff present at Australian Women’s and Gender Studies Association conference


Head of School and Professor Kerry Carrington, Associate Professor Molly Dragiewicz, and Associate Lecturer Harriet Horsfall will speak on Gendered justice: What needs to change? at the Australian Women’s and Gender Studies Association Conference 2016. See the full program here. Read more

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. Read more

CJRC staff headed to European Society of Criminology meetings


Researchers from the Crime and Justice Research Centre are headed to the European Society of Criminology Conference in Porto, Portugal 2-5 September, 2015. They will present a range of individual and collaborative work.

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Recently Published – “Family law reform and domestic violence: Lessons from Australia”


Associate Professor Molly Dragiewicz recently  published “Family law reform and domestic violence: Lessons from Australia” in Comparative Perspectives on Domestic Violence: Lessons from Efforts Worldwide, edited by  Rashmi Goel & Leigh Goodmark (Oxford University Press, 2015).

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Considering a Career in Academia? QUT’s ECARD Program is the Perfect Pathway! Apply Now.


The Early Career Academic Recruitment & Development (ECARD) Program is a QUT initiative designed to accelerate the professional development and cultural integration of recently recruited early career academics.

The ECARD Program aims to enhance understanding of academic life at QUT in order to accelerate the contribution of early career academics in their teaching, research and service. For the ECARD participant it provides a broad foundation of knowledge about QUT’s research and teaching activities and expectations, as well as the opportunity to develop strong networking and collaborative relationships across the university. Read more

QUT is Hiring! Vacancies Available for the 2016 ECARD Program. Apply Now!


QUT’s Early Career Academic Recruitment and Development (ECARD) Program has been designed to provide newly appointed staff with an excellent platform from which to build their academic careers. The ECARD program is developed and facilitated by experts from across the University and offers a comprehensive suite of activities aimed at developing participants’ skills, knowledge and abilities to help ensure their career success.

The Faculty of Law currently has four ECARD vacancies in the discipline areas of:

  • Criminology and policing
  • Intellectual property and innovation law
  • Indigenous legal issues
  • Ethics, professional responsibility, civil procedure and/or evidence.

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In the news: The Brisbane University battling domestic violence


The School of Justice was featured on Channel 7 news on Tuesday 5 May 2015.

Watch the segment here: The Brisbane University battling domestic violence

The story highlighted QUT’s new domestic violence unit was developed by Associate Professor Molly Dragiewicz, Director of the Crime and Justice Research Centre. The elective has an enrollment of 230 justice, social work, law, and psychology students. It features practitioners who guest lecture about their areas of expertise. They provide real world perspectives on working in this area. It is the first interdisciplinary domestic violence unit in Queensland.

The School of Justice has proposed a four unit Graduate Certificate in Understanding Domestic Violence which it hopes to launch in 2016.

In the news: Supporting Survivors of Domestic and Family Violence


The Crime and Justice Research Centre event Supporting Survivors of Domestic and Family Violence: Challenges and Recommendations for Justice Responses was held Tuesday 21 April 2015 at the State Library of Queensland in Brisbane. Supporting Survivors was co-sponsored by the Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research at Central Queensland University.

The event was covered by Brisbane Times, APN and ABC radio and stories about the presentations ran in 56 regional newspapers throughout Australia. Read more