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.

 

O-Week – QUT Justice Society Events

Come along to the following events organised by the QUT Justice Society during O-Week? Don’t miss these great opportunities to meet other justice students and get more involved with your studies.

‘Coffee with a Cop’, which will be held at Aroma Café at QUT on Wednesday 20 February from 1-3pm. A few Police Officers will come to give a talk to interested justice students, who will be offered free coffee.

Link to Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/376257883166948/

The second event will be a first-year pizza lunch held after the Week 1 JSB170 lecture, on Tuesday 26 February at 1pm. It will allow students to meet each other and become more acquainted with the QUT Justice Society.

Link to Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/287789495221492/

Migrant women and technology-facilitated domestic abuse 

Emerging Scholars and International Speakers – Crime, Justice and Social Democracy 5th Biennial International Conference

We are delighted to announce some of the line-up of Emerging Scholars and International Speakers who will be presenting at our conference on 15-17 July 2019.

More information about the conference including registration can be found here.

Emerging Scholars

Max Travers, UTAS, Southern Criminology stream
Jarrett Blaustein, Monash, Southern Criminology stream
Lennon Chang, Monash, Southern Criminology stream
Kate Gleeson, Macquarie Law School, Gender, Sexuality and Violence stream
Nicola Henry, RMIT Gender, Sexuality and Violence stream
Max Halupka, University of Canberra Governance, Activism and Social Change stream
Emma Russell, Latrobe, Policing stream
Monika Zalnieriute, UNSW, Technology and Justice stream
Zahra Stardust, Scarlet Alliance, Other

International Speakers

Meda Chesney-Lind, President, American Society of Criminology, University of Hawaii

Diego Zysman, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina

Richard Sparks, University of Edinburgh

Ross Coomber, University of Liverpool

Miyazawa Setsuo, President, Asian Criminological Society, Senior Visiting Professor of

Law at UC Hastings College of the Law and Professor Emeritus at Kobe University.

Tom Holt, Michigan State University

John Pratt, Victoria University of Wellington

Book: Good Data

Crime, Justice and Social Democracy Research Centre member Dr Monique Mann, along with former QUT Law colleagues Drs Angela Daly and S. Kate Devitt, recently published the open access edited text Good Data.

In response to the totalising datafication of society, there has been a significant critique regarding ‘bad data’ practices. The book Good Data proposes a move from critique to imagining and articulating a more optimistic vision of the datafied future. Good Data examines and proposes ‘good data’ practices, values and principles from an interdisciplinary, international perspective. From ideas of data sovereignty and justice, to manifestos for change and calls for activism, this edited collection opens a multifaceted conversation on the kinds of digital futures we want to see. The book presents concrete steps on how we can start realising good data in practice, and move towards a fair and just digital economy and society.

The Good Data book was launched (via QR code) on Thursday the 24th of January in Amsterdam in collaboration with the publisher Institute of Network Cultures (INC Amsterdam) and the ERC funded research programme DATACTIVE at the University of Amsterdam. Around 150 people attended the event where Monique Mann introduced the book, alongside a panel of contributors who discussed their chapters.

The book can be found here for free download (in various formats):

The Institute of Network Cultures has published a series of blogposts from Good Data authors summarising their Good Data interventions, including a post by the editors outlining 15 principles of Good Data, which can be found here:

Meda Chesney-Lind – Keynote Speaker: Crime, Justice and Social Democracy 5th Biennial International Conference

The 5th biennial international conference hosted by the Crime, Justice and Social Democracy Research Centre, Queensland University of Technology is being held 15-17 July 2019.

We are delighted to announce that our keynote speaker will be Meda Chesney-Lind, Ph.D. Professor Chesney-Lind teaches Women’s Studies at the University of Hawaii. Nationally recognized for her work on women and crime, her testimony before Congress resulted in national support of gender responsive programming for girls in the juvenile justice system. In 2013, the Western Society of Criminology named an award after her honoring “significant contributions to the fields of gender, crime and justice” and made her the inaugural recipient. Most recently, she has been elected President of the American Society of Criminology; her term will begin in 2019.

Her keynote at our conference will focus on Feminist Criminology, Repression and Resistance:  The Global South responds to rightwing movements in the Global North.

The conference is being convened at Broadbeach, a picturesque part of the Gold Coast in the south east corridor of Queensland, Australia. It has an international airport and is within close proximity to Asia and other parts of the Global South, as well as the beautiful beaches of the Gold Coast and its adjacent hinterland with rich and rare biodiversity.

This conference seeks to further build on and innovate in new and imaginative areas of criminological thought. This conference creates a globally connected space to enhance the dialogue between scholars and practitioners from the Global South and the Global North. The conference especially welcomes scholars from the global north – as a critical aim of the conference is to link northern and southern scholars in a collective project that will radically transnationalise the discipline into the future.

Further information on each of our conference guest speakers including International Visitors and Emerging Australian Scholars can be found here.

Further information about the conference, including information on how to register and submit abstracts, can be found on the conference website