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Publication – HDR student – Megan Parker

Look out for QUT Centre for Justice PhD student Megan Parker’s recent article that has been accepted in the Q1 Journal of Criminology titled,  “A central paradox’: Judicial decision-making in cases of sexual offending by young people”.  This article had Megan’s supervisor, Professor Kelly Richards as second author.

Megan is a final year PhD candidate in the School of Justice. Megan’s PhD research examines judicial decision-making about young people who commit sexual offences. Megan is a sessional academic for the School of Justice and is also working on a project exploring the lived experiences of people with disability who are in contact with the criminal justice system, with the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work at the University of Queensland. Megan has also worked as a Research Assistant for the Sexual Violence Research and Prevention Unit at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Megan’s thesis is titled, ‘The characterisation of youth who sexually offend by judicial decision-makers’

Megan’s Principal Supervisor is Professor Kelly Richards.  Her Associate Supervisors are Dr Helen Berents and Dr Nigel Stobbs.



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