Around 100 scholars from Spain, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Chile, Columbia, UK, America, Singapore and Australia met at the international conference on Southern Criminology, co-hosted by the Faculty of Law, QUT and the Faculty of Law, Universidad Nacional del Litorel, Argentina 7-9 November 2018. The papers were simultaneously translated to bridge global divides, enhance inter-lingual dialogue and cross-cultural communication. The event was attended by 13 staff from the School of Justice, Faculty of Law, QUT.
On Monday 10 November staff from the School of Justice, Faculty of Law QUT, visited the Faculty of Law, University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina (Faculdad de Derecho UBA). Professor Diego Zysman from UBA, who is also an adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Law QUT, met the group from QUT to undertake a private tour of the magnificent building, paintings, sculpture, history and architecture. The faculty has played an important role in the building of Argentina as a democratic nation.13 of the country’s Presidents did their law degree here, as have many of the Judges who tried the military juntas. The most famous Raúl Alfonsín was the first elected president after the fall of the military dictatorship 10 December 1983. This year the university will celebrate 35 years since the return of democracy in Argentina.
What do we know about drug dealers? And how should the law deal with them? These issues are discussed in ABC Radio National’s weekly Law Report.
In the interview, Professor John Scott, from the Centre for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, discusses his recently published research in the International Journal of Drug Policy, exploring how eleven different countries deal with low end drug dealers or ‘social suppliers’.
This follows a previous study, two years ago, of interviews with two hundred small scale cannabis sellers around Australia.
For more, listen to the interview.
Interested in undertaking higher degree research for a PhD or Masters with the School of Justice at QUT? It’s not too late to get an application in before the scholarship round ends on 30 September 2018.
We are currently looking to supervise students in our areas of expertise:
- Southern Criminology
- Activism and Social Change
- Gender, Sexuality and Violence
- Policing, Diversity and Society
- Technologies and Digital Justice
Domestic Violence Beyond the Obvious: Interpreting Power, Control and Manipulation
Fulbright Specialist Mark Wynn
8 October 2018
1 – 5 pm
Room-Three-Sixty, Level 10, Y Block, QUT Gardens Point Campus
Please join the QUT School of Justice for a special domestic violence event with Fulbright specialist Mark Wynn. This interactive training will enable participants to see domestic violence offender manipulation through the eyes of people who have experienced domestic violence, first responders, and advocates. This session will enhance participants’ understanding of the power, control, and manipulation tactics used by abusers, touching on probable cause, interpretation of injuries, justifiable self-defense and determining the dominant/primary aggressor.
The Fulbright Specialist Program supports Australian educational institutions through grants to bring U.S. Specialists in selected disciplines to Australia. The aim of the FSP grant is to assist Australian educational institutions to exchange expertise and build collaborative linkages with U.S. faculty and professionals on curriculum and faculty development, institutional planning and a variety of other activities.
Congratulations to School of Justice PhD graduate Dr Natasha Papazian. Her thesis Transgender domestic violence: An analysis of the transgender community and service provision in Queensland examines domestic violence from the perspectives of transgender people and LGBT-friendly service providers. Associate Professor Molly Dragiewicz and Associate Professor Matthew Ball supervised the project.
Professor John Scott has been elected one of three Vice-President’s for the Asian Society of Criminology 2019-2021. Wai Ting Cheung ü R. Thilagaraj were elected the two other Vice-Presidents. Professor Setsuo Miyazawa from Japan was elected the President. Congratulations all and wishing you all the best for the Annual conference of the Asian Criminological Society in Malaysia this week.