Call for Abstracts: Crime, Justice and Social Democracy 5th Biennial International Conference 2019

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.

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.

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.

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

Justice Award for the Best Article in the International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy

Professor Kristian Lasslett has won the 2017 Justice Prize for his article –

‘Uncovering the Transnational Networks, Organisational Techniques and State-Corporate Ties Behind Grand Corruption: Building an Investigative Methodology’, for the best paper published in the International Journal for Crime Justice and Social Democracy, as judged by the Award Committee drawn from the International Editorial Board.

The award will be presented next year at our 5th Crime, Justice and Social Democracy International Conference to be held at the Gold Coast, Qld 14-17 July.

 

Professors Kerry Carrington and John Scott – Chief Editors

Dr Kelly Richards, Assistant Editor

Recently published: Resistance and backlash to gender equality: An evidence review

Crime and Justice Research Centre members Associate Professor Michael Flood and Associate Professor Molly Dragiewicz and Deakin University Honorary Professor Bob Pease recently published Resistance and backlash to gender equality: An evidence review Read more

John Scott discusses male sex work with Dan Savage

Professor John Scott recently spoke extensively with American media legend Dan Savage about his past research and his co-edited forthcoming book, Male Sex Work and Society, Volume 2, which is slated for release in early 2018. Savage, who has been described as an author, media pundit, journalist and activist for the LGBTI community, is well known for his clashes with social conservatives and the American establishment.

The interview covers a range of topics, including numbers of male escorts worldwide, clients of male sex workers, the regulation of male sex work and historic changes to the industry.

The interview can be accessed as a podcast via the Savage Lovecast site, which is ranked by iTunes and A.V. Club as among the most listened to podcasts in the world.

QUT’s Graduate Certificate on Domestic Violence featured on ABC Focus

ABC Focus will run an episode on domestic violence education in Australia on 27 March 2018 at 12:00pm QLD time. The episode features JS12 Queensland University of Technology’s Graduate Certificate in Domestic Violence and JSB286 Queensland University of Technology’s interdisciplinary undergraduate elective Domestic Violence.

Listen to the episode here 

Links to resources from the episode can be found here.

Seminar: Critical skills for critical minds: recognizing evidence manipulation in death investigations

CJRC member, Dr Claire Ferguson, recently spoke at an Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers seminar at QPS Headquarters on the topic of “Critical skills for critical minds:  recognizing evidence manipulation in death investigations”.  This event was held at Queensland Police Headquarters.

Claire spoke about key critical thinking skills in the context of death investigation examples, including the important Leahy/Arnold double murder case in North Queensland.

Claire used this and other examples to examine offenders and scenes that successfully fooled investigators and how and why the critical thinking process failed.  Common problems such as bias, observer effects, metacognitive errors and logical mistakes were considered and discussed with a view to demonstrating the critical thinking skills required for successful investigations and intelligence gathering.

This event was the largest turnout AIPIO have ever had, with 80 guests in attendance.

 

 

 

QUT’s Graduate Certificate in Domestic Violence in the news

The Sydney Morning Herald ran a story about graduate education about domestic violence in Australia. A new weapon in the fight against family violence by Jane Gilmore was published 20 March 2018. The article features quotes from QUT’s Graduate Certificate in Domestic Violence alumni. For more information about the units in the Graduate Certificate in Domestic Violence click here.

Recently published: 2nd edition of the Routledge Handbook of Critical Criminology

The 2nd edition of the Routledge Handbook of Critical Criminology, edited by CJRC Adjunct Professor Walter S. DeKeseredy and CJRC Associate Professor Molly Dragiewicz was published on 17 March 2018. The updated edition includes forty chapters and more than a dozen contributions by CJRC staff and adjunct professors such as:

Left realism: a new look (Walter S. DeKeseredy and Martin D. Schwartz)
Southern criminology (Kerry Carrington, Russell Hogg, and Maximo Sozzo)
Masculinities and Crime (James W. Messerschmidt and Stephen Tomsen)
Queer criminology (Carrie Buist, Emily Lenning, and Matthew Ball)
Critical Green criminology (Rob White)
Green cultural criminology (Avi Brisman and Nigel South)
Towards a Criminology of War, Violence and Militarism (Ross McGarry and Sandra Walklate)
Terrorism. The Problem with Radicalization: Overlooking the elephants in the room (Sandra Walklate and Gaybe Mythen)
Thinking critically about contemporary adult pornography and woman abuse (Walter S. DeKeseredy and Amanda Hall-Sanchez)
Antifeminism and backlash: a critical criminological imperative (Molly Dragiewicz)
A critical examination of girls’ violence and juvenile justice (Meda Chesney-Lind and Lisa Pasko)
The future of a critical rural criminology (Joseph F. Donnermeyer)
Violence and social policy (Elliott Currie)
Confronting adult pornography (Walter DeKeseredy)

An Author meets critics session will be held at the American Society of Criminology meetings in Atlanta, Georgia in November 2018.

Workshop on backlash and resistance to gender equality

Associate Professor Michael Flood presented on backlash and resistance to community educators and advocates in Melbourne. He was the guest of the Women’s Health Association of Australia’s “Preventing Violence Against Women Community of Practice” on February 20 in Melbourne. His presentation explored the nature of resistance to gender equality and violence prevention initiatives and ways to respond to and minimise such pushback.

This work forms part of an evidence review commissioned by VicHealth (the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation) and co-authored with QUT’s Molly Dragiewicz and UTAS’s Bob Pease. The review will be released by VicHealth on March 20.

ARC Scholarships for Higher Degree Students: Preventing Gendered Violence

ARC Scholarship – Preventing Gendered Violence The scholarship HDR student will work with a team on a project entitled “Preventing Gendered Violence: Lessons from the Global South”, funded by the Australian Research Council. The scholarship can either be for a Masters or PhD. Both domestic and international students can apply.
Eligibility Details You must meet QUT’s eligibility requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy or Master of Philosophy, in line with the course you are applying for. In addition to this, your relevant degree used as the basis for entry must be in the fields of law, criminology or social science. Provision of the scholarship is conditional on successful application and admission into the applicable course.
Ideally, applicants will also have Spanish language skills as the fieldwork will be in Argentina and Australia.

What you receive A living allowance for two years for Masters students or three years for PhD students, indexed annually ($27,082 in 2018). The scholarship is tax exempt for full-time students, and can be used to support living costs. A relocation allowance may be available subject to application and approval by the Chief Investigator of the project. An allowance may also be available for fieldworkrelated travel subject to the needs of the project and approval of the Chief Investigator.
International students will also receive a higher degree research (HDR) tuition fee sponsorship. If you’re an Australian citizen or permanent visa holder, or a New Zealand citizen, your tuition fees are normally covered by the Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fees Offset (Domestic
The Scholarship will be governed by the QUT Postgraduate Research Award rules.
How to apply Applications for the scholarship will close on the 30th of April 2018.
Submit your application to the Faculty of Law Research Team at law.research@qut.edu.au.
Your application must include:
 A cover letter  An up-do-date CV  Full academic transcript

 A summary (up to 2 pages) of your career outlining any abilities or experiences relevant to this scholarship  Details of 3 referees (email/address/contact number)
What Happens next Eligibility for admission to a PhD or Masters is determined by the Research Students Centre. Scholarship applications will be assessed by the Faculty of Law.
For more information about the scholarship or application process please contact:
Professor Kerry Carrington kerry.carrington@qut.edu.au
+61731387112
Or
Máximo Sozzo msozzo80@gmail.com