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.

Webinar- Abusive Endings: Separation and Divorce Violence Against Women, a conversation with the authors

Join CJRC Associate Professor Molly Dragiewicz, CJRC Adjunct Professor Walter DeKeseredy and Professor Martin Schwartz for an international webinar

Abusive Endings: Separation and Divorce Violence Against Women, a conversation with the authors

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Molly Dragiewicz speaking at European Conference on Domestic Violence


Associate Professor Molly Dragiewicz from Crime and Justice Research Centre at Queensland University of Technology will speak at the II European Conference on Domestic Violence in Porto, Portugal on 8 September 2017. Read more

Seminar on family law: Shared care and maternal loss

Associate Professor Vivienne Elizabeth from the Faculty of Arts at the University of Auckland will speak on the harmful outcomes of the family court emphasis on time rather than relationships in considering “shared care” post-separation.  The seminar will be held August 9 from 12-2pm at Griffith’s Nathan campus and there will be a teleconference option offered on the Gold Coast. RSVP contact and other information is below in the flyer.

Recently Published – Abusive Endings: Separation and Divorce Violence against Women

CJRC researcher and lecturer Associate Professor Molly Dragiewicz,  Adjunct Professor Walter DeKeseredy (West Virginia University) and Professor Martin Schwartz (Ohio University) have co-authored a recently published book titled “Abusive Endings: Separation and Divorce Violence against Women”.  Read more

Free two day Domestic Violence conference for QUT students

CJRC member Associate Professor Molly Dragiewicz will speak at a free two day Domestic Violence conference for QUT students

Dr Ron Frey from the School of Psychology and Counselling has organised a free two day domestic violence conference for QUT students.

May 27th and 28th May
10 am – 4 pm
H101, QUT Kelvin Grove Campus

Please note attendance is free, but there is somewhat limited seating in the auditorium.
All QUT students, family and friends are most cordially welcome.  The programme is designed to maximise the participation of the audience and allow them to ask the questions they would really like answered.

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CJRC Researchers on ABC The World Today

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Dr Claire Ferguson, QUT lecturer
Associate Professor Molly Dragiewicz, QUT
Angela Lynch, Women’s legal service
Hetty Johnston, Bravehearts
Bill Potts, Qld Law Society

Listen to the podcast here

Criminologists in Australia have warned that the family court system is exposing children to abuse. New research reveals that allegations of child sexual abuse raised during divorce or domestic violence cases are often not treated seriously enough.

Katherine Gregory reported this story on Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Last chance for abstracts for Not Now, Not Ever Research Symposium

CJRC Associate Professor Molly Dragiewicz is a member of the organising group for the Queensland Not Now, Not Ever Research Symposium to be held at The Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research (QCDFVR) at Central Queensland University on Thursday 23rd & Friday 24th February 2017.

The Call for abstracts ends 30 October. Read more

QUT Awarded COALAR Research Grant

QUT has recently been successful in securing a research grant through the Federal Government’s Council on Australia Latin America Relations (COALAR) and involves CJRC Adjunct Professor Victor Minichiello and CJRC researcher Professor John Scott from the School of Justice, Faculty of Law.

The project will be conducted in partnership with three Argentine universities including Univerisdad Nacional-del—Litoral, Universidad Nacional-delSud, and Universidad Nacional-del-Quilmes.  Read more