Criminology graduate research

The team of researchers in Criminology at Monash are leaders in their field, changing the way we think about and do justice in every setting across local, national and international contexts.

Monash criminologists are researching and producing new empirical and theoretical knowledge- setting the agenda for Criminology across a range of areas, including border policing, gender and violence, human rights, exploitation of migrant workers, imprisonment, inequality, penal reform, hate crime,and cybercrime.

The Criminology program attracts international and interstate Masters and Doctoral candidates resulting in a diverse group of scholars working together as they pursue exciting new areas of research.

The Criminology program invests in postgraduate research within our program and nationally and welcome local and international applications working within our current areas of research focus and other areas of Criminological research.

Research projects

Researchers in Monash Criminology have founded independent international virtual research centres:

Research areas

Applications are particularly encouraged in the following areas:

  • Technology-facilitated sexual violence, digital harassment and image-based abuse
  • Border Policing in the Asia Pacific, International crime and justice, private prisons and the‘war on terror’
  • Imprisonment practices, Policies and Impacts
  • Restorative Justice, particularly in post-conflict societies
  • Penal Reform and Alternatives to Incarceration
  • Social and Legal Responses to, and the prevention of, Family Violence.
  • Intimate partner violence, policing and law
  • Globalisation, Human Trafficking, Exploitation of Migrant Labourers and Border Regulation
  • Regulation of Sex / Sexual Offences / Offenders
  • Mental Health, Cognitive Impairment, Racialized Populations and Legally-hybrid Mechanismsof Punishment
  • Cybercrime, Governance of Cyberspace and Co-production of Security / Cyber security
  • Transnational Policing, Crime and Development, Comparative Criminology
  • Hate crime
  • Crime prevention and community safety

Supervisors in Criminology

Student profile

Name: Dr Mary Iliadis
Discipline: Criminology

"I was reassured in my decision to pursue a PhD at Monash University given their stellar reputation for world-leading research"

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