Public Lecture: ‘The Immigration-Crime Myth’ with Professor Alex Piquero

Public Lecture: ‘The Immigration-Crime Myth’ with Professor Alex Piquero


Few issues in public policy are as contentious as that surrounding the relationship between immigration and crime. Despite policy rhetoric indicating a strong linkage between the two, social science evidence shows otherwise.

The Monash Migration and Inclusion Centre (MMIC), in collaboration with the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology (ANZSOC), ANU and Monash Criminology, is delighted to host Professor Alex Piquero from the University of Texas, Dallas. Professor Piquero is a leading expert on immigration and life course criminological inquiry and will present a free public lecture on ‘The Immigration-Crime Myth' in Melbourne on Monday, December 3rd, 2018 from 5:00-6:30pm at the Monash Conference Centre . His presentation will review findings from several studies examining immigration and crime among samples of juvenile offenders in the United States.

Professor Piquero's public lecture will be followed by a panel discussion by academics and practitioner experts who are working in this field, including,

Sharon Pickering Professor of Criminology and Dean of Arts, Monash University

Stuart Bateson Commander, Priority Communities Division, Victoria Police

Ben Edwards Associate Professor and Program leader in Criminology.Senior Fellow at the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods

Michelle Sydes Research Fellow on communities and crime, in the School of Social Science, University of Queensland

Ali Ahmed CEO, Youth Activating Youth (YAY).

The public lecture is a pre-ANZSOC conference event in Melbourne.

Please register for this FREE event here.