Criminology

Dr Asher Flynn Named the 2018 Winner of the Capstone Editing Carer’s Travel Grant for Academic Women

We are very pleased to announce that Monash Criminology’s Dr Asher Flynn has been named the 2018 Winner of the Capstone Editing Carer’s Travel Grant for Academic Women. Capstone Editing recognise that a major requirement of academics is that they undertake research-related travel. Academics are expected to attend and present their work at interstate and…

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New Book by Asher Flynn Featured in The Age

Monash Criminology’s Dr Asher Flynn’s latest book, Plea Negotiations: Pragmatic Justice in an Imperfect World (2018, Palgrave MacMillan), co-authored with Monash Law Emeritus Professor Arie Freiberg, was featured in an article written by Walkley-award winning crime writer and columnist, John Silvester, in The Age on 1 September. The article, entitled ‘Let’s Make a Deal’ describes…

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Adolescent family violence: Research report available online

On Thursday 2 August, we launched our Research Report Investigating Adolescent Family Violence in Victoria: Understanding experiences and practitioner perspectives and our new International Network Addressing Filial Violence. The Research Report was launched by Liana Buchanan, the Victorian Commissioner for Children and Young people and a part-time Commissioner of the Victorian Law Reform Commission. Liana commenced as Principal Commissioner…

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Launch of Myanmar Cyber Security Awareness Campaign

Monash Criminology lecturer Dr Lennon Chang recently launched a campaign to raise awareness of cyber safety in Myanmar. The campaign involves six culturally relevant animated characters to be used in a series of videos and comics addressing different cyber security ideas for the general public on cyber safety topics including phishing, hacking, changing passwords, personal information protection, cyber bullying, hate speech and cyber stalking.

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Justice and the internet: the rise (and risks) of the online vigilante

Dr Lennon Chang is interested in modern-day internet vigilantism, which is common in most countries but rife in Hong Kong, Taiwan and, particularly, China. The phenomenon plays out when internet users – or “netizens” – empowered by the reach of search engines, forums and social media, try to solve crimes or misdemeanours themselves, online, without seeking help from the relevant authorities such as the police.

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Award for best PhD presentation at Victorian Postgraduate Criminology Conference: Jessica Burley

Congratulations to Jessica Burley who was awarded best PhD presentation at the Victorian Postgraduate Criminology Conference on 22 June 2018. Jessica presented on her research into men’s behaviour change programs and evaluating what works. The Royal Commission into Family Violence identified men’s behaviour change programs as crucial in family violence prevention.  Monash GFV reviewed the Minimum Standards for Men’s Behaviour Change…

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