Criminology

BA Alum Laurenza Buglisi’s outstanding career as a prominent advocate for victims and survivors of sexual assault

Since graduating from Monash with a double major in Psychology and Criminology in a Bachelor of Arts, Laurenza has had an outstanding career as a prominent advocate for victims and survivors of sexual assault, both in Australia and internationally. At Monash’s regular seminar for students ‘Arts in the Real World’, she shared her experiences of working in the community and mental health sector. In this interview, Laurenza talks about inspiring moments at Monash, the benefits of studying and working abroad, and strategies for students to improve their employability.

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Monash academics win two NSW Premier’s History Awards

Monash University scooped up two awards at the NSW Premier’s History Awards night on Friday 1 September. Two academics from our School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics were winners in different categories for their internationally significant work in history. Associate Professor Beatrice Trefalt and team won the General history prize for the book Japanese war…

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Australian border control with Associate Professor Marie Segrave

If border control in Australia perpetuates death and unlawful migrant exploitation in Australia, who is accountable and what must change? In 2010, the Border Crossing Observatory was founded by Professor Sharon Pickering and Associate Professor Leanne Weber, with Associate Professor Marie Segrave. It is an innovative virtual research centre that connects Australian and international stakeholders to…

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From England to Melbourne: Professor Tim Newburn delivers the 2017 Monash Criminological Horizons Lecture on ‘Riots’

On Wednesday July 19, Distinguished Visiting Scholar Professor Tim Newburn of the London School of Economics delivered the 2017 Criminological Horizons Lecture at the State Library of Victoria. Professor Newburn spoke about his award-winning Reading the Riots project that he conducted in-partnership with the Guardian following the 2011 England Riots. Drawing on this pioneering study, Professor Newburn spoke about the need for scholars, politicians and criminal justice practitioners to look beyond the immediate causes of riots and think about their long-term policy implications.

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Monash students represent at the National Model United Nations in NY

In April 2017, a delegation of Monash University students represented the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal in the 2017 National Model United Nations held in New York. Nathan Xavier Hang and Joslyn Ma, as delegates to the General Assembly First Committee, represented the interests of Nepal on the issues of science and technology in nuclear disarmament,…

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More police won’t necessarily lead to better outcomes on family violence – here’s what we need

Marie Segrave, Monash University; Dean Wilson, University of Sussex, and Kate Fitz-Gibbon, Monash University The Victorian government is recruiting more frontline police as part of a broader drive to tackle crime in the state. Among the new recruits will be 415 officers specially trained to deal with family violence. The efforts to change attitudes and…

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Can private security companies improve responses to victims of family violence?

Diarmaid Harkin, Deakin University and Kate Fitz-Gibbon, Monash University In an Australian first, the Salvation Army has partnered with a private security company, Protective Group, in a large-scale project to provide safety solutions to family violence victims. The Safer In The Home project launched in September 2016 operates in Victoria, Tasmania and Queensland. By 2017…

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Protection, not public shaming, is the way forward for child offenders

by Kate Fitz-Gibbon, Monash University and Wendy O’Brien, Deakin University The Victorian opposition recently announced its intention to push for reform of legal responses to child offenders. Described as a “two-strike-style crackdown”, the proposed reforms include removing the protection of anonymity for repeat young offenders and removing the right to request bail. The opposition describes…

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Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon awarded CHASS Future Leaders award

Monash Criminology’s Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon has been awarded the Council of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS) 2016 Future Leaders award. The Future Leader Award is given to an individual under 25 years of age who is demonstrating leadership skill and potential in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Dr Fitz-Gibbon was jointly awarded with Sarah Holland-Batt. Dr…

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